Review: We’re Quackers for Thornbridge Hall & Gardens

Living in Leek means that we are in Staffordshire but also right on the border of both Cheshire and Derbyshire so our days out tend to flit between the three counties. Now, I like to think I know of most places within our local area but during the Easter holidays we discovered a real hidden…

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Review: The Lanterns at Chester Zoo 2019

AD | I have been or could be compensated via a cash payment, gift or something else of value for writing this post. See our full disclosure policy for more detail. 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…

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Into the Woods: Timber Festival Preview 2019

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 and…

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Just So! Festival Preview 2019

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 been…

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Review: Blue Planet Aquarium

AD | I have been or could be compensated via a cash payment, gift or something else of value for writing this post. See our full disclosure policy for more detail. For James’s 2nd birthday treat day out we needed somewhere that would keep both him and Stanley entertained (no easy task!), be predominately indoors…

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How We Became Local Legends: Leek Life

…not that we weren’t already, you understand!! Hands up if you love where you live…I know I do! We call Leek (a small market town on the edge of the Peak District in the Staffordshire Moorlands) home. And, in my opinion it is an absolutely brilliant place to live and raise children! Why? Because there’s…

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Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels

Hold onto your Wensleydale my old chums, I have some exciting news for you! Wallace & Gromit are back in a cracking live tour celebrating the 30th Anniversary year of the cheese loving pair. (c) and TM Aardman/W&G Ltd. All rights reserved. In May and June 2019, Carrot Productions will tour Wallace & Gromit’s Musical…

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Review: Snow Much Fun, Whatever The Weather

Were you dreaming of a white Christmas? Fed up of your little ones constantly asking when it’s going to snow? Need an activity that’s snow much fun that it will distract them while you eat what’s left of the festive goodies? Loving how many times I have mentioned snow in this paragraph? It’s Snow problem,…

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Review: The Lanterns at Chester Zoo 2018

This year, I feel like I’ve skipped a couple of months somehow. November came around far too quickly and suddenly we’re into December and up until now I haven’t felt at all ready for the Christmas period. So, in order to try and get into the festive spirit I started looking into activities we would…

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5 Things I Swore I’d Never Do…

…and then did, practically the minute I became a Mum!! 1. The stain check and sniff test No, I was going to be completely organised, have drawers full of freshly washed and pressed clothing arranged by season and size. So if one of my darlings spilled some of their organic apple juice down their top,…

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