Dance Gear competition to celebrate their 40th birthday

Collaborative post It’s always great to team up with local businesses, which was why I’m delighted to be a 2019 ambassador for Birmingham based dance clothing supplier Dance Gear. This year, they’re celebrating 40 years in business by launching a competition for budding ballerinas. Dance schools across the country could be in the running to win a collection of dance wear worth over £500. About Dance Gear In 1978, Dance Gear was founded in Bearwood, Birmingham. The dance shop run by dancers, for dancers. They make clothes, accessories and shoes for pupils, parents and schools. Stocking over 4000 product lines,…

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Inflata Nation Birmingham review and tips for visiting

We were invited to put Inflata Nation in Birmingham through its paces. We visited during a bounce session as a family group consisting a four year old, a six year old and two adults. However, there are different sessions, classes, parties and areas catering for both younger children and adult-only groups. What is Inflata Nation? Inflata Nation is a huge room full of inflatables. Their website describes it as an “inflatable theme park”. I would say it was more comparable with a trampoline park. It’s done in the same style, whereby the whole room is a massive inflatable. So, even…

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Thursday photo #247

One of the things the girls miss out on a bit due to our hectic lifestyle is playing with friends. So this weekend, when Lia was invited to a friend’s house, both girls took full advantage. Playing with friends When I decided not to put Libby into our local school, I knew that one of the disadvantages would be that the girls didn’t live near their friends. It concerned me that they’d get left out as the other children went on playdates after school. But as it turned out, it hasn’t been a problem. Libby’s class just weren’t really into…

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David Charles dresses review and giveaway

When it comes to girls’ fashion, there are few brands more iconic than David Charles Childrenswear. Since 1970, they have been supplying the world’s finest stores including Harrods in London and Saks in 5th Avenue, New York. The designers have dressed Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and Madonna’s daughter Lourdes among other famous young names. They specialise in luxury dresses for girls aged from 2 to 16 years old. Libby and Lia were delighted to be offered the opportunity to choose a dress each from the Spring / Summer 2019 range. Here’s what they thought of them and how you can…

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Croft Castle National Trust dog friendly family day out

Croft Castle is a lovely National Trust property in Herefordshire. It’s a great family day out with plenty of places to explore, fun playgrounds and cosy, warm tearoom. The parkland and gardens are dog friendly, as is a section of the tearoom. Dogs aren’t allowed inside the buildings.  About Croft Castle  Croft Castle has belonged to the Croft family for 1000 years. In 1957 they began working with the National Trust to preserve the building and its grounds for future visitors.  These days, you can go inside the castle itself to have a look around and discover what life was…

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