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Teletubbies Magazine – Review

This is a collaborative post. Libby has always enjoyed a magazine. She likes doing all the activities and having the one on one time to go through it together. If I’m honest, I’d never really got around to buying a magazine just for Lia. But with Libby at school, when we were offered the opportunity to review the Teletubbies magazine, I realised it was time I started doing things like this with Lia. Teletubbies Magazine – Free Gift I’m not going to lie, I’ve never known a child read a magazine before playing with the free gift. With the Teletubbies…

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Run Walk Crawl Gower 50 – Review

I know what you’re thinking. You don’t expect to go to a family blog and find a review of an ultramarathon. But occasionally it doesn’t hurt to try something a bit different, so this is my review of the Run Walk Crawl Gower 50. Who knows, it might inspire somebody else to give it a go. On Saturday I set off at 7.40am from Llanmadoc with 180 other people and one dog (Bubbles) to circumnavigate the whole of the Gower Peninsula on foot. That’s a total of 50 miles. Run Walk Crawl Gower 50 – the route The vast majority of the route follows…

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The Darkest Dark – Review

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield is by some distance the most inspirational children’s book I’ve reviewed. That’s not least because the author is an actual astronaut! About Chris Hadfield Chris Hadfield is regarded as one of the most accomplished astronauts in the world. He has been to space three times and was Commander of the International Space Station for five months on his most recent mission. In the back cover of the book, there is a little message from Chris and an excerpt from it reads, “The dark is for dreams – and morning is for making them come true.” And…

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Golden Bear Sleep Tight All Night Puppy – Review

This is a collaborative post. Lia has never been a brilliant sleeper. As a baby, she didn’t sleep through until she was 7 months old, when I discovered the power of white noise. Since then, she’s been sleeping through most nights, but takes a long time to get to sleep and generally wakes at least once in the evening. When I was offered the opportunity to review the Golden Bear Sleep Tight All Night toy, I was delighted. We’d stopped using white noise over a year ago, but Lia’s sleeping never quite resolved itself. As well as being a cute…

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Taking the stress out of travel with Holiday Extras

A couple of months ago, I was invited to do a spot of yoga at Airparks Birmingham with Holiday Extras. The idea was simple – they take the stress out of travelling so you head off on holiday feeling chilled. And it sparked my interest. In some research conducted by Holiday Extras in Birmingham, they discovered that 40% of people said that getting to the airport and long queues inside make them feel tense by the time they go on holiday. And I have to admit, I tend to be one of them. I usually get the train to the airport – and…

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