Gift ideas for people missed off your Christmas list

Gift Ideas for People Missed off Your Christmas List

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For kids, Christmas is a magical, mesmerising and enchanting time. Waiting for the arrival of Santa, opening their advent calendars and watching Christmas films, December is such an exciting month. While the same is true for parents, the festive season is also a little hectic and very busy. With so much to do, from planning the Christmas dinner to organising family visits, it can be easy to forget people from the present list. Read more

Living Arrows 48/53 (2018)

Gabe exploring the Bridestones

So this is the last Living Arrows of November, and there are only 5 more to go before the end of the year! I sound like broken record but I am constantly amazed at how fast this last few months of the year is going. We don’t seem to do much during the week except school, nursery and swimming lessons but we are trying to make the most of our weekends at the moment. Read more

Quarry Bank // National Trust family days out

Gabe working in the kitchen of the Apprentice House at Quarry Bank

We have been talking about getting National Trust membership for a few years now and for one reason or another never got round to it. But when my friend Claire suggested we meet up for a family day out at Quarry Bank in Cheshire we finally bit the bullet and bought a family membership. Or rather my parents did – thanks for the early Christmas present! Read more

Learning to tell the time this Christmas with F.Hinds

Time Teachers watch from F.Hinds

**This post is in association with F.Hinds

I’m always on the lookout for Christmas gifts for Toby and Gabe that are not only fun but will help them learn too. They are both eager to learn how to tell the time (although Gabe doesn’t really understand it too well at the moment) and are always looking at the clocks in our house and asking what time it is. There are lots of children’s watches available – F.Hinds has some great ones and as an added bonus there is 15% off everything on their site until 27th November.

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