Staying hydrated and healthy with Rocks drinks

With the heatwave in full swing, do you worry about your children drinking enough? According to Rocks Drinks, 64% of us buy squash to make sure children drink enough. Nearly half of us check the ingredients to avoid artificial sweeteners. That’s why Rocks Drinks make premium squashes for families who want naturally sourced ingredients. These delicious, thirst-quenching drinks are bursting with flavour. We’ve been trying out the orange and blackcurrant varieties. Why are Rocks Drinks the healthier alternative? Anyone with children will know that you can’t compromise on taste if you want children to drink. If a child won’t drink…

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The Rocky Horror Show at Malvern Theatres: Review

The most successful, iconic rock ‘n’ roll musical ever is touring in 2019 and last night, it debuted at Malvern Theatres. As expected, audience participation and dancing was encouraged. The usual Rocky Horror show ingredients were all present and correct. Sci-fi, horror, comedy and music. All the classic songs brought the show to life, with a large dose of innuendo and humour thrown in. Of course, there were some wacky costumes on show too. The show Richard O’Brien’s legendary show first took to the stage back in 1973. An immediate hit, it has since been seen by millions in theatres…

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Nozstock 2019 with children: Review

Every year, a farm in a remote part of rural Herefordshire is transformed. For one weekend, Nozstock, the Hidden Valley Festival takes over. Ten stages, hundreds of acts, a dedicated children’s zone, a cinema, food, shops and spaces to chill make this farm near Bromyard the place to be. Nozstock has a reputation for being the biggest party around. Nozstock 2019 was Wizard of Oz themed. We spent a weekend camping at the festival to see how suitable it is for families with children. Little Wonderland Kids Area For anyone visiting Nozstock with children, it’s great to know that there’s…

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Kettler Barcelona Air Go Kart Review

My children love everything on wheels. Bikes, scooters, cars and definitely a go-kart. So, they were delighted to put the Kettler Barcelona Air through its paces. This slick, red and black kart is durable and scratch-resistant. Ideal for boisterous children like mine. Its air-inflated tyres and sturdy pedals allow them to get up to quite a pace on a flat surface. They’ve even managed to suss out reversing. About the Kettler Barcelona Air Designed with children aged 5 to 10 in mind, this kart is ideal for any open space. My girls have mainly been using it on our decking,…

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A child free break at Point A Liverpool Street

When I go to London, I tend to either go there and back in the day or stay with my sister who lives nearby. Occasionally though, it’s nice to treat a work trip as a short, child-free break. We’re not the sort of couple who go away without the children. My husband will occasionally have a few days away but it’s rare for me to do so. Last week though, a work event in London was the perfect excuse. I caught the train down after my husband got home from work and checked into Point A Liverpool Street hotel.  About…

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Magical Hydrangeas as a gift for garden lovers

Do you find that gift giving isn’t as easy as it once was? Years ago, we would take a stab at guessing what the recipient wanted. They might appreciate the sentiment but after a few days or weeks, the novelty would wear off. Unwanted presents would make their way to landfill and we didn’t think much more of it. These days though, there’s a pressure of social responsibility to buy wisely. Anything that is short lived and destined for landfill is out. Instead, we turn to more practical gifts that quite literally keep on giving. For anyone who loves to…

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Fame The Musical 30th anniversary tour at Malvern Theatres

Can you believe next year will mark 40 years since the Fame movie swept everyone into a frenzy of music and dance? Inevitably, a musical version later took to the stage. That musical is now on its 30th anniversary UK tour and it landed in Malvern last night with a bang. It boasts vibrant, moving songs headed up by the incredible vocal talent of Mica Paris. Acrobatic dancing keeps all eyes glued to the stage. Fame The Musical: the show I saw Fame The Musical with absolutely no preconceptions. Prior to last night, I was one of a very small…

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