Five Go Festive! The Lanterns at Chester Zoo 2019

#ad [press trip] If you’re a regular to my blog and social channels then you’ll already know that we are huge fans of Wild Rumpus. They have been responsible for providing some truly magical memories for our family (at Timber Festival, Just So Festival and Art on the Run) during the last couple of years.…

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See Santa in Stoke: Christmas 2019

I realise that some of you reading this are already super organised for Christmas and I can say with all certainty that I’m unlikely to ever join your ranks! So far the only Christmas presents I’ve purchased for my boys were disguised and hidden so well that my hubby threw them away…that will teach me,…

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Our Top Festive Finds 2019: Something A Little Bit Different!

We (well, me and the kids…Ben not so much!) love the run up to Christmas, and over the years we’ve discovered some treasures that aren’t your usual run of the mill festive offerings, but something unique that will fill your heart with Christmas cheer! We don’t venture too far (long car journeys with 3 small…

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Rolling Down The Road: A David Gibb Album Review

#Ad [Gifted] We were very fortunate to catch David Gibb playing live at Just So Festival over the Summer. It was definitely one of the highlights of our Just So weekend. David hadn’t been on our radar up until this point and so we didn’t really know any of his songs – we needn’t have…

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Fun Finds for Kids: ‘Up ‘Anley Duck’

Stoke-on-Trent is a funny one as far as cities go! Made up of six towns, Hanley is known as the city centre locally, yet Stoke itself also has plenty to offer. But, for the purpose of this post I’m listing some great ideas to keep the kids happy while you’re ‘Up ‘Anley Duck’ as we…

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The Snowman Tour 2019: A Preview

#Ad [Press Trip] We’re now into September, the kids are back at school, the leaves are starting to fall and therefore I’m declaring it perfectly acceptable to start talking about Christmas! Yaay! There are certain films and programmes that I always associate with Christmas, however the one that really does top my Christmas TV tree…

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Dear Stanley…

Tomorrow will be your first day at school. Your uniform is ironed, everything is labelled and the obiligatory new bag and water bottle have been purchased. YOU are ready. You’ve even said ‘I’m ready for big school’ today but you’ve admitted to me that you’re a bit nervous. I’ve reassured you that everyone will be…

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Five Go to Just So! 2019 Festival Review

#Ad [Press Trip] Just So 2019 will go down in history, maybe because it was the 10th birthday of the now well established festival, but mainly because it was the year of ALL THE MUD! It certainly was NOT for the faint hearted! I‘ll quickly explain that this was our first time at Just So…and,…

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Five Go Plaices! Just So Fishtival Preparations

#Ad [Press Trip] Did you sea what I did there? (I can’t help it, it’s codtagious!) It’s only one sleep to go until we head to Just So Festival for it’s 10th birthday celebrations and we are beyond excited! Who will be victorious in this year’s Tribal Tournament? Will the fish retain their 2018 title?…

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Days out for Nowt: August activities in Stoke-on-Trent 2019

So we’re nearly halfway through the Summer holidays now, anybody a bit scared to check the bank balance…or is that just me? If you are searching for ways to have a fun filled day out without splashing the cash then look no further, here I’ve compiled some of the best FREE days out that our…

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