Exploring The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

Taking advantage of the first dry Sunday in a good few weeks, we headed out for a family day out to explore the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. During our Summer holidays to Holland we had visited my Great Uncle’s grave from World War II. It was a poignant moment and one that Mini seemed interesting in learning about. I thought it would be a great opportunity to build upon this with a visit to the arboretum, and a great chance to get outside in the Autumn fresh air. The National Memorial Arboretum is an 150 acre site, home to…

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Review: Lucky Fortune Collectible Bracelets

[Ad-Review] Mini has just turned 7 years old and is enjoying having some pieces of her own jewellery to wear. She was therefore very excited to receive a package of lucky fortune collectible bracelets. Surprise toys are definitely a popular option at the moment, with a huge range of these types of toys and gifts available. Mini too loves these types of gifts and couldn’t wait to open her fortune cookies to see what was inside. Each fortune cookie contains a surprise bracelet, which comes with a charm attached and a paper fortune for good luck. The bracelets are easily…

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Review: Colourbrain Disney Edition

[Ad-Review] Rainy weekends are the perfect excuse for playing family games. We were recently sent a copy of Colourbrain Disney Edition from Big Potato Games and thought it was a great opportunity to test it out. Colourbrain Disney Edition is a quiz game with two twists. The first being that you’ve got all of the answers before you start the game, the second being that they are all colours. The game was easy to set up, played with cards it didn’t need a large area to play which was ideal. As it’s quite compact it would also make a great…

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Our Family Road Trip to Holland

I spent a lot of time thinking about the ideal destination for our summer holidays this year. Knowing that the children would be 6 years and 7 months I needed to think what would work for both of them. After a lot of deliberation, we decided on a family road trip to Holland. I liked the idea that we could plan our own itinerary, go at our own pace and pack as much as we needed for the kids in the car. Last year my brother visited Holland with his children and recommended it as family friendly, so I was…

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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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