4 ways to make the garden more child friendly in Winter

This is a collaborative post. This Winter seems to have dragged on forever. It’s not so much the cold, more the impracticality of being outside. Everything’s wet and muddy in the garden so the children are stuck indoors. It’s impossible to get the trampoline dry and the decking is slippery when it’s wet so I worry about them running around on it. This year though, I’m determined to sort out our garden. I’d always focussed on getting it usable in Summer, so now I want it to be a child-friendly garden for the Winter. Here are the four things I’m…

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10 tips for cutting the cost of a Winter city break

There’s nothing better than a city break to combat the daily grind of Winter. The sights and smells of Christmas events. The crisp, frosty morning walks and the excitement of exploring a new place. But let’s face it, it can be pricey. So, if you want to get away with the family this year, here are a few tips to keep costs down. 1. Choose your destination wisely The most famous landmarks are not necessarily the most beautiful. If the romance of browsing Parisian boutiques for Christmas gifts appeals to you, consider heading to Nantes instead. It’s just two hours…

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5 Family Friendly Winter Holidays

I was chatting to a friend recently who told me that their winter holidays had gone on hold since having children. This struck me as a crying shame because so many companies do cater for children. So I’ve done a bit of research and here are my top five family friendly winter holidays. With everything from skiing, to visiting Santa in Lapland, to UK short breaks there’s something for everyone. 1. Mark Warner Ski Holidays Mark Warner are well known for their first-class provisions for children, and their family friendly winter holidays are no exception. Mark Warner provide childcare for children aged…

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Trespass Kitsy Softshell Jacket: Review

When Trespass asked me to review their Women’s Kitsy Softshell Jacket, I knew the perfect place to put it through it’s paces. During the winter, the British coast is one of my favourite places to be. But living in the Midlands, we don’t get there anywhere near enough. So you can perhaps forgive me for admitting that before my Kitsy arrived, I didn’t really having the right coat for a chilly walk on the beach. Trespass Kitsy Softshell Jacket: Review The Trespass Kitsy Softshell Jacket is made of light, flexible fabric with a light fleece lining. The exterior is windproof, waterproof and breathable.…

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