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14 ideas for February half term 2018 in the West Midlands

Please note, this post relates to February half term 2018. If you’ve ended up on this post looking for ideas for half term 2019, fear not! Head to my new post, things to do in the West Midlands February half term 2019. Here are 14 great events that are taking place in the West Midlands during the school holidays. For more fabulous local attractions, check out these 58 family friendly days out. 1. Beyond the petticoat at the Black Country Living Museum Did you know that it’s 100 years since women were first given the right to vote? The Black…

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Bitchy women and a sexist society: the chicken or the egg?

Feminism, women’s rights, the gender pay gap. Incredibly important issues. As a female, as a parent and as a reasonable member of society, they matter to me. And yet on a particular day this week, six different incidents made me question my own feelings on these emotive topics. The women Picture the scene. You are happily making conversation with a female you don’t know particularly well. Passing the time of day, making small talk. Because you are both polite, reasonable people. Then, when you are mid-sentence, another female walks up and interrupts to talk to the person you are with.…

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Thursday photo #193

What a pleasantly uneventful week. Since the children went back to school, I have unintentionally taken my foot off the pedal with work. Or rather, I haven’t really put it back on again after the Christmas break. And do you know what? It’s brilliant. Winter cycling Saturday used to be when I’d catch up on work and everyone else went out for the day. But this weekend, there was nothing that couldn’t wait. So, we all headed to our favourite place, National Trust Croome. It was the first time Libby had seen the new tree house art installation, and both…

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Family Travel Tips #20

Well, after a somewhat impromptu break over Christmas, family travel tips is back! I look forward to reading about everyone’s adventures over the past few weeks. I’ve been green with envy at some people’s posts about ski trips and Aurora watching! Featured posts It seems like an awfully long time since the last linky. However, a post from Tin Box Traveller about Cornish Myths and Legends has stuck in my mind. I have to admit to being a little biased as I love Cornwall anyway. But this fascinating post about sea monsters, mermaids and giant killers has made up my…

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The best UK family travel destinations for every month of the year

At this time of year, I always start thinking about holidays. With Christmas behind us, the next break is much needed. During 2018, we probably won’t venture much further than the UK. And it’s easy to think that a UK holiday could be ruined by the weather. But whatever time of year you go, UK family travel bloggers have some suggestions for the perfect UK destination. January Ayrshire: “I’d suggest Ayrshire in January. It’s the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs and get out in to the fresh air. We just loved our rambles on the beach, cycling around…

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