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40 years of Phoenix dance

Entertainment. Emotion. Education. On Saturday evening I was invited to see 40 years of Phoenix dance at the Birmingham rep. I have to be honest and say that every single performance moved me. From the core shaking drums of the opening act to the heartbreak of suicide in the final act. I love the performing arts and the ability dance and music has to inspire.… Read More »40 years of Phoenix dance

Spring in the city – family recommended restaurants in Birmingham and beyond

I am looking forward to the lighter nights and spring florals. When the weather starts to warm up we like to explore outdoors and often lose track of time. When it’s still a little bit too cold and damp for a picnic there’s nothing better than finding a place to pause for a good meal. When you have little ones however it’s a challenge trying… Read More »Spring in the city – family recommended restaurants in Birmingham and beyond

Family fun for Spring Half-Term at Warwick Arts Centre

Look out for Zog and more flying into Warwick Arts Centre this February break! There’s plenty to keep families occupied this Spring Half-Term at Coventry’s Warwick Arts Centre, including classical music and the arrival of the mighty Zog! Zog and The Flying Doctors (24-27 Feb 2022) is the roar-some sequel to the best-selling Zog, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.  For his second adventure Zog, the super keen student… Read More »Family fun for Spring Half-Term at Warwick Arts Centre

The hero toys and top trends for 2022

Behind the scenes of the glitzy world of toy reviewing and social media there’s an industry worth billions , with manufacturers, designers and marketing agencies working hard all year round to make sure that kids dreams come true on Christmas morning. The Toy fair is the annual trade show where manufacturers showcase their latest new products and retailers decide what they’re going to stock on… Read More »The hero toys and top trends for 2022

For the love of the game

Sports are a big deal in our family and we are super delighted to be living in the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth games. Already I can feel a buzz growing, with new buildings and transport infrastructures popping up around the city – I entered a ballot last year so luckily I’ll be taking Arlo to the games in August Birmingham is home to… Read More »For the love of the game

Winter FunLand at the NEC

This evening was the press night for Winter Funland – a brand new family friendly festive event for the midlands. All I knew in advance was that it was billed as an indoor funfair hosted by the NEC and I figured that the kids would enjoy this so we snapped up the invite and went along on the train to visit. We arrived just in… Read More »Winter FunLand at the NEC

The enchanted garden at Webbs of Wychbold – review

Quite possibly the most beautiful festive experience I’ve ever had. It’s impossible to describe just how magical the light trail around the riverside gardens is but I will do my best – my pictures do not do this justice at all. Arlo at age four was enthralled throughout and I was left feeling quite emotional and overwhelmed by the environment, especially when we walked through… Read More »The enchanted garden at Webbs of Wychbold – review

The map of wonders

The team at Map of Wonders reached out recently and asked if we would like to review one of their maps. Of course we jumped at the chance, we live going on adventures and often end up in a random corner of the U.K. looking forward something fun to make the most of the trip. We have been lucky enough to explore most of the… Read More »The map of wonders