Give the Gift of Reading this Christmas with Readly

At Christmas we always have something to read wrapped up under the tree but this year I’d like to introduce you to a great innovative gift idea that the recipient can use throughout the year. Readly – unlimited magazines at your fingertips. Readly is a magazine app with a difference. It lets the whole family read as many magazines as they like each month for just £7.99 – the price…

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A Festive Weekend in Salford Quays #TheQuaysat18

Last weekend, after the children finished school on Friday, we drove up to Manchester for a weekend in Salford Quays. It’s somewhere we’ve never visited as a family and although I’m in that area twice a year for the Blog On conferences I have never explored further than the venue. We were looking forward to a festive weekend somewhere new. We stayed in TheHeart Apartments for the weekend which was…

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Review: Sleeping Beauty at Camberley Theatre, Surrey

Christmas really isn’t Christmas without a visit to a pantomime and this year we were invited to see Sleeping Beauty at our local theatre – Camberley Theatre in Surrey. Over recent years Camberley Theatre has undergone a lot of renovation work and it’s now such a lovely place to visit – modern with great facilities and an auditorium that gives a great view from any seat. It’s one of our…

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Sending Family a Monthly Update with Neveo – Review

As a family blogger our whole lives are online. They are on the pages of this website and across social media too. Every time we go anywhere the photos are shared across the internet and every time the children have a new milestone or celebration we talk about it on Facebook, Instagram and this blog. But there are so many extended family members who aren’t online or who use the…

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Bringing Children’s Books to Life with Bookful

Ever since the children were small we have read to them, and with them, as much as possible. Now that they are seven and five they will read stories to us instead and they really do enjoy books. But, they also love using their tablets and having screen time. I’ve recently been introduced to Bookful, a fantastic new app that combines a child’s love of technology with reading – inspiring…

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Into the Winter Wood – Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

Last weekend we were invited to the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon to see In the Winter Wood, devised and performed by Jan Blake. When we arrived, the waiting area was adorned with lots of Christmas decorations and the children were immediately at home with the activities on offer to keep them busy. These included festive themed colouring, dressing up and playing with toys suitable for all ages. This is a safe…

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A Family Visit to the Cheddar Gorge Caves

We spent October half term in Wiltshire where we explored quite a lot of the surrounding area. During the break we ventured to Cheddar Gorge, somewhere I have wanted to revisit since my own childhood so it was great to finally make it back there with my own children. Cheddar was such an unexpectedly beautiful place. It had quaint shops, so many tearooms and restaurants and was really a lovely…

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