Celebrating summer days with Capri-Sun

This is a collaborative post.  Since Libby started school, I’ve been acutely aware of how quickly the Summer holidays fly by. And this year, Lia starts school too. So now, more than ever, I’ve been trying to make the most of the long Summer days. The girls go to sleep late anyway, so we might as well make the most of it and have some fun. Days in the sunshine Have you seen the social media posts going around lately about 18 summers? They point out that we only get to spend 18 summers with our children. And that’s if…

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A family dinner and the new menu at Cosy Club

Before I tell you about our dinner, I have to declare a slight bias. When Cosy Club asked if we’d like to review their new menu, it was a few days after I’d eaten at their Manchester branch. We’d been there as a big group on my sister’s hen do and the food was incredible. So, I had already decided to take the family to the Worcester branch soon. And it was definitely the right decision. Starters at Cosy Club There aren’t many places where I would consider having a pre-starter. Let’s face it, I’m more of a dessert person.…

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Grab 40 per cent off A Snapfish Father’s Day for the Dad who has it all

Let’s face it, there’s one of ‘those’ people in every family. You know the one, and you probably have the same conversation with him every year. “What do you want for Christmas / birthday / Father’s Day?” “Oh, there’s nothing I need.” “I don’t care, you know I need to get you something from the kids and if I just choose something, you won’t like it.” “It’s fine, just get me anything.” “Happy Father’s day.” “I don’t like it.” In case you hadn’t guessed, that someone in our family is my dad. And my husband isn’t much better. So, thank…

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Little Mermaid – the circus sensation at Malvern Theatres

Last night, we all headed to one of our favourite local places, Malvern Theatres. The new Metta Theatre production of the Little Mermaid is an incredible, awe-inspiring take on the Hans Christian Andersen Story. It’s only 70 minutes long with no interval and a tiny cast. We were all utterly spellbound throughout. The Little Mermaid – the story The original Hans Christian Andersen story has been adapted in various ways over the years. The Metta show has its own twist in the tale. It follows the Little Mermaid, her Seahorse friend and all her sisters. On the Little Mermaid’s 16th…

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5 Tips for watching Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment

When Mickey and Minnie came onto the ice to introduce Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment, the excitement was palpable. The introduction had told the audience to sing, dance and enjoy it. And that’s exactly what we did. Here are our five top tips for a brilliant evening at Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment. 1. Beware of the traffic This was our first mistake. Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment very kindly invited us to a meet and greet with Mickey Mouse before the show. So, we set off straight from school in plenty of time. But the…

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Win a teapot with cups and a vast selection of tea from Adagio

There’s little more comforting than a hot cup of tea. But all teas were not created equal. Adagio tea is all hand picked and sourced from origin. Their flavours are natural and they contain no added sugar as well as being vegan and gluten free. As these are loose leaf teas, Adagio also sell teapots. And they are some of the cutest teapots I’ve ever seen. Adagio tea Adagio sell an incredible selection of loose leaf tea and I’ve been trying out a few of them. Their teas range from standard black tea and Earl Grey, through to green teas, white…

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A gift for the person who has everything

There’s always that one person at Christmas isn’t there? For me, it’s my dad. It’s not that he’s ungrateful for the presents we buy him, he’s just honest. No, he doesn’t want anything. He doesn’t need anything. He has everything. So, we guess and buy him something we think he’ll like. He doesn’t. And he’s honest about it. So, we resort to buying him alcohol. Not ideal, but at least he’ll drink it. Introducing Jord Wood Watches For once, this Christmas was different. My dad has always loved things made of wood. He is quite skilled at woodworking himself, so…

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