Thursday photo #241

After four ballet shows, swimming lessons and watching the incredible Malvern Theatres pantomime, we’re finally winding down ready for Christmas. It feels like we’re the only ones who didn’t put the tree up until this week. But it’s up now, presents are bought (if not wrapped) and our food shop is being delivered tomorrow. What have I forgotten?  Performing on stage As a child, I never did much in the way of theatre or performing arts. I had ballet lessons, took part in primary school plays and did the odd ballet show but that was about it. So the way…

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Malvern Theatres

There’s no such thing as a bad pantomime at Malvern Theatres, but this year’s is a corker. Big name stars, catchy music and a bucketload of fun. In fact, we all agreed that this year’s panto was the best we’ve seen. And we’ve seen each and every one for the past six years. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – the story We meet Snow White briefly as a child, learning the sad tale of her mother and father’s death. She ends up as a slave to her wicked stepmother, the Queen, with only her best friend Muddles to keep…

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Thursday photo #240

We’re in the depths of our busiest week of the year. Nativity plays and ballet shows all take place this week, as does the school fair along with rehearsals and all their usual activities. It’s always a fun week but I’ll also be delighted when it is over.  The nativity Lia’s nativity play was yesterday morning and the previous day, they’d performed it to the school. Lia had been paired off with a little girl who was nervous of saying her line and when it came to performing to the school, neither of them said it. So, it came as no…

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Win family tickets for Nozstock 2019

Last Summer was the 20th anniversary of the Nozstock family-friendly festival. Unsurprisingly it was a complete sell-out, and they’re coming back bigger and better in 2019 including improvements to both family camping and the Little Wonderland Kids’ area.  Nozstock the Hidden Valley Festival We were incredibly impressed with last year’s Nozstock the Hidden Valley Festival and will definitely be back next year. You can read my full review here. Based in the Herefordshire countryside, Nozstock is the festival with something for everyone. The lineup isn’t confirmed for 2019 yet, but last year there were a variety of different acts across ten…

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Frugi in the wild clothing review

Getting children outdoors at this time of year can be tough. Like us, they’d rather wrap up warm and watch a film. But it’s also important, because children need to be outdoors, getting fresh air and exercise. And it’s true what they say, there’s no such thing as bad weather. Only the wrong clothing.  About Frugi British company Frugi are passionate about good quality, ethical clothing. They only use organic cotton grown by farmers they trust. Better still, their outerwear is made from recycled plastic bottles. That includes these gorgeous jackets. Frugi sent both girls a matching puddle buster coat…

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