Frugi in the wild clothing review

Getting children outdoors at this time of year can be tough. Like us, they’d rather wrap up warm and watch a film. But it’s also important, because children need to be outdoors, getting fresh air and exercise. And it’s true what they say, there’s no such thing as bad weather. Only the wrong clothing.  About Frugi British company Frugi are passionate about good quality, ethical clothing. They only use organic cotton grown by farmers they trust. Better still, their outerwear is made from recycled plastic bottles. That includes these gorgeous jackets. Frugi sent both girls a matching puddle buster coat…

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Review of the Nightingales at Malvern Theatres

Living near to Malvern Theatres is always a privilege. Sometimes though, the theatre in our little town really excels itself. This week, it plays host to The Nightingales starring Ruth Jones. We were there for opening night last night, and what a night it was. The Nightingales by William Gaminara, directed by Christopher Luscombe As we waited for the performance to start, my husband commented that the scene could be any village hall, anywhere in the country. That comforting familiarity of grey plastic chairs, a tatty piano in the corner and a scout banner above the door. We’ve all been there…

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A Winter weekend at Bluestone Wales

As Autumn turns to Winter, time seems to slow down. Weeks and months drag on. Exercise levels decline and exposure to the outdoors decreases. It’s no wonder then that most of us find this time of year tough. The one thing that seems to help is taking a break. Getting away from the daily grind and better still, getting outdoors and active. And there’s nowhere better to do that than Bluestone, the home of Free Range Breaks. Accommodation at Bluestone The self-catering accommodation at Bluestone is an ideal home from home. Beautiful wooden lodges offer upside-down living, with the bedrooms…

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A wardrobe revamp with JD Williams

Shopping is a bit like marmite. You either love it or you hate it. Personally, I’d choose a pot of marmite over a shopping trip any day. However, I recently reached the point where the vast majority of my clothes needed binning. Actually if I’m honest, that point was about two years ago. So, when JD Williams got in touch and asked me to feature a few of their items on the blog, I jumped at the chance. About JD Williams JD Williams is an online clothing store that really does have something for everyone. I’ve earmarked their children’s offering…

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Dog friendly family adventures in the Lincolnshire Wolds

Rolling hills, unspoilt countryside and long, sandy beaches. The Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of Britain’s dog friendly hidden gems. Located in the East Midlands, it’s easily accessible by motorway. Rail links with London are excellent, and yet it feels a bit like stepping back in time to when England’s landscape was dominated by greenery rather than houses and industry. Dog friendly accommodation in the Lincolnshire Wolds Canal Farm Cottages are a collection of holiday homes located in a tiny hamlet near Louth in the Lincolnshire Wolds. We stayed in the adorable Barn Owl Cottage, which…

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24 hours in Manchester with Roomzzz

Is there anything more inconvenient than staying in a hotel with children? Putting them to bed, then creeping about the room and resorting to reading in the bathroom so you don’t disturb them. Eating out because there’s nowhere to cook. Then trying to entertain them in the morning with no space for them to play. Thankfully, Roomzzz have a solution. About Roomzzz Aparthotels In cities around the UK, Roomzzz Aparthotels are bridging the gap between boutique hotel and serviced apartment. They aim to give you more freedom and space, providing you with everything you need and nothing you don’t. So, the…

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How do you draw a flavour?

This is a collaborative post. The school holidays have been rather busy here but I know that for the girls at least, there’s even more to think about when the new term starts. Because we’re always on the go, nutrition is important to us. Fortunately, the girls aren’t fussy eaters, but that doesn’t mean I don’t worry about making sure they get necessary nutrients. Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles Bassetts Vitamins have recently launched their new Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles for 3 to 6 year olds. Every multivitamin contains vitamin B5 which contributes to mental…

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