WIN a Family Break to the first ‘MADE IN BASINGSTOKE’ Festival!
Jun29

WIN a Family Break to the first ‘MADE IN BASINGSTOKE’ Festival!

Basingstoke is set to become Hampshire’s cultural capital this summer, when the town’s creativity is celebrated in its inaugural “Made in Basingstoke Festival” , a jam-packed extravaganza of events catering for all tastes and age groups. Running from 14th July to 13th August 2017 and comprising of four themed weeks entitled Create, Taste, Discover and Make, this family-friendly Festival will showcase the town’s talent...

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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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When your firstborn goes to Reading Festival – Mum’s side of the story.
Sep09

When your firstborn goes to Reading Festival – Mum’s side of the story.

Reading Festival. I’ve known it was coming for a few years. There’s been begging and pleading and wheedling and outright huffing and door slamming. Last year we deflected with a ‘next year. You’ll be 17 then. Old enough to go’. Oh foolish parents. Be careful what you promise. Because before I could sit through four new 21 Pilots videos he WAS 17. And booking his own train ticket to Reading. We stuck with...

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First Time at Reading Festival – One 17yr Old’s Story
Sep06

First Time at Reading Festival – One 17yr Old’s Story

This year no.1 son was finally deemed old enough at the grand age of 17 to do his own thing; and so the August Bank Holiday found him making his way for his first time at Reading Festival – really there was no other choice for a big pile of firsts; first ‘proper’ festival (except Camp Bestival & Larmer Tree, along with his aged parents and irritating siblings, so they don’t count). First trip away with no...

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Why Personalised Tickets Aren’t the Perfect Answer…
Sep03

Why Personalised Tickets Aren’t the Perfect Answer…

Touts can’t re-sell tickets for eye-watering sums when they’re stamped with your name and photo, but a recent survey discovered that almost 75% of us aren’t willing to buy personalised tickets… Not all secondary resale sites are evil, you understand, but many are run by touts – who hoover up as many tickets for gigs, festivals and sports events as possible using automated bots, only to put them back on sale minutes later with...

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Reading Festival’s Sold Out – but tickets are still to be had!
Aug09

Reading Festival’s Sold Out – but tickets are still to be had!

If you were holding on for pay day before you nabbed your Reading tickets, then you may ave been dismayed at the ‘sold out’ banner that appeared last week. FRET NOT! There are still tickets to be had for both weekend camping and the sold out Saturday – and no, not for horribly ridiculous eye-watering prices either. Reading Festival takes place at Richfield Avenue, and with a line up that includes Red Hot Chilli...

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