Heads Up! Glorious New Girls Kickers Are In!
Feb03

Heads Up! Glorious New Girls Kickers Are In!

It’s no secret we’re HUGE fans of Kickers – not only am I a big fan from back in the 80’s, but this is my girl modelling her first pair SEVEN years ago. We’ve been fans of Kickers as solidly reliable kids shoes ever since – they’re school shoes which are tough enough to withstand the roughest playground, but stylish enough to keep fashion-conscious tweens oh-so-happy. But even I, with my...

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Let’s just pause to talk about The Right Click please.
Dec07

Let’s just pause to talk about The Right Click please.

Can I just interrupt the Christmas Shopping frenzy for a moment while you have a coffee? Actually, it is sort of tied in – I know a huge amount of kids will be getting some new tech for Christmas this year. And I also know that the reason we write about Tech Stuff for Baffled Parents is that so often, a child’s technical knowledge and cyber-smarts totally outstrips their parents. Which is fine, and has always been the way...

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Thorpe Park Fright Nights Tickets Giveaway!
Oct16

Thorpe Park Fright Nights Tickets Giveaway!

We had the dubious pleasure of visiting Thorpe Park’s Fright Nights recently – I say dubious not because it’s a bit of an iffy event – it’s so not. It’s frankly brilliant at the whole scare-you-pantless thing, which is why I was naturally dubious about going. But the event was all part of our Merlin Annual Pass Ambassador Big Plan, and a long-promised event to No.1 son – so I really needed a...

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The New UCAS Tariff – 10 Things You Need To Know 
Oct03

The New UCAS Tariff – 10 Things You Need To Know 

My oldest is 17, and has just started his final year in 6th form. Which means we’re now facing the endless bafflement of UCAS and Uni applications. *tremble*. I realise that if your children are pre-schoolers this is a land far, far away (trust me, it’s so not as far away as you think), but if you’re housing teens then you’ll be either vaguely or acutely aware that the whole system just changed on you. So...

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Moonlit Canoeing on Windermere
Sep13

Moonlit Canoeing on Windermere

Following our brilliant afternoon ghyll scrambling in the Lake District we grabbed a bite to eat in Keswick (amazing burgers – and one ‘mac & 4 cheese’ – from Bar Metro – TOTALLY recommended, they were brilliant) and headed down to the National Trust’s Low Wray campsite  on the shores of Windermere to meet up again with Phil – we had plans for moonlight canoeing. I had been excited about...

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100% Recommended. Total Peace of Mind with a Pacsafe V17 BackPack
Sep12

100% Recommended. Total Peace of Mind with a Pacsafe V17 BackPack

More than a few years ago we were planning our very first trip abroad post-children (to be fair, it was our first trip abroad since our honeymoon. What? We LOVED camping!) While we were sorting all the packing lists we had a small ‘debate’. We had to carry passports and cash and bank cards and all the other important paraphernalia you take when you travel. I, of course, would carry it in my bag. But the husband rather...

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