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New Tamarin Trail, Drayton Manor: Review

On Friday, we were invited to the official opening of the brand new Tamarin Trail at Drayton Manor Park in Tamworth, West Midlands. We have always been huge fans of Drayton Manor, first visiting when Lia was just four months old. I love the fact that the park is constantly updating. Last year, Thomas Land was expanded and this year, it was the turn of the Haunting. On arrival at the park, we headed straight for the haunting to check out the new, updated experience. I’ve always loved this ride, but it is now a lot more interactive. You are…

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Resorts World Birmingham with Children: Review

Last week, we were invited to attend Resorts World Birmingham for a preview of their Very Hungry Caterpillar themed soft play and children’s menu. Resorts World Birmingham Before being invited to this event, I had no idea that Resorts World Birmingham even existed. It is quite literally a shopper’s dream. It is located on the same site as the NEC, a short walk from both Birmingham International train station and Birmingham airport with plenty of parking spaces available. There is an 11 screen cinema and 50 outlet stores, all of which sell goods from fantastic brands at prices of up…

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Thursday Photo #98

You may have noticed that my blog has had quite a big makeover this week. It has been several months coming, I wasn’t happy with my header or the overall look of the blog back at the end of last year. Determined to do something about it, I stripped it back to a completely minimalist theme. And that’s the way it stayed. Things got so chaotic here that the blog makeover went on hold. This week, I’ve finally found the time to redo it. What do you think? I know a lot of people pay somebody to design their blog, but…

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Co-op Easter treats: Review & recipe

Much as I loved Easter as a child, it’s been a long time since I had an Easter egg of my own. My family don’t buy them, my husband and I don’t buy them for each other and his family just buy one for the children. So when Central England Co-Operative asked me to review a few items from their Easter range, I jumped at the chance. I have literally years of Easters to make up for. I chose two fabulous looking, huge Easter eggs. The first egg I chose was the Brushed Gold Milk Chocolate Egg with Dark Chocolate…

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Thursday photo #97

Our week this week has been consumed by one thing: Chickenpox. Lia came down with it a couple of days ago and we had a night of hell where we both got about half an hour’s sleep in total. Luckily, the following day I managed to find some rhus tox tablets. Say what you like about homeopathic medicines, these things are amazing. I remember having chickenpox as a child and I took these and hardly itched at all. And sure enough as soon as we managed to get them for Lia, the itching stopped. I’d initially tried to find them in…

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