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About that happily ever after

I’m all for reading to children and there’s nothing better than a classic fairytale to get the imagination flowing. But the problem with fairytales is that pesky happily ever after. Girl meets boy, boy isn’t a total waste of space. Birds sing, animals talk, cutlery dances and they all live happily ever after. Meanwhile back in the real world… In the blink of an eye, the little girl who read the fairytale grows up. She’s a dreamer, a romantic and a go-getter. She knows all about hard work, and she knows the course her life will take. She’ll travel around…

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Family friendly events West Midlands May half term 2017

We’ve only just got past the Easter holidays and yet in just a few weeks, the children will be off school again. This post is about local attractions running specific events for May half term. You’ll notice that there are several family favourites missing from this list. This is simply because whilst they’re open, they’re not doing anything in particular that week. So for a more comprehensive list of places to go, check out these 58 family friendly days out in the West Midlands. Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) – Stratford-upon-Avon There are workshops and activities for children aged from 4 to…

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Thursday photo #156

I’m not a huge fan of routine. Most days we tend to potter along in a relatively similar manner, but I’ll take any chance to be spontaneous. And yet, there has been so much upheaval over the past couple of years that I’m craving some sort of routine. Ready to find ‘normal’ My husband’s work has been somewhat changeable over the past two years. This was predominantly due to his injury. Then a restructure in the organisation was thrown in for good measure. And it seems that every couple of months, our little equilibrium changes again. For the past couple…

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Get ready for a summer of swimming with Konfidence

So many of my favourite memories from last summer involve being around water. From the paddling pool on the decking to building sandcastles on a beach to swimming in a lake. And on every occasion, Konfidence products have been there to keep the girls safe. So it’s a real privilege to be working with Konfidence even more this year as official Konfidence swimologists. About Konfidence Konfidence is a family business that makes a vast range of children’s swimming products. On a family holiday in 1996, Andy and Caroline realised that buoyancy aids were too heavy for children. They needed a solution…

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Family Travel Tips #4

It’s Tuesday again, time for another Family Travel Tips. I hope everyone has enjoyed the long weekend, we’ve certainly been making the most of the extra family time to get out and about. The past fortnight has been a total whirlwind for me and reading everyone’s amazing family travel posts was a welcome distraction. Featured posts Every fortnight, Carrie and I each choose a post to feature from those that linked up last time. I really enjoyed this post about edible Shetland from Foodie Quine. Shetland is somewhere I have always wanted to visit and Claire’s post just made me…

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