Jack & The Beanstalk, Mercury Theatre, Colchester

We were lucky enough to be invited to the opening night of Jack & The Beanstalk at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester last week & the panto was an absolute joy! Despite Frankie’s initial horror at the dark packed theatre, he was soon won over by the delightful cast &…

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The Father Christmas Experience, Marsh Farm

If you are looking to take the children somewhere they won’t forget this Christmas, The Father Christmas Experience at Marsh Farm has to be top of your list! We had an absolutely magical time! The amount of effort, detail & landscaping of the whole ‘set’ is just fantastic and worth…

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Budapest – November 2018

Having just returned from Budapest on a lovely city break with the other half & being asked for recommendations I thought I’d write differently to my typical ‘mummy blogging’ and collate our trip and recommendations here for those that have asked & those that are thinking of visiting Budapest. So…

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Advent Calendars

Advent Calendars have surpassed expectations in recent years, gone are the opening of doors to find a picture of a Nutcracker or a cheap chocolate, now you can find an advent calendar for just about anything; Advent Calendars with offerings of different wine and cheese accompaniments, candle selections, ‘build-a-scenes’, soaps…

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Christmas Gifts

This year I have promised (& promised and sworn) myself that I won’t go overboard this Christmas, I’ve budgeted, wrote lists & checked them twice & have enlisted the help of Facebook, Etsy and Instagram to find local independent gifts & homemade if I can! When you buy from a…

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