National Sea Life Centre Birmingham: Review

Today, we were lucky enough to be invited to the National Sea Life Centre to check out their Ancient Oceans event. We are all huge fans of the National Sea Life Centre and visit regularly. However, the Ancient Oceans event was particularly exciting for my dinosaur loving girls. National Sea Life Centre Birmingham: Review The National Sea Life Centre is home to native and tropical fish, sharks, otters, rays, an octopus, a turtle, jellyfish, starfish… the list goes on. But arguably, the star attraction is these gorgeous little chaps, the Gentoo penguins.    On entering the National Sea Life Centre,…

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Toddling dogs and teenage cats

Have you ever noticed the striking similarity between dogs and toddlers or between teens and cats? I’m not talking appearances here, although my staffie does look rather like a stroppy toddler when she sulks. But just think about the mannerisms. If you don’t believe me, here are a few short experiments that you can conduct at home to see for yourself. Toddling dogs 1: Tantrums Give a ball to a toddler and an identical ball to a dog. After five minutes, take both balls away and watch carefully.  Bottom lip out, temper tantrum. Walking back and forth to where you…

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Our Thursday photo #92

This week instead of a weekly update, I’ve got a story to tell. As usual, my dangerous dog plays a starring role. It all started as soon as I stepped out of the door to take the dogs for a walk. My husband had taken the girls to playgroup and true to form, he’d forgotten to take a spare nappy for Lia, who promptly crapped herself. He sent me a text asking me to drop off a spare. So, knowing full well that our walk was going to be cut short, I headed straight to the nearby muddy field to let the dogs…

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A day in the life of a dangerous dog

Staffies. The dangerous, ugly menaces that are walking our streets, savaging our children and biting our postmen. To alert people to the threat they pose, here is a diary of a day in the life of a dangerous dog. 3:00 am: Threat to house and home The predator is awake. She glares at the bedroom door and gets ready to attack. BANG, BANG, BANG. “Mum, mum, mum, mum, mum, wakeup, mum, mum. You’re not going to believe what’s happened, you’ve got to help me. Yes I know it’s 3 am, yes I know you’re tired. But look, my blanket has…

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Palm oil free product recommendations #1

In recent months, I have been working hard listing some amazing palm oil free companies on my Shop Palm Oil Free website. In a bid to provide them with a bit more exposure and educate people further on the issues around palm oil, I have also reviewed a few products. Initially, I had intended to keep my two sites separate and not review palm oil free products on here. However, I have been genuinely surprised at how brilliant some of these products are and I wanted to share them. So firstly, what’s the big deal with palm oil? Well to…

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