Aviva and Dorking Nursery School building a stronger community

Aviva is committed to building stronger communities and one of the ways it implements this, is through the Aviva Community Fund. Now in its fourth year, the fund has awarded millions to projects up and down the country. Open to everyone, groups submit for much needed funding to be in with a chance of securing between £1,000 and £25,000. Groups enter the Aviva Community Fund under three categories – environmental,…

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Wookey Hole, Somerset Review

Wookey Hole is somewhere both Dave and I visited when we were children and so we were keen to take the family there when we visited the area during October half term. Wookey Hole is an ancient series of underground caves in Somerset that have been turned into one of the area’s best loved tourist attractions. It’s been around for generations and we were excited to visit to see if…

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Start the Spring Cleaning with Ovenclean – and Win!

One thing that I know I don’t do often enough is clean our oven – and I can fully understand why it’s Britain’s most hated chore. But cleaning the oven is something that makes such a difference in the kitchen – especially if it’s done properly. To kick start our spring cleaning regime Ovenclean organised for our double oven to be cleaned – and I was blown away by the…

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I Never Realised I was Ginger

Now anyone reading this may think that is a really daft statement to make. That surely no-one can grow up not realising what colour their hair was. But, it’s true. As a child I didn’t realise I was ginger. Or, to be more specific, I didn’t realise I was different. I remember as a child old ladies would stop my parents in the street and compliment me on my hair…

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Living Arrows – 5/52 {2019}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows – and thanks to everyone who linked up last week. I love this project and it’s so nice getting to know the families that participate in Living Arrows each week and this year it looks like a really lovely mix of old and new faces.  If you haven’t joined in with Living Arrows before it’s is about celebrating childhood. The project originally…

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How I’m getting on with my ’40 Before I’m 40′

Eighteen months ago I put together a list of forty things I would like to achieve by the time I reached forty. I thought it would be good to revisit the list and see how I’m getting on. 1 – Get my teeth straightened Last year I got my teeth straightened. It took five and a half months – so much less time that I had expected – and I…

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A Weekend in Manchester {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the…

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