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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A visit to the Antarctic North Pole at Sea Life Birmingham

It’s a bit of a contradiction isn’t it, the Antarctic North Pole? But head to the National Sea Life Centre this week and you’ll find Santa in his North Pole Grotto. But wait, are those penguins? Everyone knows there are no penguins in the North Pole! That’s why the Santa experience at the National Sea Life Centre is so unique. Where else can you have a meet and greet with Santa with a backdrop of Gentoo penguins? A Christmas family tradition We really are regular visitors at the National Sea Life Centre, and their Christmas event is a bit of…

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Christmas illuminations at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Strolling through the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the children’s eyes were like saucers. I listened as they whispered to each other: “This is amazing, we’re in fairyland!” Arriving in fairyland at Birmingham Botanical Gardens When we arrived at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, we were greeted by a small fairground. The helter skelter, carousel and mini-roundabout were joined by a couple of small food stalls. The girls had a ride on the carousel and we enjoyed a mulled wine before heading for the illuminated trail. As soon as we set foot on the trail, the lights were simply beautiful. As we looked…

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