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  • Blue Skies and Sunshine…

    admin April 27, 2018

    It certainly feels as though the spring has been a long time in coming this year.  I have heard countless people remark that the winter seems to have dragged and dragged, so when we awoke recently to blue skies and sunshine we were determined to make…

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  • A Little Bit Of Us… #5

    admin April 13, 2018

    I think the fact that it has been almost a month since I wrote a post here is testament to just how busy our lives are at the moment.  I have found the jump up from three days at work to four rather more challenging…

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  • A Little Bit Of Us… #4

    admin March 9, 2018

    I mentioned in my last ‘Us’ post that we had gone into the year thinking that 2018 was going to be a quiet one.  If that wasn’t true in January then it certainly hasn’t been true this month either!  We have ended February with some…

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  • An Unexpected Snow Day…

    admin March 8, 2018

    So last week was pretty bleak.  Storm Emma was doing her thing here in the UK and we were being treated to temperatures in the minuses which were much colder than we were used to.  It didn’t help that it seemed as though lots of places…

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  • World Book Day & PizzaExpress

    admin February 23, 2018

    Oh, World Book Day. As an avid reader, the idea of an entire day dedicated to the wonder of reading and all things bookish fills me with absolute joy.  As a parent, the idea of trying to convince my son that he would much rather go to…

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  • Gandeys Circus, Liverpool ǀ Review

    admin February 20, 2018

    February half term is always a funny one.  Even as a family who love to be outside I struggle a little with keeping the kids entertained.  There are only so many days which can be spent wading around in the mud, pretending that it isn’t…

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  • A Little Bit Of Us… #3

    admin February 2, 2018

    Usually when it comes to the last day of the month I enter into the age old cliché of wondering out loud how on earth it has come around already, but I don’t think I will be alone when I say that it felt like…

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  • Gandeys Circus, Liverpool ǀ Giveaway

    admin January 25, 2018

    February half term is by far one of the trickiest school holidays, in my opinion.  With Christmas out of the way and plenty of drizzly, grey days in sight, it can be tricky to keep the children occupied especially if you are stuck indoors and…

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  • Top 5 Board Books for Babies and Preschoolers ǀ Raising Readers

    admin January 24, 2018

    In my post last Wednesday I talked about why I think it is important that we encourage our children to read and some tips on how we can raise readers.  Today I am going to begin a series of posts where I recommend some favourite…

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  • A Room For An Adventurer… {Home Renovation #1}

    admin January 23, 2018

    One of the priorities we set for ourselves when we bought and moved into our new house was renovating Meg’s and Eli’s rooms.  They were in a pretty rundown state so once we had moved into the house we immediately set out stripping them back…

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  • Raising A Reader ǀ Tips For Getting Your Children To Read

    Jess McGlynn January 17, 2018

    I’m going to open this blog post by acknowledging that reading for pleasure isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.  We don’t all always want to reach for the written word when we need to escape from the craziness of every day life and that is perfectly…

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