Living Planet [The Story of Survival on Planet Earth]: A Review

#ad [gifted] I love a good reference book and still have a small treasured collection from when I was little that I have been rediscovering with my boys as we’ve been trying to facilitate home learning. However, I’m also aware that my boys live in an increasingly digital age so when we were asked if…

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Festive fun in the Forest: Buried Treasure Adventures

#ad [gifted] Just over 2 weeks ago we stepped into the unknown on a family Christmas adventure in the woods. We were invited to try out Buried Treasure Adventures, a new local venture based in Trentham, Staffs. Before agreeing I decided to do a little research and checked out their website and Facebook page. Only,…

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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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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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Five Go into the Woods: Timber Festival Preview 2019

#Ad [Press Trip] 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…

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Five Go for a Grand Day Out! Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels

#PressTrip We had been looking forward to this for a while now, but the day was finally upon us. I had it planned out in detail. That morning I let James sleep in as late as possible before getting him up and ready to take Stanley to pre-school. I successfully got James to take an…

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The Boy in the Bubble: The Uncle Bubble Mega Loop

#ad Everyone loves bubbles don’t they? I prefer mine chilled and in a glass, but I happen to know two little boys who like to chase and pop them, make beards from them in the bath and wave a wand and watch them fly high into the sky. And, don’t get me started on the…

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Five Go to Just So! Festival Preview 2019

#PressTrip Have you ever experienced proper excitement? I’m talking the kind that makes your tummy flutter with butterflies and your arms go all goosey! Yep? Well imagine trying to hold it all in for nearly 2 months! So, you can appreciate how excited I am to finally be able to tell you that we have…

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Teething Times with Fiddle Beads

#ad Firstly, sorry for the radio silence, but for the last few weeks I’ve been dealing with a full on slobbery, red cheeked, clingy, sleep regressing 4 month old monster albeit a cute and cuddly one, who has hit teething hard. Luckily for us, some relief came with the arrival of two #gifted teething products…

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