Woody Wild Shows at Bluestone: Review

We were lucky enough to be invited to see two Woody Wild shows free of charge at Bluestone, for the purpose of this review. Lola’s Day in the Sun The first show we saw was Lola’s Day in the Sun. The shows take the format of the host reading from a magic book. Because of the book’s magical powers, whenever somebody reads it, the story comes true. So when the short story ended, the children helped the host to call Lola onto the stage. After a few attempts and some help from the grown-ups, Lola arrived to take the children on…

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Inspirational Parents #15

The latest in my inspirational parents series features Kate Pinson, the brains behind brand new, ethically sourced flowers subscription box, Grace and Bloom. Kate set up Grace and Bloom earlier this year, after her daughter Grace became critically ill. Kate needed to spend more time caring for Grace, so she followed her passion to set up her own business. Thanks to Kate for taking the time to answer my taxing interview questions!  1. Tell me about the most unexpected change to you as a person or to your life since becoming a parent? Becoming a parent changes everything. Anything you previous thought…

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Thursday Photo #112

This week, we’re lucky enough to be spending the week at Bluestone Wales, on a last-minute holiday. I will be reviewing Bluestone separately but suffice to say, we’re all having a brilliant time. It had been quite a busy week even before we set off on holiday, with a day out at the National Sea Life Centre on Friday, a family barbecue on Saturday and a day of catching up on work and getting ready to come on holiday on Sunday. Since arriving at Bluestone, the weather hasn’t been particularly kind to us. Luckily, Bluestone is the perfect place to be…

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Why I’ve banned Bing

My children don’t watch an enormous amount of television, they never really have. The main reason for that is because we are usually out and about doing things, and don’t have much time for sitting in front of a screen. I’ve also written before about my concerns over the impact of screen time on behaviour. That said, as Libby approaches her first term at primary school, I worry that I’ll be disadvantaging her if I don’t let her use technology. As a result, I invested in an iPad so that she would know how to use it, because she’ll be working…

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I don’t agree with your opinion

This week, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Many of my friends are very vocal about their displeasure at this result – and I agree with them – I voted remain and I think that leaving the EU is a bad thing for the UK, as well as for myself and my family. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to hear from people who voted out. A friend of mine told me today that he had been biting his tongue about the hate-filled comments about 52% of the electorate being idiots. And why should he bite…

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