Halloween and Half Term Days Out in Suffolk and Essex

Is it just me, or does it feel like the kids have only just gone back to school? Yet, somehow it’s nearly already the holidays! Are you looking for Halloween and half term days out in Suffolk or Essex to fill up your calendar? I thought I’d share the ones I’ve found so far, as there’s so much going on…
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Where to see Father Christmas Around Colchester, Bury and Ipswich

Ever since my children were tots, I’ve taken them to see Father Christmas in December. There are so many options locally throughout Suffolk and Essex, but being local to Sudbury, We have tended to stick to Santa’s grottos near Colchester, Bury or Ipswich. With so many around with different things on offer- I thought it would be useful to do…
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Neverland London Beach – Bottomless Brunch Review

My Neverland London review… I love the chance to get all dressed up to go out and eat, but other than a few times abroad, going out for brunch is not something I tend to do. With it seemingly becoming more and more popular, especially the bottomless kind, I booked to go with some friends for our first bottomless brunch…
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Citrus Gin Fizz – Grapefruit Gin Cocktail Recipe

Grapefruit gin and tonic is delicious by itself, but with a few little extras added it makes a lovely citrus gin fizz – a zingy cocktail with the addition of oranges and lemons. Here’s my easy Citrus Gin Fizz recipe for one, but it can be easily doubled up: Malfy Grapefruit Gin Cocktail Recipe Ingredients A single shot of grapefruit…
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Winter Birthday Present Ideas for 7-10 Year Old Girls

AD | Collaborative Post When you have children with winter birthdays, I think it can sometimes be harder to think of present ideas, especially as they get older. Are you looking for something a bit different this year? If you’re fed up of buying more and more of the same, destined to be discarded once the shiny wrapping and exciting…
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15 Children’s Games And Activities To Play On Long Journeys

With most of us either staying closer to home with UK staycations this year, or planning lots of summer days out instead – do you need some new games to play on long journeys with your kids? I have been recently speaking with some fellow bloggers who have shared their top games, tips and even free pintables for keeping children…
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Reflexology in Suffolk – My First Treatment

Have you ever had reflexology? I’ve experienced a lot of complimentary therapies in the past, but Reflexology is not something I’ve ever considered. If I’m perfectly honest, other than knowing its about your feet, I’ve never really known what it is. So, when Aileen from Sole Connections recently got in touch and invited me to try it, I was delighted…
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What’s it Like? My Favourite Suffolk Days Out

I spend a lot of time sharing our family days out – namely where we go and what we love, so I felt it was time to have a special place to house all of these starting with my favourite Suffolk stand outs. As I’m the type of person that always wants to know what somewhere is like before going…
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Family Friendly Places to Eat Out Around Colchester, Bury & Sudbury

On celebration of the doors reopening again and hopefully a summer ahead of being able to eating out again more easily, I thought I would share some tried and tested (By a family of four with fussy and sometimes noisy children!) family friendly places we’ve found locally, around Suffolk and North Essex. Places To Eat out with Children in Sudbury…
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The Shrek Adventure – London South Bank, Our Family Review and Top Tips

Have you ever heard of The Shrek Adventure on London South Bank? Its sandwiched between popular attractions such as the London Eye and London SeaLife Centre, yet despite its prime location, I never seem to hear a lot about it. After spotting it when visiting other attractions at London South Bank, I have always been intrigued by what the Shrek…
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A Family Weekend In Great Yarmouth

A traditional seaside town full of family fun and a glorious golden beach stretching as far as the eye can see – A family weekend in Great Yarmouth was the perfect tonic after a year in Lockdown. If you are looking for ideas for things to do in Yarmouth or where to stay, here’s the fun we found in Norfolk…
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Our Experience with TuitionWorks – Online Maths Tuition for Children

We have been trying out TuitionWorks online maths tutoring for children - find out how we got on and how you can get a free assessment for your child.
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Summer Clothes Haul 2021 From a Middle Aged Mum That Cannot Do Baggy

I don’t know about you, but I feel like its been so long, I hardly know what even suits me anymore. Plus it feels like SO MUCH on the high-street is geared to tall (and young) skinny Minnie’s who like everything oversized and baggy at the moment Despite that, doesn’t it feel good to be able to put outfits together…
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7 Quick and Easy Ideas for Kids Video Calls With Friends

Are you looking for some new ideas for kids video calls? Like many, we have spent a LOT of time on Zoom with friends and family this last year. It may not quite hold the appeal it did in the beginning (Although does anything at this stage of lockdown!) But, I’m all for any activity that breaks up the day…
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Virtual Cocktail Party Kit – DIY Ideas, Free Recipe Cards & Invites

2020 is all about the Zoom party! I recently made DIY cocktail party kits for some friends to celebrate my birthday and as it was so simple and easy to do, I thought I’d share how I did it in case you are looking for a virtual party idea to try over Christmas or New Year. The planning, the quizzes,…
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Kids Rainy Day Activities for Days at Home

Days at home with children can feel long! There’s so many craft and game ideas floating around online for rainy days, but what ones work? And more importantly – How to sift out the ones that leave a massive mess with interest lost within minutes! As we are all stuck indoors so much more at the moment, I thought I…
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5 Top Tips To Save Water At Home|AD

This is a paid post Do you think about how much water you are using at home? I have to confess, even though as a family we are conscious of the impact we are having on the environment, water hasn’t been at the forefront of my mind as much as it should of until recently. It’s a bit ridiculous really,…
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Easy Quizzes & Games for Children to Play on Zoom

Like so many, Zoom had become our go-to, for chats and fun with family and friends the past few months of 2020. My children are quite young for long chats, so having games and quizzes they can play in video chats, has given them a bit of a focus, when chatting with their friends. Scavenger Hunt To Play With Children…
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Camera Phone Easter Hunt For Kids

My kids LOVE my PHONE. So, as we can’t go for as many Easter days out this year, I’ve made a silly treasure hunt they can do around the house using my phone to take photo proof of the activities. So here’s the idea, I’ve made a simple virtual scavenger hunt, where my children will have to take pictures, 7…
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How to Make Mess Free Slime – Fun Homemade Squishy Bags for Children

Slime can be a lot of fun, but wow can it get messy! So, if you are looking for a mess free slime activity, these little bags are a great alternative where it all gets contained. My little girl loves all the different squishy toys you can get in the shops at the moment, but this time instead of spending…
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Top Tips for Visiting Colchester Zoo

We love Colchester Zoo. By far one of the best family attractions in Essex. Having been so many times, if you are looking for a Colchester Zoo review, to plan your visit, here’s our top tips on how to enjoy your Colchester day out to the max. Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL First of all, If…
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4 Ways You Can Support Your Pregnant Friend

Assisting a friend through her pregnancy is a great honour; but, it comes with significant responsibilities. For a mother-to-be, pregnancy is a delicate and transforming time. And while this period is filled with great happiness, it can also be marred by worry and stress as to what will come next and what can happen once the baby is born. It…
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How Blogging Has Changed – My Website Three Years In

Collaborative paid post With the anniversary coming up, of when I set up my website, I find it hard to believe its three years already – yet at the same time, if I look back at where it started and what I’m doing now, there’s been a lot of change. I started here as a hobby to go alongside the…
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4 Useful Apps For New Mothers

When you become a mother your life changes forever, to help you navigate this new journey, you’re going to need a little support. These apps are super useful for new mothers, whether you want to learn new things or improve your sleep. 1. Baby Sparks  Baby Sparks provides a child development program, which you can adjust to the needs of…
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