Twistrose Key

Best books for 10 year old girls

Books for 10 year old girls The Twistrose Key (by Tone Almhjell) Full of mystery, it slowly leads you up to the main event, until you’re so into it that you’re guessing what might happen next! (GG) Have you ever wondered where your pets go when they die? In your wildest imagination you couldn’t imagine… 

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Spa at Whittlebury Hall hotel and spa review

Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa Review

Christmas coffee, gingerbread muffins, and champagne! I am well and truly ready for Christmas. Last week I had finally stopped ignoring the fact that my cupboards were empty of potential giftware, with two expectant children and their eager faces goading me into entering the festive fray. I threw myself headlong into the frenzy of preparation,… 

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Do you believe in Santa?

Do you believe in Santa? I remember peering down at the bottom of my bed through the dark, at the bulky, mis-shapen pillowcase I’d laid out the night before. I have no idea what the time was, but it was cold, so it was too early for the heating to have switched itself on. There… 

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Managing a household budget

Managing a household budget

Have you seen the price of bread lately?! It may sound like a cliché, but I do actually remember my mum and dad discussing exactly this, when I was a child. I seem to remember 12p being mentioned as an extortionate amount for a loaf, and with my weekly pocket money coming in at 10p… 

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Wot so Funee? End of year roundup.

  The one with the dodgy spelling. For my final Wot so Funee? of the year (don’t worry, there’ll be more next week from Emma!) I decided to publish some of the funny moments I’ve found in my children over the course of the year. My trusty iPhone woke me this morning to the news… 

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Sky movies Christmas Card

Step into the Christmas e-card Adventure

Is there anything better about Christmas than snuggling on the sofa with your family and watching a classic Christmas film? That excuse, once the kids have finished school for the term, to just kick back and relax with a bit of cheese, indulge in some down time. I love it! And not just because the… 

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How to swing!

Never too old to swing!

Where do the birthdays go? They seem to come round much more frequently than once a year, and my children are growing up far too fast for my liking! My girl, especially, is turning into a young lady (or a grumpy teenager – ask me on a good or bad day and you’ll get a… 

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Should you give your child the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine The flu vaccine is a must in our house. GG has been having it since a young age, as she suffers with asthma from time to time. Now that she has a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes there’s just no debate. I’ve had it too. As her main carer I can’t afford… 

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Dog on Stilts: a book with a message for children

Dog on Stilts: a book with a message for children

Medium dog has a problem. At least, he thinks he has. You see, he’s just medium. Average, ordinary, normal. And that doesn’t suit him. He wants to be noticed. He wants to be liked. He wants to BE someone! Luckily, he thinks he has the solution, and embarks on a project that will see him… 

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A Christmas tree delivered to our door

Getting a head start on Christmas!

Christmas has started!  I know I’m totally going to polarise opinion here, but ever since I had children, I’m firmly in the camp of kicking off Christmas as soon as possible. There is just so much fabulous stuff to fit in, and I don’t want to be a chaotic heap of stress the week before… 

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