GIVEAWAY! Win a Beautiful Parisian Hatbox Bouquet from Bloom Magic!
Sep19

GIVEAWAY! Win a Beautiful Parisian Hatbox Bouquet from Bloom Magic!

Bloom Magic are a fabulous Irish flower company who’re now over here – and they’re making a big splash. I’m a HUGE fan of their delicately coloured or vibrantly energetic arrangements – the careful floristry design shows in their intricate and lavish hand-tied bouquets. And I particularly love that they source their flowers locally when possible, and have designed packaging that produces as little waste...

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The Naked Guide to Wine Hacks – Perfect Dinner Party Success
Sep19

The Naked Guide to Wine Hacks – Perfect Dinner Party Success

I’m not sure we can say ‘staying in is the new going out’ any more – we’ve been ‘staying in’ for so long it hardly counts as ‘new’, does it? Most of us love to entertain our friends, and it’s fun to go to town and do it properly. The popularity of shows such as ‘Come Dine With Me’ and ‘Dinner Date’ shows there’s never been as much emphasis on...

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THE PERFECT HALF TERM DAY OUT IN LONDON’S WEST END
Sep07

THE PERFECT HALF TERM DAY OUT IN LONDON’S WEST END

From free art activity trails to sundae building and a Moana singalong there’s plenty to keep all ages busy in the “home of entertainment” Planning a trip into the city at half term? Promised the family a half term day out in London’s West End, but not sure what everyone will enjoy? Don’t fret – we’ve got your day covered, and it’s jam-packed with fab stuff for everyone. We’ve picked the favourite...

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5 Essential Tips for Reluctant Readers (or ‘how do I get my child to love reading and books?!’)
Aug31

5 Essential Tips for Reluctant Readers (or ‘how do I get my child to love reading and books?!’)

While some children devour every novel they can get their hands on, you’ve somehow found yourself with a child who pushes books away as though reading were a chore – or worse, a bore. Unless it’s on the screen in their Minecraft game or in an action-packed comic book, they don’t want to know. Sound familiar? Don’t fret – help is at hand; we’ve talked with HarperCollins, and they’ve given us some...

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The Angel Abergavenny – A Surprising Family Dinner
Aug10

The Angel Abergavenny – A Surprising Family Dinner

Stepping through the doors into the Angel Hotel’s grand Oak Room restaurant with its marble pillars and interesting art, the subdued air muffled by the thick linens and heavy glassware on the tables,  I’ll admit I quailed a little.I’d brought my children to eat here? Honestly – this was not the kind of restaurant I’d normally choose as a family dinner location. On a quiet city break for the two of us on a...

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KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED WITH A TRIP TO LONDON’S WEST END THIS SUMMER 
Aug09

KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED WITH A TRIP TO LONDON’S WEST END THIS SUMMER 

What families can see, watch, eat and view in the home of entertainment  From a day out inspired by king of pop, Michael Jackson, to the latest cinema blockbusters in sense-tingling 4DX as well as an arty trip to the Royal Academy in Grayson Perry’s colourful footsteps to see the 250th Summer Exhibition – London’s entertainment capital, the West End has a packed programme for kids this summer including: A THRILLING DAY OUT PLUS FREE...

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