Review: The Lovely Bones at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre

As I took my seat for last night’s stage adaption of Alice Sebold’s “The Lovely Bones”, I genuinely was unsure of what to expect. Having read the novel as part of my A Level studies, I was aware that the story has a dark undertone; it pretty much starts with a murder scene after all! I was intrigued to discover how the story would be told on stage. The Lovely Bones tells the story of Susie Salmon, who narrates the tale, who was brutally raped and murdered at the age of 14. Susie watches on from her version of heaven,…

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Hatton Adventure World, Warwickshire Review

[Ad-Review] We visited Hatton Adventure World last summer for a family day out. Even though it was a rainy day we still managed to have a great time. This year we were hoping for better weather to enjoy a family day in the sunshine. Since our previous visit, Baby Mack had arrived so I was interested to see how much of the attraction would be suitable for very little ones. We visited Hatton during their Great Summer Adventure period which runs across all of the summer holidays. As well as the normal attractions there are extra summer themed activities to…

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Inflatanation West Bromwich Review

My children both have bucket loads of energy, so I’m always on the look out for activities to burn some of it off. Inflatanation sounded like the perfect place for them to run, bounce and jump around. We were recently invited to the opening of the brand new Inflatanation branch in West Bromwich at the Astle Retail Park. Inflatanation is a huge inflatable play area, perfect for all the family. I’d not visited anything like this before so was looking forward to putting it to the test. As soon as we entered, I was blown away by how large the…

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10 Top Tips for a Family Road Trip

Travel has always been a passion of mine, the excitement of exploring new places and cultures. Since having children, this passion has only grown further. I love our family adventures and showing the children all about the world around them and what it has to offer. Baby Mack coped well with his holiday earlier in the year to Coombe Mill Farm in Cornwall. I thought long and hard about what would be the right type of holiday for us for our Summer adventures with a 6 year old and a 8 month old baby. After much deliberation, we decided on…

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Project Mc2 Ultimate Spy Bag Review

[Ad-Review] Mini loves science at school and conducting experiments at home. She also loves to play dressing up with handbags and make up. The Project Mc2 Ultimate Spy Bag seemed like a great combination for her. The kit is in essence a spy kit that can be used for real experiments, hidden in the disguise of a pretty bag and make up kit. As soon as she received the Ultimate spy bag, Mini was desperate to open it and set to work with some detective tasks around the house. I’m a big fan of toys that focus around STEM topics…

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