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Friends Wherever with Tiny Pop: Win two kids tablets!

For the past few months, children up and down the country have been missing their friends. Keeping in touch online has become incredibly important. That’s why Tiny Pop are celebrating friendship with their themed online event, Friends Wherever. Children can send a message of friendship to their bestie on the Tiny Pop website. There’s even a chance to appear on the online gallery and win amazing prizes. I’ve teamed up with Tiny Pop to tell you more about the event and give you the chance to win two children’s tablets. One for the winner and one for their best friend…

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Thursday photo #317

The few small changes to lockdown that have taken place this week seem to equate to a lot more freedom. For us, days out at this time of year inevitably take place outside. It is quite rare for anybody outside our immediate family to join us too, so the four of us going for a day out felt relatively normal. We didn’t venture anywhere exciting but took our camper van to a local beauty spot 10 minutes down the road for a picnic. As there is a toilet in the van, it makes a huge difference to how long we can…

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The Wine List review and giveaway [AD]

Wine means something different to everybody. For some, it is a default drink on a night out. Others only drink it with a meal, or enjoy a glass at home. However you feel about wine, it’s important to know which varieties you prefer. It is possible to go wine tasting at a vineyard or pub. There are even lengthy educational courses available for anyone who wants an in depth knowledge. Now though, it is possible to gradually learn about the principles of wine tasting without leaving your house via The Wine List, an education focussed wine subscription box. Read on…

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Thursday photo #316

School holidays are a funny thing in this strange limbo we are in at the moment. We all look forward to the extra downtime with the girls not having to battle through their schoolwork. Then the holidays arrive and they feel somewhat odd. We haven’t been joining the hoards on days out to the beach or anywhere else far from home. We’ve been out walking or cycling every day but otherwise, life continues as normal but without the school work. Until next week, when everything changes again. Back to school Lia is in year 1, one of the first cohorts…

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A shortcut for crafting with children

I don’t mind admitting that I’m not particularly great at art and crafts. Which is unfortunate, when you have children who love it. When we do make something crafty, we all find it more rewarding if we produce something that looks great. As my art skills are rarely up to drawing something for the girls to colour in, we have to look for other options. I’d never heard of SVG files until recently, but they’re a dream for creating something pretty with the children. What are SVG files? SVG is an acronym for Scalable Vector Graphics. This quite literally means…

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