(Do) I Really Need This Polar Bear Light…
Nov08

(Do) I Really Need This Polar Bear Light…

I admit it – I scrolled past this Polar Bear light when I saw it…and then zoomed back up. Then I clicked away.. and then came back again and looked some more, whilst pondering the eternal “do I really need a Polar Bear light?” question. Which is nonsensical, of course, because the answer is always “Yes. Yes you do” (it’s the same answer, by the way, if you find yourself gazing at a hare mug, a...

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Family Game Night Games – Dixit
Oct17

Family Game Night Games – Dixit

We’ve been determined for months now to start playing regular Family Game Night Games. So when Asmodee got in touch and asked if we’d like to receive a selection of Family Game Night Games, I’ll admit I bit their hand off. Finally, I was going to HAVE to get organised and sit down for some serious fun with the whole family; and it wouldn’t even be Christmas or on holiday!(you can see last week’s review of Catan here) Dixit was a...

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Family Game Night Games – Settlers of Catan
Oct10

Family Game Night Games – Settlers of Catan

We’ve been determined for months now to start playing regular Family Game Night Games. So when Asmodee got in touch and asked if we’d like to receive a selection of Family Game Night Games, I’ll admit I bit their hand off. Finally, I was going to HAVE to get organised and sit down for some serious fun with the whole family; and it wouldn’t even be Christmas or on holiday! If you are a fan of video games,...

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Top Ten MSF Picks for Teens?
Oct04

Top Ten MSF Picks for Teens?

We all know teenagers: moody, only talk in emojis and never off their phones? Yep. But anyone who spends any time with them knows that they’re also some of the most open-minded, radical and future-thinking people around. Get young minds blossoming with our top ten picks for teens at Manchester Science Festival this October… It’s going to be v lit. 1. Man on the Moon programmeShow: Tuesday 16 October – Saturday 20 OctoberWorkshops:...

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Spotted: Copper Thermos Food Flask
Oct03

Spotted: Copper Thermos Food Flask

It’s that time of year again – it may still be warm, but there’s a briskness in the air which is crying out for some soup – and obviously a Thermos food flask. I know, I know. It’s not glamorous. It makes no attempt to woo you with it’s pretty wiles (though I’ll say unashamedly here and now that that copper colour is damned fine looking). And yet – nothing beats the Thermos Food Flask....

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Breville Hot Cup – What WE Say…
Sep27

Breville Hot Cup – What WE Say…

I’ve been trying to write a review of the Breville Hot Cup for days and I’ve found it really hard. Because I assume you want to know more than “It’s great! Buy one!” But it really is great. And it’s really simple too, so there’s actually not that much to say. It arrived, I took it out of the box and, because I’m impatient, went for the “Quick Start” instruction card rather...

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