Scariness at GoApe in Dorset for our #GoProAdventures
Feb12

Scariness at GoApe in Dorset for our #GoProAdventures

Next in our series of #GoProAdventures was our trip to fling ourselves around from tree to tree at Moors Valley Park, as excited guests of the GoApe centre there.Go Ape is the UK’s No.1 forest adventure. Doing everything from the Tree Top Challenge to Forest Segways and Zip Trekking, there’s no shortage of options for an adrenaline-fuelled afternoon’s activity for the family! The bigger Tree Top Challenge is only for 10yrs...

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What IS Shrek’s Adventure all about? | Merlin Annual Pass
Feb02

What IS Shrek’s Adventure all about? | Merlin Annual Pass

It took a short while, but our group suddenly understood our flight attendant wasn’t actually a slightly odd member of staff, but rathr a properly funny character that I wish I’d engaged in conversation sooner. Seriously – fair play to anyone who can get a small group of baffled Brits hollering Shrektastic! at each other on a Thursday morning! We were visiting...

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What Really Are the Easiest Ways You Can Save Money at Home?
Jan12

What Really Are the Easiest Ways You Can Save Money at Home?

Households around the UK are facing the prospect of a tough winter as inflation is currently around 4%, the highest in a decade. This is tough for everyone, but more so for families since a family of four can expect to pay out £2,000 per month, excluding rent.   These figures make cutting back essential, especially with the most expensive time of the year on the horizon. So, what are the easiest and effective ways to save money at...

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Last minute gifts – the books I’m giving this Christmas
Dec20

Last minute gifts – the books I’m giving this Christmas

Books are a permanent fixture of our Christmas – chosen well, they’re never an unwelcome gift, and they’re swiftly available as a perfect last minute option too. With the wealth of choice before you, it’s often easier to know what other people like – so I thought I’d share my own personal literary gift-buying this year. GHOSTS: The Button House Archives If you’re a fan of the show (and you really should...

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Orange Thins from Charbonnel & Walker
Dec04

Orange Thins from Charbonnel & Walker

You simply can’t beat some delicious ‘posh chocs’ at Christmas as a filler gift, an emergency stand by or a simply perfect gift for the person-who-wants-nothing, can you? And you don’t get nicer than Charbonnel & Walker. Honestly. Their selection boxes make me happy the minute I lift the box, the gold gilt packaging itself always feels like the chocolate equivalent of a Tiffany box. So a few...

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Christmas by Dick Bruna – Christmas Gift Guide
Nov29

Christmas by Dick Bruna – Christmas Gift Guide

This is such a perfect Christmas story picture book. First published in 1963, the 50th anniversary edition is a beautiful white and gold hardback – and just as charming, simple and endearing as the first time round. It tells the traditional nativity tale, illustrated with classic Dick Bruna imagery. What I love almost as much as the captivating illustrations is the fact that whilst it is without question a picture book, there is...

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