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Wetland Heroes app: Family day out at WWT Slimbridge – review

The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust site at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire has long been a favourite day out for local families. This summer, they have launched the Wetland Heroes app to make it even more exciting. Visitors can follow a trail and scan signs for extra information about the creatures they meet. Read interesting facts, take a fun selfie and even listen to the sounds they make. We headed to Slimbridge for the launch of the Wetland Heroes app and to enjoy a fun day out in the sunshine. About WWT Slimbridge The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust is the leading wetland…

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Chi Chi London Dresses: Review [AD]

Children often lead the way when it comes to wearing what they love, don’t they? They don’t care if the colour suits them, whether it is fashionable or flattering. It’s all about the way the clothes make them feel. For my girls, wearing a beautiful dress makes them happy. So, that’s what they do. Whether we’re going to the pub, the park or at home in lockdown. I often think I should take a leaf out of their book but I rarely buy clothes for myself, let alone dresses. So, when Chi Chi London offered to kit us all out,…

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Things to do West Midlands May half term 2021

Isn’t it refreshing to be approaching a school holiday with the ability to plan days out? Understandably, lots of places are just getting back on their feet this May half term so they may be reopening for business as usual rather than special events. Nonetheless, if you’re looking forward to family time in (hopefully) warmer weather, these things to do around the West Midlands will help you plan a school holiday full of fun days out. This guide covers the whole West Midlands region so if you’re looking for activities in a particular area, please use the table below to…

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Chocolate Chip Flapjacks: Quick and Easy Recipe

This chocolate chip flapjack recipe is a delicious, indulgent treat. Whilst it contains plenty of nuts and seeds, it is far from a healthy recipe with the focus being on the chocolate. It makes an ideal after school snack for children and goes nicely with a cup of tea or coffee. Better still, chocolate chip flapjacks are super easy to make with no pre-heating of any ingredients required. Simply pile them all into a bowl and mix them up. Using a food mixer is quickest and easiest but if you don’t have one, a mixing bowl and spoon will work…

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Loft conversion: a fresh perspective on extending our home [AD]

Isn’t it funny how you grow into a house? When I first bought our current home, I was single. I moved in on my 23rd birthday and everything I owned fitted into my car. The people I bought from had left me some white goods and within a few days, friends and family had turned up with furniture. Sofas, wardrobes and a bed. Even with all that in it, the house seemed huge with just me rattling around on my own. The huge garden was equally disconcerting, so I got planning permission to build a house in it and sold…

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