5 Tips for watching Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment

When Mickey and Minnie came onto the ice to introduce Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment, the excitement was palpable. The introduction had told the audience to sing, dance and enjoy it. And that’s exactly what we did. Here are our five top tips for a brilliant evening at Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment. 1. Beware of the traffic This was our first mistake. Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment very kindly invited us to a meet and greet with Mickey Mouse before the show. So, we set off straight from school in plenty of time. But the…

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The Jungle Book at Malvern Theatres

We are incredibly lucky to live near to one of the best small theatres in the UK. Many fabulous productions come to Malvern Theatres, the likes of which you wouldn’t expect to see outside of a major city. For the children, this is a brilliant opportunity to access live theatre and it has led to a love of music and drama. The latest children’s production to arrive at Malvern is The Jungle Book. We caught the first show last night and it is in Malvern until Saturday. If you get chance to go, we highly recommend it. About the Jungle Book…

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7 tips to take the stress out of travelling with children

According to the Telegraph, going on holiday has a plethora of benefits for a child, helping with everything from family bonding to stress relief. For us parents though, travelling with children can strike fear into our hearts. Will the journey be horrific, will they fight and most importantly, how can we keep them safe? Here are 7 tips to take the stress out of travel with kids and a giveaway to make it easier. 1. Slow it down The first rule of travel with children is that it takes longer. So, don’t rush. Leave time for stops. Not just toilet…

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A gift for the person who has everything

There’s always that one person at Christmas isn’t there? For me, it’s my dad. It’s not that he’s ungrateful for the presents we buy him, he’s just honest. No, he doesn’t want anything. He doesn’t need anything. He has everything. So, we guess and buy him something we think he’ll like. He doesn’t. And he’s honest about it. So, we resort to buying him alcohol. Not ideal, but at least he’ll drink it. Introducing Jord Wood Watches For once, this Christmas was different. My dad has always loved things made of wood. He is quite skilled at woodworking himself, so…

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Wrapping up Christmas with Colour and Fun

Well that, as they say, is a wrap. School is finished for the year and we head into the Christmas holidays. But for us, it’s bigger than that. As we walked away from school for the last time, it was the end of an era. It was the last time I’d ever pick up my daughter from those gates. The gates my mum picked me up from all those years ago. Because next term, they will be in a brand new school. The long Winter holiday As we walked away from school, I had mixed feelings. Sadness for the old…

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Buying toys the easy way with Carousel by Tesco

This is a collaborative post. Picture the scene. It’s Christmas morning and Santa has delivered the gift at the top of your child’s list. After months of waiting, they can’t stand the anticipation anymore and rip open the box to turn it on. And then begins the struggle to get the thing out. Eventually, once scissors and Stanley knives have done their job, it’s out and you’re ready to play. But wait, something’s wrong. No batteries. Carousel by Tesco It’s a familiar scenario in homes around the world. Any number of sharp implements are needed to uncouple toy and box.…

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3 alternative advent calendars

Do you remember that childhood rush of excitement when you woke up on a December morning? The realisation that there was a tiny square of chocolate waiting downstairs. Tearing open the little door and eating the chocolate before breakfast! These days, advent calendars aren’t the preserve of children. But, a tiny square of cheap chocolate just doesn’t hold the appeal it used to. Let’s face it, when you earn your own cash you can eat chocolate for breakfast every day if you want to. So here are a few advent calendars that recapture the thrill of advent. Mad Beauty advent…

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