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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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Travel round-up: Bloggers at home & abroad

There are always so many excellent travel posts from the BritMums community and beyond that it’s difficult to choose only a small number for my monthly round-up. I try, as often as I can, to abandon a theme and share a larger number of posts from the UK and overseas, from budget days out to […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Bounding into Spring

Boing, boing… Is that the sound of Spring lambs gambolling in the fields? Or Easter eggs bouncing off lawns, in all those rolling contests? Either way, as well as sprightly sounds, the holiday season has kick-started some zestful theatre-going among bloggers. Hatty Daze and her children joined in with the energetic Adventures with Sam at […]

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Travel Round-up: Easter treats

For an Easter Monday treat, I have a large selection of travel posts to give you plenty of inspiration for holidays and days out. The majority are based here in the UK and might well provide you with some ideas for places to go with the family during the Easter break. Hope you find something […]

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Arts & Culture round-up: The cruellest month

TS Eliot wrote that April is the cruellest month. But I reckon the toughest weeks of the year lie in February. Cold, dark and gloomy, with the Christmas festivities a dim and distant memory. And author Jay McInerney happens to agree. So there. Everything feels a bit deflated on the arts and culture front this […]

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Travel Round-up: Backyard blogging

At BritMums Live in 2013 I was a member of the travel panel with Kelly Lees from Gogobot. She inspired many in the room by saying that bloggers are a great online resource when we write about where we live. If people are searching for recommendations of where to eat, stay or visit in a particular location, […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: It’s behind you!

Wow. December and January have been the busiest months for blogging about the arts. Tons of you have managed to fit in trips to the theatre, cinema and museums. I’ve read so many posts about these Christmas treats, that I’m already dying for next year to come around…. First up, it’s Panto. What would Yuletide […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: What’s in your Christmas stocking?

Sigh….I’ve been thinking a lot about Benedict Cumberbatch recently. Those leonine good looks, that well-balanced voice, his piercing, intelligent eyes….since hearing him dramatise Kafka’s Metamorphosis on Radio 4, he’s been on my Christmas stocking wish-list. Imagine waking up on Christmas Day, to find him at the foot of your bed, reciting Shakespeare’s sonnets……. Perhaps there […]

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Travel Round-up: Collaborative travel blogging

Early in 2013 a small group of BritMums travel bloggers gathered together in a London hotel to discuss family travel blogging. Joining us were Steve Keenan and Mark Frary, two experienced travel journalists who run an online consultancy, Travel Perspective. Some weeks later members of the group travelled with their children to Costa Brava on […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Looking forward, looking back

November is a month of remembrance. This month, several bloggers have been looking back in history, and taking inspiration from commemoration. At 11am on the 11th day of this month, I was sitting in a cafe with my son, who was recovering from a trip to hospital. The radio quietened and people stopped their chatter; […]

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Travel round-up: A time for contemplation

Collating this round-up each month is always enjoyable. I read about amazing places you’ve visited and good food you’ve eaten. I share your adventures and dream about sandy beaches and swish hotel rooms. But travel can often be a time of contemplation. We may visit a destination where we are faced with a country’s history […]

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Arts & Culture Round-up: kids, art and Edinburgh

Who says kids can’t enjoy art? Jake Chapman, for one. Half of the renowned Chapman brothers duo, he caused sparks to fly in the art world by suggesting that art galleries weren’t a place for children. It was best to keep them away. A Family Day Out wrote a great post explaining how – while […]

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Travel Round-up: top tips & more summer holidays

This monthly travel round-up hopefully provides you with lots of inspiration for future holidays or days out. Last month was a bumper crop: plenty of destinations to choose from. This month is no different but I’d like to start with some posts which are a little more generic, covering travel issues rather than specific places. […]

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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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How to make macarons

Sarah Ebner is chief editor at Family Times Travel a blog written by all members of the family and one of our BiB finalist Travel blogs. Sarah and her daughter Jess went along to Carlton Towers to learn how to make macarons, yes that’s how they are spelt and pronounced, find out more about their fabulous experience […]

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Travel round-up: Child free breaks

Nadine from Juggle Mum got in touch a couple of weeks ago to ask if I would be interested in her post for my travel round-up. A Day to myself  is an account of a child-free day at a spa told mainly in photos from a sneaked-in mobile phone. Nadine’s post gave me the idea for this […]

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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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Travel Round-up: Around the world in 20 blogs

Phileas Fogg managed it in 80 days. I’m hoping we can get round the world a little quicker than that, thanks to the suggestions below. UK Some free time in London – A Guiding Life The Beaufort, Knightsbridge: a true boutique hotel – Mum’s Gone To… An amazing time at clueQuest – Family Travel Times Wales: Going down […]

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