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10 cheap holiday activities for children

This time of year is SO flipping expensive isn’t it?? Presents, Christmas dinner, days out, Santa visits, festive food and drink. You name it, you’ve got to buy it. Then you throw bored children into the mix. Finding cheap holiday activities for children can be hard going but it’s definitely possible. Here are my top 10. 1. Bake I don’t know about yours, but my children love to bake. It’s something I don’t do enough with them during term time because we just can’t seem to find the time. So during Christmas holidays, we get stuck in. This year, the girls…

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Dewsall Court Country House Herefordshire

Last week I received an email asking if I’d like to attend a blogger’s lunch at the stunning Dewsall Court, a wedding venue and country retreat in rural Herefordshire. I love days out, so I was devastated when I realised it was on a day when my husband was working and there was nobody to have Lia. But incredibly Dewsall Court is totally family friendly and I was able to bring Lia along. About Dewsall Court Dewsall Court is a huge country house in rural Herefordshire that sleeps up to 27 people. It has 10 stunning bedrooms, each with its…

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HIBS100 Homesense Christmas Party Birmingham

I stepped off the train at Birmingham New Street and fought my way though crowds of tipsy shoppers at the Christmas market. After a brief pause in Starbucks to change into my cripplingly beautiful shoes, I headed to the Lost and Found for the HIBS100 Homesense Christmas party. Not knowing anybody who was going, I arrived alone and asked the barmaid where the party was taking place. “It’s in the private function room behind the bookcase.” The Lost and Found Birmingham I worked in Birmingham for a few years prior to having children so I know quite a few of the bars in town.…

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How you feel is your decision

One of my most vivid memories of childhood is sitting in the shallow end of a cold, dated swimming pool gazing up at the man on poolside and listening with awe. As swimmers, we were often told about new techniques, training regimes, drills and equipment that would improve our swimming. But our coach was one of those people who took a genuine interest in our lives outside of the pool as well. Occasionally, he would arrange for someone different to come and talk to us. They might do some coaching or speak about nutrition. But on this occasion, a Danish gentleman by the…

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Konfidence Golden Bucket Sand Art Competition

This summer, Konfidence launched a brilliant competition for children under 8 years old to create their own sand art masterpiece. The top three will win a bronze, silver and gold coloured bucket and spade trophy. There is also a £200 Konfidence voucher for the winner, plus a £100 and £50 voucher for the second and third placed entries, as well as a Trunki suitcase and a Bombura bath robe. There are even weekly winners who will receive a framed certificate with a copy of their picture incorporated into it. The competition is being sponsored by the new Konfidence swim jackets,…

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