A wardrobe revamp with JD Williams

Shopping is a bit like marmite. You either love it or you hate it. Personally, I’d choose a pot of marmite over a shopping trip any day. However, I recently reached the point where the vast majority of my clothes needed binning. Actually if I’m honest, that point was about two years ago. So, when JD Williams got in touch and asked me to feature a few of their items on the blog, I jumped at the chance. About JD Williams JD Williams is an online clothing store that really does have something for everyone. I’ve earmarked their children’s offering…

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Christmas gift guide for primary school children

Is there a ‘right’ thing to buy primary school age children for Christmas? Do you limit how much you spend or buy as much as you can afford? I’m not one for vast numbers of presents piled under the Christmas tree. I tell my girls they can only ask Santa for one thing. As long as it’s reasonable that’s what they get, along with a few stocking fillers. A couple of years ago, the four gift rule started to make its way around social media. The four gifts are something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to…

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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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Spirit Riding Free stable sleepover

As the doors opened on the children’s bedroom for the weekend, there were shrieks of delight. Eleven girls in one big dormitory. New toys, balloons, fairy lights, Spirit Riding Free duvets and pillows on their bunk beds and a whole load of new friends to share it with. Spirit Riding Free If you have children of primary school age, you’ve probably heard of Spirit Riding Free. It’s a sweet, upbeat animation shown on the Pop TV channel about a group of children and their relationship with their horses. The central characters are a girl called Lucky and a horse named…

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A dog friendly family holiday at Hoburne Blue Anchor

When we holiday in the UK, being able to take the dog is a priority. We make the odd exception for a short break but where possible, we want her to be able to come. So, when Hoburne got in touch and asked if we’d like to go and stay at their gorgeous resort in Blue Anchor, my first question was whether Bubbles was invited too. As it turns out, not only is the Blue Anchor resort dog friendly, but so is the beach. Hoburne Blue Anchor resort The Hoburne resort at Blue Anchor has a range of static caravans…

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Peter Pan at Malvern Theatres

We are incredibly lucky to live close to Malvern Theatres because they put on some amazing productions. Occasionally though, one comes along that really sparks children’s imagination. The girls have been looking forward to seeing Anne Dalton’s Peter Pan for weeks. Not least because they knew that they’d recognise some of the faces on stage. Peter Pan When the curtain rose on Peter Pan at Malvern Theatres, we were surprised to see a colourful character called the NeverBird who appears in the original J M Barrie story. In the Anne Dalton adaptation, the Neverbird was somewhat reminiscent of a pantomime…

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An Inspire2Adventure SUP lesson – when advertising backfires

Influencer. It’s a funny term isn’t it? I always feel a little strange when people refer to me as an influencer because realistically, I have very little influence over anyone. My children choose to ignore me, the dog appears to have her own agenda and my husband is, of course, selectively deaf. And yet, I review things and give my opinion on them. Usually with the rest of the family but on Saturday, I headed to Inspire2Adventure in Monmouth and embarked on a review all on my own. Inspire2Adventure Inspire2Adventure arrange outdoor activities in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley,…

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