Monthly Archives: August 2016

Start Your Christmas Shopping Early

Start Your Christmas Shopping Early

Okay, I realise that I’m being a MASSIVE hypocrite here, by mentioning Christmas during the summer holidays, after moaning on more than one occasion about various press releases mentioning the festive period already. However, I’ve realised that this is actually a great time to start Christmas shopping with so many summer sales on at the moment. I always have great intentions of starting early with my Christmas shopping and then it gets to the last …

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Putting Together The Perfect Birthday For The Daddy Of The House

If you’re a parent, then every birthday should be a particularly big day. It’s like mother’s day or father’s day. It’s your opportunity to let go of the reins (almost) entirely for a day. So when daddy’s birthday comes around, you want to make it special. There are a lot of ways to do that, too. Taking the time to celebrate someone is part of a stronger marriage and a strong family. If you’re lucky, …

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Win a Miffy bundle of toys to celebrate the UK Premiere of Miffy the Movie on Tiny Pop this Saturday #MiffyTheMovie

Win a Miffy bundle of toys to celebrate the UK Premiere of Miffy the Movie on Tiny Pop this Saturday #MiffyTheMovie

The Kids channel TINY POP (Freeview 126, Sky 617, Virgin 737, and Freesat 605) is premiering a brand new movie this Saturday as part of their weekly film stunt – TINY POPCORN. Join Miffy and her friends Melanie, Grunty and her dog Snuffy as they embark on another great adventure in the UK Premiere of MIFFY THE MOVIE. Make sure to join the fun as Miffy and her crew of loveable animal pals work together …

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Review: Simply Be Women’s Clothing

Review: Simply Be Women’s Clothing

For me, clothes fall into categories; things you need and things you want. Just recently, having found myself down a dress size, a lot of stuff has ended up in the need column because lots of my old clothes are now a little big. I’m not a natural shopper for SO many reasons; I don’t really like actually being in shops because I just get more and more disheartened when I can’t find anything I like and I never seem to …

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Our First Wagamama Experience

Our First Wagamama Experience

One thing that we love to do as a family is eat out, especially at places we’ve never tried before, so when Wagamama offered us the chance to go along and try their menu, we were really excited. Despite the fact that we’re all Japanophiles, with a shared love of their food and culture, we’ve never been to Wagamama before so yesterday was a whole new experience for us. As soon as we walked in, …

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Common First Time Parent Stresses And How To Fix Them

Image All new parents worry. It goes with the territory. All of sudden you have a new life to take care of, nurture and keep alive. You have no prior training, and sometimes it’s really hard. It may help a little to know that you’re not alone with these concerns. In fact, it’s all part of the process. Crying All babies cry. We know this, of course. But before you have a child of your …

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Family Lunch at TGI Fridays (review)

Family Lunch at TGI Fridays (review)

Last week we were invited along to TGI Fridays to sample their food and get involved with their summer kids challenge, where they can complete three activities for a free ice cream sundae, as well as being in with the chance to win a family holiday. As we’ve done in the past, we took my lovely MIL with us to give us her opinion on the food, so that you get a well rounded view from …

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Creative Ways to Cook That Aren’t Deep Frying

Creative Ways to Cook That Aren’t Deep Frying

While we all love to eat deep fried food on occasion, eating it regularly is atrocious for our health. Most deep-fried food such as fries and chicken is too fatty, which can cause weight gain and heart problems. So if we should eat less deep fried food, how should we cook instead? Read on for some delicious and healthy suggestions. Steaming / boiling Image here Firstly one of the most healthy ways to cook food …

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Are You Already Struggling With The Summer Holidays? Here’s A Helping Hand

The summer holidays are one of those times of the years that parents look forward in a bittersweet kind of way. On the one hand, if you are off with your children you get the chance to spend some quality time with them. On the other, some parents still head to work and have that juggle of childcare to contend with. But many parents will say that no matter what the situation is, if their children are …

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