Wizard Weekend at the Watercress Line

Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line in Hampshire often plays host to exciting events like the Day out with Thomas. That’s why it came as no surprise that with Halloween on the horizon, they had something special planned. The Wizard Weekend is a celebration of all things magic. And what better place for it than the home of the real Kings Cross Footbridge from the Harry Potter films? Broomsticks at the ready at Ropley Station Bright and early yesterday morning, we headed for Ropley Station where plenty of free parking was available. From there, we collected tickets that entitled us to…

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How do you draw a flavour?

This is a collaborative post. The school holidays have been rather busy here but I know that for the girls at least, there’s even more to think about when the new term starts. Because we’re always on the go, nutrition is important to us. Fortunately, the girls aren’t fussy eaters, but that doesn’t mean I don’t worry about making sure they get necessary nutrients. Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles Bassetts Vitamins have recently launched their new Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles for 3 to 6 year olds. Every multivitamin contains vitamin B5 which contributes to mental…

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Thursday photo #233

Being one of the last counties in the country to get half term can feel a bit like punishment. Whatever our crime, we’ve well and truly paid the price. Tomorrow, we’ll finally be released. Only for a week of course, but we have grand plans nonetheless. Three cities in one weekend Fun days out are like buses sometimes. And in case you hadn’t noticed, I am terrible at saying no. So on Friday afternoon, my husband met me at the school to pick the girls up. We drove straight from there to Birmingham for a meet and greet with Elsa…

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A family day out at Coral Island Blackpool

As a parent, saying ‘no’ becomes a habit. Denying requests for expensive toys, late nights and sweets galore. Sometimes though, it’s good to say yes. So, when we were invited to spend a day at Coral Island in Blackpool, I decided to use it as a ‘yes’ day. Because Coral Island has everything the children love. Games, rides, arcade machines that you can win tickets on to exchange for prizes. All the things I’d often say ‘no’ to. So, how did it go when I said yes? What is Coral Island? Located directly opposite the beautiful Blackpool seafront, Coral Island…

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Disney On Ice presents Dream Big 2018

Much to the delight of children across the country, Moana makes her debut in this year’s Disney on Ice. We are huge fans of the show and go at least once a year, sometimes twice. Every time I wonder whether the girls will get fed up of it. Then, the show excels itself  yet again. And I remember why we love it so much. Meeting their Disney on Ice idols For many little ones, meeting Elsa and Anna is a dream come true. My two are no exception. When we were asked if we wanted to go to a meet…

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Interior design tweaks to help children to sleep

This is a collaborative guest post.  ‘Sleeping like a baby’… where did that phrase even come from? To most parents, ‘sleeping like a baby’ means rolling out of bed (with a huge thud on the floor loud enough to wake the neighbours), having nightmares, and shouting ‘BUT I’M NOT TIREEEEEEED’ 5 minutes after being tucked in for the night. Getting the kids to go to bed, and then getting them to stay in bed, are some of the biggest challenges for parents. And what’s even worse is that, at the end of a busy day, we’re usually too tired ourselves…

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Thursday photo #232

As the sunny days get fewer and further between at this time of year, I find myself appreciating each one a little more. There are many advantages to working from home, but the main one for me is being able to get outside in daylight every day. It makes the darker months of the year so much more bearable. A much awaited achievement Libby has been having swimming lessons since she turned four years old. To start with, she progressed quickly, whizzing through the early groups. She could already swim, so when the assessments only required her to go along…

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