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National Forest Adventure Farm – Review

Yesterday, we spent a really enjoyable day at the National Forest Adventure Farm in Tatenhill, Staffordshire. The adventure farm is just one part of the National Forest area of the West Midlands and I was fascinated to learn what it was all about. The National Forest Over 20 years ago when the 200 square mile National Forest was created, it was an area of the Midlands that had very little woodland. The decision was made to turn it into a new area of forest where forest-based activities and woodland businesses would thrive. By October 2012, 8 million new trees had been…

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Learning to be good enough

This afternoon, my husband sat with my little girl while she did her school reading. She wasn’t concentrating. She was tired from school, her gym class and then seeing the nurse for her flu vaccination. She still hadn’t eaten because they were reading while I made dinner. I could hear my husband getting frustrated with her as she fidgeted about. I came in to see what was going on. She couldn’t concentrate, wouldn’t sit still and kept playing with her clothes and her glasses. He was pointing at words and she wasn’t looking at them.I reminded her of a chat…

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Thursday Photo #126

Well it’s been quite a week. On Saturday I did the Gower 50 Ultramarathon – my first ever ultra but hopefully not my last. I didn’t run as much of it as I’d have hoped to and I suffered quite badly with blisters. But despite it all, I got round and I’m proud to have done it. The girls had a day around Swansea while I was running. They were on one of the beaches to meet me as I ran past. Sunday was swimming day and their dad took them while I was still on my way back from…

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Teletubbies Magazine – Review

This is a collaborative post. Libby has always enjoyed a magazine. She likes doing all the activities and having the one on one time to go through it together. If I’m honest, I’d never really got around to buying a magazine just for Lia. But with Libby at school, when we were offered the opportunity to review the Teletubbies magazine, I realised it was time I started doing things like this with Lia. Teletubbies Magazine – Free Gift I’m not going to lie, I’ve never known a child read a magazine before playing with the free gift. With the Teletubbies…

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Run Walk Crawl Gower 50 – Review

I know what you’re thinking. You don’t expect to go to a family blog and find a review of an ultramarathon. But occasionally it doesn’t hurt to try something a bit different, so this is my review of the Run Walk Crawl Gower 50. Who knows, it might inspire somebody else to give it a go. On Saturday I set off at 7.40am from Llanmadoc with 180 other people and one dog (Bubbles) to circumnavigate the whole of the Gower Peninsula on foot. That’s a total of 50 miles. Run Walk Crawl Gower 50 – the route The vast majority of the route follows…

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