The things I love about you


You four children have so many wonderful things in common and you are such a little team, but there are also so many unique things about each of you. Here are some of the things I love about you: Your determination to succeed at everything you do Your hardworking and conscientious attitude to life and […]

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Win Sticker Dolly Dressing Books

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Usborne Publishing are celebrating the 10th anniversary of its bestselling series for children, Sticker Dolly Dressing. This began with ‘Sticker Dolly Dressing Day’ on Saturday 1st October, with many bookshops across the country hosting special events, competitions and activities in store. Going from strength to strength over the last decade, the Sticker Dolly Dressing series […]

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How your child can succeed at sixth form

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The importance of sixth form cannot be overstated, and this is the case with regard to academic measures and the growing maturity and development of youngsters. The performance of a student at sixth form will often determine what college or university they can gain access to and what courses they can study. So if university […]

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Budding fashionistas


I talk a lot on the blog about craft ideas and how much the children love to craft. What about the next level though? When craft design supplies become accessories and things to wear. The new Shimmer and Sparkle Sew Crazy Sewing Machine is ideal for taking the children’s creations to the next level. This is a great […]

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Smart is cool


I distinctly remember that when I was at school being smart was NOT considered cool in any way. The ‘cool’ kids were not the ones who worked hard and did well. I didn’t really get it back then, and always thought that was a bit odd. I do still hear comments like that these days […]

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Pom Pom Wow

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Pom Poms … hmmm, my memory of pom poms is getting two cardboard circles as a child and wrapping lots of wool around and around, cutting it and turning it into a fluffy ball. Of course things have moved on a little it seems from those ‘good old days’. Now it’s all about Pom Pom […]

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