The Easter holidays are one of my favourite times of the year. We’re not busy, the weather is improving and it’s the perfect time to explore our local area. Here’s what’s going on at the top attractions in the West Midlands this Easter. 1. Warwick Castle – Warwick This Easter there’s more than ever going on at Warwick Castle. The Flight of the Eagles falconry displays are back, along with the Horrible Histories Wicked Warwick live stage show and the Horrible Histories maze. The trebuchet siege machine is fired twice a day and young children will love taking part in an…

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My children have always been quite good eaters. With a few exceptions, they tend to eat whatever I put in front of them at dinner time. In fact the only time they really struggle is when they’ve been eating sweets and junk food between meals. So there’s no problem then. Don’t feed them between meals and everything will be fine. Wrong! The snack dilemma The issue I have is that by mid afternoon when Lia gets up from a nap and Libby finishes school, they’re hungry. They’re also tired, we usually have somewhere else to go before home and it’s a…

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It has been one of those weeks where I’ve had lots of work on but just as many excuses to step away from the laptop. Take last night for example. I had a million and one work-related things I should have been doing. And yet what I was actually doing was arguing with a roll of washi tape. Which is probably exactly what most of the country’s parents were doing in preparation for World Book Day. What we’ve been up to Despite my pleas for a quiet weekend, I was outvoted and we headed to Warwick Castle on Saturday. I have…

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I don’t know about you, but I spend most of the year waiting for my holiday. When I’m not on holiday, I’m thinking about holidays. And this year, Mark Warner are looking for blogger ambassadors. They want to see a mood board of our top 10 travel must haves. And for me, travel is all about the holiday itself, not the material things you take with you. So here are our top 10 holiday essentials, as demonstrated by Lia.   1. Beaches This one’s for the girls. For them, a holiday is all about building sandcastles, splashing in the waves and…

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I love going on days out with the girls, but in the Winter it can be a nightmare. You see if we go for a brilliant indoor day out somewhere like the National Sea Life Centre, it means taking coats. As soon as we get indoors the coats come off and I end up carrying them. So when I was offered the chance to review the Wunderlife Brug – a large bag that will fit in my handbag, I jumped at the chance. What makes the Brug different? There are lots of reusable bags around that pack down, but none…

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