Interviews With Pets Chapter 2 – Leia’s Story

After the resounding success of Pico’s Story last week, my Interviews With Pets series is back with another feline. Leia is Donna’s cat from What The Redhead Said. I am a huge fan of Donna’s blog and she has featured previously on my Inspirational Parents series. So it seems only right that we hear the insider gossip on Donna from her buddy Leia. 1. What’s your name, what sort of animal are you and what makes you a brilliant pet? My name’s Leia and I’m a black cat. Not any special kind of cat, just a pretty ordinary cat but I am…

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The Play’s The Thing At The RSC Stratford – Review

This morning we headed to Stratford to check out the new interactive exhibition at the RSC, The Play’s The Thing. Tucked away on the other side of the RSC Café, the exhibition brings to life some of Shakespeare’s most famous works. The Play’s The Thing – Introduction When I think of an exhibition, I imagine something relatively static. Definitely not the sort of thing my children would be particularly interested in. But the beauty of The Play’s The Thing is that it uses such a wide range of formats to reach visitors that it really does keep people’s attention. When…

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Thursday Photo #129

Well I can safely say that half-term hasn’t quite gone to plan. We had grand plans for this week. First we thought we might go away for a few days. Then we decided to stay local and have some nice days out, getting some much-needed home decorating done at the same time. What actually happened… Libby came home from school buzzing last Friday. She’d had a brilliant day and couldn’t wait for her week off. Neither could I – it’s been too long since we’ve had any really great days out together without work getting in the way. So on…

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Interviews With Pets Chapter 1 – Pico’s Story

Since starting my Inspirational Parents interview series, it’s been one of my favourite things to share on my blog. I love the insight into people’s lives and the fact that they put so much thought into answering my questions. And in case you haven’t noticed, my dogs are quite a big part of the family. So I thought it was about time I did some interviews revolving around pets. This is the first in a series of interviews where pets skillfully answer my testing questions and tell us all about the families they live with. I’m so honoured that the series kicks off…

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Celebrating Britain’s Superpowers

This is a collaborative post. In homes up and down the country there are families with hidden talents. You might even call them superpowers. When npower researched our everyday superpowers, dad dancing and lip-syncing were ranked highly among the things that make Britain great. But there are other things too. Mums growing vegetables, dads baking cakes. Cats keeping the children entertained and dogs cleaning the floor after every meal. In fact there are so many hidden talents out there that npower wanted to celebrate them. They even roped in Peter Andre to help. What’s your superpower? So what’s your family’s superpower?…

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Toddlebike2 – Review & Giveaway

When Libby was tiny, a friend of mine was kind enough to send us a Toddlebike for her birthday. At the time I’d never heard of Toddlebike, but it has since gone on to become probably the most used toy in our household. Toddlebike is designed to be the prequel to a balance bike. It teaches very young children to sit down on the bike and scoot along. And recently, Toddlebike has had a makeover. We’ve been lucky enough to be sent the Toddlebike2 to review. Toddlebike2 The Toddlebike2 is light, easy to climb onto and easy to steer. The handlebars…

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Inspired Lines with Great Western Rail

This is a collaborative post. Great Western Railway (GWR) have done some research and found that in Britain, over a third of us feel we’ve lost our creativity as adults. I find that really sad and GWR decided it was time to do something about it. Great Western Rail Inspired Lines Competition The Great Western Rail Inspired Lines competition aims to get us all putting pen to paper. They’re asking us to write a short poem of a MAXIMUM of 50 words. The poem should be inspired by views from the train window on a GWR line. To help promote the competition,…

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