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Lighthouse Clothing Review

What do you look for in a winter coat? It’s usually sensible for them to be either warm, waterproof or preferably both. A bit of colour is always good to see too, especially at this time of year. So when Lighthouse Clothing got in touch and asked if I’d liked to review a few items from their range, I couldn’t resist their iconic yellow Iona raincoat. After much deliberation over the rest of their range, I chose their blue and white striped Shore sweatshirt and a practical but rather fabulous crossover bag. We went out walking in the mud and…

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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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Squelch wellies review and giveaway [AD]

There’s very little that’s more irritating than buying things for children for them to immediately change their mind about them. They choose their favourite colour and reassure you that they absolutely love it. Days later, it’s the wrong colour and there’s no way they’re wearing it. In a complete stroke of genius, Squelch Wellies have changed all that. These see-through wellies allow children to make them whatever colour they like. Simply put on your favourite socks under them and they’re immediately transformed. Squelch sell some rather wonderful socks too. About Squelch Unsurprisingly, Squelch was founded by a mum with children…

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Holes stage show at Malvern Theatres: Review

Stanley Yelnats. Spelt the same backwards as forwards, and that’s not the only unusual thing about Stanley. He was born into a family cursed with bad luck. That bad luck manifests itself when he’s accused of stealing a pair of trainers. Before long, Stanley finds himself in a labour camp, digging a hole a day in the blazing sun. The question is, why is he digging? Stanley doesn’t believe it’s just because it’s character building. Holes: The story When I first read about the concept of Holes, I wondered how digging holes could be made interesting and exciting for the…

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Win a Hogwarts Express 500 piece 3D jigsaw puzzle

Isn’t it wonderful how the Harry Potter series appeals to both children and their parents? Many parents read the books when they were children. Then came the films and now, we’re introducing the characters to the next generation. That’s why toys and games with a Harry Potter theme are ideal for the whole family. This Hogwarts Express 500 piece 3D jigsaw puzzle is a great example. It is aimed at children aged six years old and over, but in reality the whole family will enjoy getting stuck in. It is available to buy here. About the Hogwarts Express 3D jigsaw…

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