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

#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, did the…

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Five Go Plaices! Just So Fishtival Preparations

#PressTrip 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? Or will…

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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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Five Go into the Woods: Timber Festival Review 2019

#PressTrip This weekend marks 3 weeks since we experienced the delights of Timber Festival and 3 weeks until we fully immerse ourselves in our next Wild Rumpus adventure at Just So. But before you start to hate me too much, I’ll crack on and tell you all about how we got on at Timber. For…

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Schools Out for Summer: Our Top 10 Places to Visit Locally

We have A LOT planned in for the holidays and we are very lucky to live in an amazing place so most of our adventures this Summer will be relatively close to home. Leek is nestled on the edge of the Peak District which affords us some amazing days out set in beautiful scenery AND…

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Plastic Free July: The Parenting Edition

You’re probably about to roll your eyes and think ‘here she is, harping on about plastic again’…well yes, I am at it again but if it got Sir David Attenborough onto the stage at Glastonbury, then I’m pretty sure it’s a hot topic! So, I’m going to revel in the fact I’m on trend for…

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Five Go Large! HappyFace Family Rave.

What do you usually do on a Sunday afternoon, maybe have a snooze on the sofa? A stroll in the countryside, or perhaps sit down to a huge roast dinner with the family? Well, on Sunday 9th June we decided to go RAVING! Show me Love Me and the hubby are; by our own admission,…

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Five Go into the Woods: Timber Festival Preview 2019

#PressTrip If Five Go! down to the woods today, we’re sure of a big surprise!…. Gather round all nature lovers, day dreamers, big thinkers. Step into an incredible weekend festival of debate, celebration and reflection in the National Forest. Timber invites you to stand up and be counted as we rethink our relationship with trees…

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