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11 Frugal changes you can start making TODAY

One of the things I’d like to do this year is to live a little more frugally. After taking even the briefest look at our household finances it’s obvious that we have found ourselves in a situation where far too…
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Elvis comes to play!

We haven’t blogged in a while. A Long while. I kept wanting to return to blogging but there just never seemed to be the time, or I didn’t have the right photo, or… well there was always something. Then I…
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5 Fun Ways to Celebrate a Work Anniversary

A work anniversary is one of those milestones that most people donโ€™t spend much time thinking about. However, when someone dedicates a specific portion of your life to their career, it makes sense to reward yourself for all the hard…
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Invitation to play: number recognition to 20

This is a really quick post about today’s invitation to play. I prepared this for my car-mad three year old and I think it’ll be one we revisit a fair few times until we crack our number recognition to 20….
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[AD: Review] Santa’s Grotto at Chill Factore

My youngest son EJ turned 3 a few months ago, and this is the first year he’ll really begin to understand the magic of Christmas. Visiting Santa’s Grotto is something that is part of our Christmas celebrations, and this year…
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Hiring a boat on Lake Windermere

One of my favourite things to do in the Lakes is to hire a boat on Windermere. We haven’t been for around five years so when we visited as part of our camping holiday in the Lakes this year it…
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Just So Festival Review 2019

We have been fans of the Just So Festival for a few years now and have reviewed it before on the blog. This year we were excited to go again, but sadly illness prevented us from being able to attend….
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Educational Resource Review: Hape Flexistix Eiffel Tower

*Sent for review* When I’m looking at activities for the boys to do, my first thought is often whether or not it’s educational. There no denying that Hape’s Flexistix meet that criteria so I was very pleased when they asked…
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Thompson Park, Burnley

Sunday is the day to visit Thompson Park in Burnley if you want to spend a couple of hours having some real quality family time together. Although we visited on a Sunday in August and it was quite busy, it…
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Bolton Food and Drink Festival

Bolton Food and Drink festival is back next weekend and is bigger than ever before. They have a whole programme of family events this year – something they haven’t done previously. What’s On Gaming stations, a pirate school, and magic…
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