Pinterest: Halloween activities you will love

September was over in a flash. Back to school, harvest festivals and the Indian Summer have now gone and we are on to the next celebration – Halloween. This event is up there with the likes of Christmas and Easter. For many weeks Halloween costumes have been in the shops, I have mine already for…

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Post-40 Bloggers: If You Read Only One Post – Changes

Even as someone who loves change, I am still startled by the rapid passing of time since I hit my 50s. No sooner am I having the Monday morning moans, than it’s time for that Friday feeling all over again. Days blur into weeks, weeks into months, our hair into grey. Even if some of…

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Pinterest: Back to school checklists

It’s now September which means two things. Back to School and the start of the run up to Christmas. While out shopping for new boots with my toddler, amongst the back to school things were the Christmas cards, wrapping paper and Christmas puddings. It’s still 4 months away so no need to panic yet! I’m…

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Yoga: Natural medicine for the mind?

The past fifty years have been full of studies on how meditation and various other techniques for stress reduction can enhance treatments for depression and anxiety. It’s only fairly recently though that yoga has started to receive particular attention. The steadying stretches and breathing techniques of yoga can perceivably reduce the amount of stress people…

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The A-Z of Family Days Out: A

Hello and welcome to a new take on the Family Days Out round-up. Each month, I will be taking a letter from the alphabet and introducing you to places to take the kids beginning with that letter, along with links to bloggers reviews. So, without further ado, I give you the letter “A”. Alton Towers…

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Toddler Acid Attack: Why sparing the boy wouldn’t have spared him at all

On the 21st July this year, an incident occurred which terrified parents up and down the country, and horrified anybody with an ounce of humanity. A small, innocent, vulnerable boy had a corrosive substance deliberately thrown in his face by an adult. I cannot believe I just typed that sentence; never did I imagine that…

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