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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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Sleep Tight All Night Puppy – Review

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. We jumped at the chance to review the Sleep Tight All Night toy. We’d stopped using white noise over a year ago, but Lia’s sleeping never quite resolved itself. As well as being a cute cuddly toy, the Sleep Tight All Night puppy offers some great…

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Review of Stansted Airport Parking and Escape Lounge

When I travelled to the Black Forest in Germany, I decided to check out the Meet and Greet parking and Escape Lounge at Stansted airport before my flight. Both can be easily booked via Holiday Extras to help make travelling a little less stressful. I usually get the train to the airport – and worry about it being delayed. Then I stand in queues and remember how much I dislike crowds. So, the opportunity to park right next to the terminal and then relax in a lounge was too good to miss. Meet and Greet Parking at Stansted Airport As…

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Caffe Concerto – Grand Central Birmingham

Yesterday morning, I headed into Birmingham for a meeting at the beautiful Caffe Concerto. It’s not often I attend a blogging event without the girls – in fact, I’m not sure I ever have. But if all events are as fabulous as the one I went to this morning, I’m on a mission to go to a few more. About Grand Central Shopping Centre Grand Central shopping centre is conveniently located right above the Birmingham New Street train station. I had always assumed that the shopping centre was part of the station, but as it turns out my assumption was totally…

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Back to School with House of Fraser

This summer is all about getting ready for school. We’ve bought school uniform, books, PE kit and we’ve been to the library to learn about Roald Dahl for a project next term. Whilst we are making the most of the last few weeks we’ve all got together before September, we’re also very aware of the importance of being ready and relaxed about Libby’s first day. The one thing we hadn’t purchased was a school bag. Libby has a lovely miniature suitcase that she’s been taking to nursery for over a year, but I felt that it was a bit heavy…

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