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

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 would like…

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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

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 worried though,…

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Five Go Mad for Macaques! Trentham Monkey Forest

Trentham Monkey Forest recently announced that the first babies since 2017 have been born. The staff at Monkey Forest spotted females showing signs of pregnancy, and were eagerly awaiting these special arrivals. The park has happily revealed that they have welcomed not 1, not 2, but 3 babies – 2 males and a female. Imagine…

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

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 afternoon…

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Five Go Barging About! Heritage Narrow Boats

March can be a tricky month to predict weather-wise, in the past we’ve had glorious sunshine and warmer no coat days and then again we’ve had snowdrifts and road closures. So it seemed an impossible task to try and arrange a special family day out for Ben’s 40th (in case you were wondering, I’ve got…

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Snow, Slime and a Stegosaurus!

You may recall that I’ve partnered with Zimplikids before, back in early January we tried out their Snoball Play pack and had a great time having a snowball fight up at our local park. Read more about it here. We were sent two more Zimplikids products to use and this time we got a bit…

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Teething Times with Fiddle Beads

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 from…

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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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