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Arts & Culture Round-up: Celebrating our treasures

St George’s Day was at the end of last month. I spotted a few posts dedicated to the love of English culture, including this one by Penny on Wayfair, and was inspired: why not dedicate this month’s arts & culture round-up to England, and its treasures? A traditional way to celebrate the arrival of warmer […]

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Good Reads February 2015

Despite February being absurdly cold at points I feel Spring may be on the horizon. There are snowdrops in the chicken pen and the daffodils are beginning to poke through up in the woods, reminding me that Mother’s Day isn’t too far in the future. But before Spring is officially here; now that you have […]

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SEND Round-up: Means-testing and microchipping?

Would you microchip your child? A headline like that is sure to grab your attention, and it sure grabbed mine earlier this month. Of course we shake our heads, we think of the civil liberties denied, the privacy issues and then we immediately think of how a system like this could be misused and abused. […]

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Health Round-up; Omega 3, fussy eating and diabetes

Christmas and the New Year seem to be a distant memory already but January is definitely the time of year for bloggers to be talking about health. Whether it is the coughs, colds and other unwanted bugs that come with the colder weather or a new healthy regime to start the New Year, there have […]

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Travel Round-up: Turning travel diaries into blogs

Before blogging came along, travellers who wanted to record their experiences would write a diary. It’s how I started my own blog, scribbling in a notebook to remember my family’s holidays. Of course, only those diaries which made it to print would ever be seen by the general public. There must be thousands of personal […]

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October Beauty Round-up: New products and body image

Rain, wind, low temperatures, a full blown autumn which means that it is even harder to keep ourselves beautiful. Most of us are also affected by colds and the snotty noses don’t help us at all. I love autumn but I hate the runny noses it brings. As we are searching for a bit of comfort I […]

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Travel Round-up: Summer holiday special

It’s August so it must be time for another bumper travel round-up. There are lots of bloggers out there posting about their summer holidays so I have tried to include as many as possible to give you lots of inspiration for your future travel plans. I have, for your delight, a couple of yurts, Butlins’ breaks and […]

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Good Reads July 2014

Welcome to Good Reads July 2014. Are you feeling the burn of holiday madness or are you still struggling to get your children out of bed for the last few days of school? I always find it hard to decide whether I like holiday or term time more but in this heat I am tempted […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-Up – Having a Positive Summer…

I suspect most of you who read this are parents and we are now just on the cusp of the summer holidays. Talking to friends I find that parents react in one of two ways, firstly the ‘Agghh, how will I get it all done before the holidays start?’ and then ‘What will I do […]

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Health Round-up: Weight loss, roaccutane & menopause

Welcome to the June Health round-up; there have been lots of health posts again this month from the inspiring to the informative. Reports earlier this year claimed that around two thirds of adults in the UK are overweight which is a shocking statistic and so too are the health implications if you are overweight; increased […]

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The BritMums Live Video Round-up

It’s June and that means it’s not long until BritMums Live! We don’t have long to go and video posts take longer to digest than written posts, so I’m going to keep this round-up focused and to the point! All the vlogs featured this time are connected to BritMums Live, the BiBs or other aspects […]

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Travel Round-up: In praise of the Great British B&B

When planning a family holiday, accommodation which is right for the age and requirements of your children is essential. Family rooms in hotels, interconnecting rooms, self-catering options: there is a stage in all families when each of these is ideal. Bed and Breakfasts are another option and, if carefully researched, can be an affordable choice […]

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The Mother of All Video Round-ups!

This is quite literally the ‘Mother’ of all video round-ups! Not only have we had the most video submissions this month since I started writing these updates, but our theme for March is Mother, Mum, Mummy, Mama, Mom, Mam, whatever your word for it- this one’s about us. Mother’s Day in the UK comes at […]

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Newbie Tuesday roundup: Toddlers, leaving babies, and social media

At ten o clock tonight, I am going to bed. Oh yes I am. I’m going to head upstairs, like I do every night, brush my teeth, remove my make-up properly, and under threat of expulsion from my book club, read a few chapters, before I drift off gently to sleep around 11. Oh but […]

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Newbie Round-up: Gove, breastfeeding and February’s best

Well the credit card statements are in. Christmas is a foggy memory in the rear view mirror, and I’m faced with reducing my outgoings. Here’s what some of the best new blogs have to say about the gloomier corner of the year. Dry January has all but halved my grocery bill (I’m kidding!) and I’m […]

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Newbie Round-up: Carrot muffins and beyond

Hello and welcome to November’s edition of Newbie Tuesday. ‘Who the hell are you?’ I hear you cry. Well I’m Katie from Hurrah For Gin, pleased to meet you! ‘But what have you done with the lovely Actually Mummy?’ I’m sorry to tell you that she is currently off partying so you are stuck with […]

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Craft Round-up: hedgehogs, skulls and worry dolls

I LOVE this time of year for crafts – Autumn, Halloween and then the quick build up to Christmas. All three packed with great opportunities for crafting with the kids. Lots of nature inspired crafts for Autumn, spooky fun for Halloween and of course the anticipation of Christmas just make it all just a wonderful […]

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Newbie Tuesday Round-up: Dads and a guilty pleasure…

I know that many of you are writing about back to school at the moment, and for many, it’s first time to school. I’ve loved seeing all the posts, and sent virtual hugs to those who are feeling abandoned by their children. It’s an emotional time, but never more so than when they come home […]

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