Author Archive: Karen

Tips for managing your money when things are tight

My husband has just changed jobs and doesn’t get his first full wage for 10 weeks. Whilst the new job will be better paid than the last, it does mean I’ve had to budget differently this month. But less money…
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Monster Jam is back in town

On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May, Manchester is in for a special treat as Monster Jam returns to Manchester Arena after nine years! Ever since the boys watched monster machine cartoons as toddlers, they’ve loved these gigantic machines. They…
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Fun at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool

The boys and I spent the day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach – find out all you need to know about getting the best value.

Review: Ravensburger Farmyard Friends Puzzle

During our weekend at Butlin’s, Squidge and his cousin Bear needed some quiet activities to do as well as all the racing around, swimming, messy play and digging. One of the activities we took with us was the Ravensburger Farmyard…
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Our weekend at Butlin’s Skegness

Squidge and I are just back from a weekend in Skegness, where we spent 48 crazy, toddler-led hours at Butlins. We were accompanied by my sister-in-law, and Squidge’s cousin, Bear. It’s been ages since I did anything just for Squidge….
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Theatre Listing: Tom Gates Live on Stage, April 2019

Coming to Preston Guild Hall in April, it’s Liz Pichon’s incredible creation, Tom Gates!   First class shows Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories were brought to us by The Birmingham Stage Company. Now, they are bringing Tom Gates! The show…
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Home Education Resource: Pawprint Badge Challenges

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We recently discovered a website that I think will be invaluable for the boys, particularly the younger two. Pawprint Badges is an organisation that supports teachers, group leaders and parents with free-to-download resource packs covering a wide range of educational…
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March Theatre: KITE at Waterside, Sale

I havent done a theatre post for a long time, but this one looks like a lovely, immersive, inspiring performance so I wanted to share it with you. Acclaimed theatre company The Wrong Crowd swoops into Waterside, Sale with KITE,…
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