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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

    Belgrade Theatre hosts a season of children’s treats this spring

    Belgrade Theatre hosts a season of children’s treats this spring

      This season, the Belgrade Theatre hosts a fantastic range of shows for children of all ages. Little ones can take a stroll through the deep, dark wood with The Gruffalo, and enjoy magical puppetry with Oi Frog and Friends! Live on Stage. There’s something for older ones too, with brand new stage adaptations of George Orwell’s Animal Farmand Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful. Fun for all the family kicks off with Billionaire Boy on the Belgrade’s… Read More »Belgrade Theatre hosts a season of children’s treats this spring

      What’s trending in 2022

      What’s trending in 2022

        Whenever it comes to January I always feel as though I need a compete revamp – from wishing I had the budget to fill my wardrobe with new clothing, to feeling as though my home looks plain without the festive decorations and planning my next DIY project – never mind booking in a holiday to chase away the winter blues. I’ve been putting in the… Read More »What’s trending in 2022

        There’s a new pickle in town - reversible Cats vs. Pickle plushie review

        There’s a new pickle in town – reversible Cats vs. Pickle plushie review

          Cats vs. Pickles invites you to enter a world in which cats are nothing short of paw-trified of Pickles! But, for their green pickled adversaries, this fear is a cu-cumbersome burden to bear, because Cats have simply meows-understood! All they want is a bit of love! Arlo has been obsessed with these funny little things for a while now – it started when we found… Read More »There’s a new pickle in town – reversible Cats vs. Pickle plushie review

          Teaching kids knife skills

          Teaching kids knife skills

            As a trainee teacher in design and technology one thing which I am constantly repeating over and over is “bridge and claw” – this is the method we use to teach knife skills to our children from year seven and I have found myself repeating it to the GCSE groups too. Some pupils could rival Gordon Ramsey with their culinary skills whilst others have never… Read More »Teaching kids knife skills

            Best type of artificial grass

            Best type of artificial grass

              These days, many homeowners and commercial business owners seem to be interested in investing in artificial grasses. There are a whole lot of manufacturers offering different types of artificial turf products. But how to choose the best type? Grass Direct says that several factors are to be taken into consideration during the selection process. Doing thorough research on the web and taking help of industry… Read More »Best type of artificial grass

              Which scooter for a four year old?

              Which scooter for a four year old?

                Arlo has been obsessed with scooters from a very young age and we have had our fair share of adventures on three wheeled options which have helped him gain confidence up to this stage. Every time we visit the local park his eyes glaze over as he watches the big kids on the ramps and he admires their stunts and “tricks” as he calls them.… Read More »Which scooter for a four year old?

                Winter FunLand at the NEC

                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

                  Get Christmas wrapped up with Aura

                  Get Christmas wrapped up with Aura

                    I am absolutely obsessed with Christmas (in case you hadn’t noticed) and we love all things festive in this household. We have so many cute little surprises for our family and friends – you can see our gift guides and amazing advent is practically bursting as they’re so full – now that the big day is approaching we have also been working hard on handmade… Read More »Get Christmas wrapped up with Aura