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Eggnogg monsters and ghosts giant colour-in poster review and giveaway

With the leaves starting to turn and pumpkins ripening, we’ve started thinking about Halloween. I was never really into Halloween as a child. I didn’t go trick or treating or carve out pumpkins so it just came and went. That’s why it surprised me that the girls absolutely love it. In fact, Libby talks about trick or treating all year although we only ever allow her to go to people we know. We usually do a few Halloween days out, but this year, I suppose things will be rather different. So, we’re looking for other Halloween based activities and this…

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Thursday photo #331

Just like that, the children are back to school. It is becoming increasingly clear that this whole thing isn’t really diminishing. Lockdown measures are already beginning to tighten again but I live in hope that they won’t have to close all schools anytime soon. Children have suffered so much due to a virus that has such a minimal impact on them. For the time being though, we are continuing to carefully enjoy a bit of freedom. I’ve had some hot cups of tea and a couple of river swims. Lockdown has definitely made me reassess what’s important. The pantomime that…

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Best October half term and Halloween events West Midlands 2020

It seems that even the creepy crawlies, ghouls and ghosts are feeling the effects of Covid-19 in the West Midlands this Autumn. Halloween and half term events are looking a little different this year but there are still lots of family days out in the region. Many events are suitable for children of all ages but there are a few aimed at adults too. As there are so few events announced at this point, I have included some locations that are open for pre-booked visitors where specific half term or Halloween events have not been announced. For more things to…

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Thursday photo #330

All of a sudden, it feels like Autumn has arrived. Daily sunshine, beach days and river swims with the children feel like a distant memory. Lockdown is finally over for them and it’s time to go back to school. Uniform is purchased and ironed, Lunches are packed or ordered and things are slowly returning to normal. If someone had told me in March when the schools closed that they wouldn’t properly return to school until September, I wouldn’t have had a clue how I’d cope. But of course we do. I just hope that schools are able to remain safe…

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Olpro Cocoon Breeze inflatable drive away campervan awning review [AD]

As a camper van owner looking for a drive away awning, you are undoubtedly struggling for space in the van. Whilst any awning will give you a bit of extra space, the Olpro Cocoon Breeze inflatable drive away campervan awning takes it to another level. Not only is it vastly spacious, the awning includes a bedroom inner that sleeps up to 5. On the outside of this is an incredibly useful storage system. As a family, the Olpro Cocoon Breeze transformed our camping setup. Having waited all summer to try it out due to lockdown, we put our inflatable awning…

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