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Easter Craft Ideas

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With Easter looming take a look at these eggciting craft ideas to do with your little ones!   Easter Basket A simple activity which is great for using for the Easter egg hunts! http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/easter-basket-craft   Chick Easter Cards These were my favourite to do when I was a child! http://www.muminthemadhouse.com/easter-chick-card-with-pop-out-beak/   Easter Bunny Mask http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/bunny-mask-2 […]

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Our First Year Top 10 Best Buys

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Our First Year I can’t believe it has almost been a year since Isla-Grace was welcomed into the world! Well that was the most traumatic/ hideous/ painful/ emotional/ exhausting/ overwhelming/ amazing experience of my life so far!!! I found pregnancy fascinating, then giving birth was just the icing on the cake of how remarkable our […]

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Valentine’s Day Baking!

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Surely you don’t need an excuse to eat freshly baked goodies!!! Try these heart shaped recipes to make Valentine’s Day fun for you & your little ones! Egg in a Heart Nest http://themoderndaygirlfriend.com/eggs-in-a-basket-valentines-style/ Loved up Pancakes http://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/how-to/a4948/heart-shaped-buttermilk-pancakes-valentines-day/ Heart shaped Pizza http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Heart-Shaped-Pizza Heart shaped Cake http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/514133/pink-iced-heart-cake Heart Biscuits Soft Cut-Out Sugar Cookies. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts […]

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  Valentines Day Crafts Valentine’s Day is another great excuse for you to have some creative fun with children! We have found our favourite crafty activities which could be made into Valentine’s Day cards for loved ones or simply just an excuse to get a bit messy on these cold afternoons! Please click the links […]

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Christmas Card Craft Ideas!

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Last year we were sent a very lovely Christmas card from my friend’s baby, so this year we have pinched the idea for Isla-Grace! We had great ‘fun’ doing lots of footprints and undoubtedly we managed to get in a bit of a mess! I say ‘fun’ because it all started off brilliantly but then […]

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Sensory fun for babies!

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Treasure Baskets I did this Blog in 2015 and felt guided to revisit it today as I am in the process of making Summer a treasure basket! Due to moving house Isla-Grace’s basket is in storage somewhere so for now we are having to start again because she is SO ready! She LOVES it and […]

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Where to visit Father Christmas in Oxfordshire & Berkshire

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  To start the festive season there are some great days out across Oxfordshire & Berkshire to give your little ones the chance to meet Father Christmas! Please click the links below for Oxfordshire: http://fisd.oxfordshire.gov.uk/kb5/oxfordshire/fsd/events.action?qt=father+christmas&sr=0&nh=10 http://www.netmums.com/oxfordshire/whats-on/father-christmas-santa Please click the links below for Berkshire: https://www.familiesonline.co.uk/locations/thames-valley-west/places-to-go/leisure-attractions/where-is-santa-in-west-berkshire-reading-bracknell-wokingham-henley-and-newbury-christmas-2015 http://www.netmums.com/west-berkshire/whats-on/father-christmas-santa

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Free letter from Father Christmas!

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Royal Mail have had an exciting letter from Father Christmas! Santa wants children to know where they need to send their letters so that they recieve a reply! Please click the link below with details on where to send – it must be done by the 6th December! http://www.royalmail.com/letters-to-santa

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Bonfire & Firework events across Oxfordshire & Berkshire

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Firework Events in Oxfordshire & Berkshire Oxfordshire: http://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/fireworks-displays-2015 Berkshire: http://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/fireworks-bonfire-night-displays-berkshire-7826160

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Remember, remember the 5th of November…

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Do you know the history behind Bonfire Night?   With Bonfire Night looming it is important that children know the reason behind the exciting celebration which is loved by many on the 5th November. In 1605 a gang of Roman Catholic activists had planned to kill King James and his leaders by attempting to blow […]

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