#LondonCovered Map: Awesome family itineraries in London #ad

There are so many ways to explore London with children — the city so vast, the options so expansive — that the choices can seem endless. But how to navigate them all? The new London Covered interactive online map, that’s how! http://londoncovered.glhhotels.com/ The folks at GLH hotels have created the London Covered map to help […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: As Christmas draws closer

Dear Santa… It’s time to dig out those glitter pens once again. Christmas is twinkling just around the corner, so this month I’m bringing you a Christmas round-up with all the trimmings! Early December is my very favourite time of year.  Probably more than the big day itself!  I love the anticipation, the excitement, and […]

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LOL Round-up: Festive giggles

I think we have another 10 days of Christmas madness where we run round like headless chickens with to-do lists trailing in the wind behind us.  At some point we will remember where we hid little Jack’s main present from Father Christmas.  You know the one that you spent two weeks tracking down and nearly […]

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Is skiing the perfect family holiday?

  The perfect family holiday should combine, IMHO, six things: Getting there should be easy. That doesn’t mean that long-haul is out but it should be as painless as possible. It should offer a range of activities, among which every member of the family gets to do something they personally like at some point. There […]

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Travel round-up: Travel hacks

This month some very helpful bloggers have shared their top travel tips. There’s some extremely useful advice in these posts, and I’ve enjoyed reading all of them. The post which I’d like to share from my own blog this month is my family holiday planning checklist, which shows how to plan a trip independently. Thank […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: Learn & think

It’s quite scary that we have already reached the final round-up of 2017. It was quite an eventful year for young people. We heard some frightening statistics about teenage mental health. We read about the effects of social media on teen self-esteem, school work and exercise. Student finance was in the news and a significant […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: The festive season

Hi and welcome to the last Positively Inspirational Round-Up of 2017.  Can you believe how this year has flown? As always there have been exhilarating highs, crushing lows and lots of mundane and ordinary moments in life and in blogging.   On a personal level so much has changed for my own blog.  Starting the […]

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Education Round-up: From France to phonics

We are racing into the last few schooling weeks of this year. Christmas parties, plays, and Christmas jumper days – festive and lovely. We recently had a parents evening, and I love hearing about what my daughter does in school, isn’t it fascinating what they get up to? This round- up we head to France, […]

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#SnapHappyBritMums: December 2017

BritMums runs a regular photo prompt challenge – #SnapHappyBritMums! We’d love you to join in with us! Each day we set a theme, and all you need to do is be creative around that theme and snap away! Save the image above as a daily reminder to refer to. Everyone is welcome – do join […]

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Crowd sourced blogging tips

We’re on the event filled countdown to Christmas and the end of 2017, and this time of year always makes me reflective, looking back on the year that was and looking forward to the year to come. As always, I’ve learned a lot this year as I’m sure you have too. But one thing we […]

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Charity Round-up: The gifts of giving

As Christmas is looming nearer and nearer, we seem to think we all should be buying more and more things for your loved ones. But we must also remember that Christmas is a time for rejoicing and being grateful for all the wonderful things that have happened to us. It is also a time for […]

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6 steps to making money with Pinterest over the festive season

We love Pinterest and we love the Christmas period. Lizzie Sibley of Pinterest now tells us how to enjoy both over the season to make money and spread joy. Check out her easy step-by-step tips to making boards that are the best type of window shopping.   Pinterest is one of the most powerful platforms […]

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Family Days Out Round-up: November fun

It has been a busy few weeks for us with firework displays to enjoy and now we are starting to look ahead to Christmas. If you have little ones at home, choosing the right festive experience is vital and some of the bloggers in our network have put together some great suggestions for Christmas Days […]

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#GasSafeXmas chat: Christmas cold or CO poisoning? #ad

At our #GasSafeXmas twitter chat we’re talking about how to have a safe Christmas including the serious issue of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning at Christmas. Often the symptoms can be confused for a Christmas cold or flu, but the consequences can be dangerous, even life threatening. Take part in the chat and you could win […]

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