Category Archives: review

Woodland Park Zoo for Under 8’s

When I ask the girls where they would like to go, a popular response is the zoo.  In the UK we were members of Bristol Zoo and visited there regularly.  Having membership made our visits more relaxed, we didn’t have … Continue reading

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Introducing Children to Welsh Through Song, with Babi Bach the Album

My 4-year-old has just learned her first Welsh word ,’canu’ meaning to sing. How does a child living in the US with non- Welsh speaking parents learn such a word?  From the wonderful, bilingual album, the girls received as a gift.  … Continue reading

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Shrek the Musical

At the age of 2 my daughter would insist I play ‘Evita’ every time we got in the car.  Her favourite DVD was Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat and she is often heard singing ‘Close Every Door to Me’ in … Continue reading

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Tots & Bubble Friday at Dr Maze’s Farm

In a bid to meet new people the girls and I sometimes join groups of other mums and their kids through meet up groups.  Our latest venture was to Dr Maze’s Farm. Dr Maze’s Farm is a family run working … Continue reading

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Spitter Spatter Stain Free Anti-Bacterial Children’s Clothing Giveaway

I have an exciting giveaway for my readers today from a new children’s clothing company Spitter Spatter. What is Spitter Spatter? Spitter-Spatter is a new children’s clothing range for 0-5 year olds with anti-bacterial properties woven into the fabric and also … Continue reading

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A Day in the Snow at Hyak Sno Park

When I was a kid we waited all year for snow, sometimes we were lucky but often we would have a year of disappointment. When the snow came we would head to the local park with our sledges spending hours … Continue reading

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A Musical Family Christmas with Jingle Bells Music Book

My idea of the perfect family Christmas is a little clichéd but involves mince pies, mulled wine, a roaring fire and singing around the piano. This is becoming a reality in our house.  With an array of instruments including piano, guitar, … Continue reading

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