Christmas

Match Attax Advent Calendar

The boys usually have chocolate advent calendars in December and they’ll probably have them this year too. There are loads of alternative advent calendars out there though for children who don’t eat chocolate, and Match Attax sent the boys some…
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Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking fillers for children

Besides their main gift our children, like many others, have Christmas stockings filled with a few little bits and bobs. But what kind of thing to you put in the childrens’ stockings? Sometimes I’m at a bit of a loss…
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Match Attax Advent Calendar

The boys usually have chocolate advent calendars in December and they’ll probably have them this year too. There are loads of alternative advent calendars out there though for children who don’t eat chocolate, and Match Attax sent the boys some…
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Christmas Gift Guide: Personalised Gifts

I love a personalised gift at Christmas. To receive something that has been sourced, ordered, personalised and gift wrapped just for you is a lovely feeling. There are so many options for personalised gifts these days that it can be…
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Theatre Review: Elf at The Lowry

SANTA! I KNOW HIM!   That was the one line from the film that I hoped to hear on the stage and I wasn’t disappointed. However, if Buddy the Elf hadn’t said it on the stage at The Lowry, I’m…
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Theatre Review: The Bear at Waterside

Robot and I have just returned from seeing The Bear at Waterside, a beautiful little theatre in Sale, Manchester. Based on Raymond Briggs’ book by the same name, Pins & Needles theatre company have created a captivating production which takes…
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12 Days of Christmas at Tatton Park

There’s something really special happening at Tatton Park in Cheshire this Christmas. Their 12 Days at Tatton experience is now open and it is phenomenal! There is lots to see and do between now end the end of the year….
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A Christmas Carol at Octagon Theatre, Bolton

This evening we were invited along to The Octagon Theatre in Bolton to watch one of the first performances of A Christmas Carol. Octagon is a gorgeous little theatre where the stage is in the centre of the room, with…
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Christmas theatre in Lancashire

Since yesterday’s post on Christmas Theatre in Manchester was so well received, I thought it only fair to do another for Lancashire. I get lots of press releases for shows, especially at this time of year, so I’ve bundled them…
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Baby’s first Christmas

A baby’s first Christmas is an exciting one. They have no idea that it’s Christmas, they don’t know what presents are all about and they might wake up in the small hours but it will probably be for milk rather…
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