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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Living Arrows – 50/53 {2018}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows. I loved seeing everyone link up last week – and it’s been so nice seeing the children grow through the year, I can’t quite believe we are counting down the last few weeks of 2018. If you haven’t joined in with Living Arrows before it’s is about celebrating childhood. The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are…

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Movie Nights {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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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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Getting our Home ready for Christmas at The Square, Camberley

*This is a collaborative post Any reader will know how much we love Christmas and by this point in December our home is full of festive cheer. We usually put our tree up at the start of December and have a whole month surrounded by as many Christmas decorations as possible. This year we’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting the house ready for Christmas and shopping for the…

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Mince Pie Cookies Recipe

I love finding alternative ways to use mincemeat than just traditional mince pies so I’ve created some mince pie cookies for the festive season. These are simple to make, quick to bake and are a lovely treat to make in the lead up to Christmas as well as just a way of using up leftover mincemeat. These mincemeat cookies are the sort of things that I’d happily eat all year…

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Review: Mr Pop – a Family Game from Ideal at John Adams

LP and Little Man are at the age now where they can play games happily together, taking turns and understanding the instructions without the meltdowns of a couple of years ago. Because of this we have been expanding our games collection, adding games that the whole family can enjoy. Our latest addition to our collection is Mr Pop from John Adams. Mr Pop is a fast paced game that children…

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