Back to basics


When it comes to toys, BRIO was a name I knew long before I had children. I don’t recall how exactly, but somewhere I had seen these toys and immediately associated them with quality and durability. The kind of toys you pass on and on. I did however associate BRIO with train sets until relatively recently, but […]

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Spring styles for the minis

spring style

Although we’ve had a few dumps of snow over the last few weeks, there are odd signs of spring around and about, including the odd daffodil. I’ve been looking at a few new wardrobe additions for the children to welcome spring. As usual my first stop offs were and the Vertbaudet website, as their things […]

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Winter family fun: part six

Welcome to part six in our series on ‘Winter Family Fun’. Do you enjoy the theatre? Do your children? Now for me there has always been the theatre, and then The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), which is quite simply theatre at its best. I have very happy memories of exciting trips to The RSC as […]

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Family-friendly dining: part two

Welcome to part two of our Family-friendly dining series. Part one featured Yo Sushi, you can read about that here. In part two we are looking at TGI Fridays and how it fairs for families. First of all, I quite liked the central online booking system which was really easy to do and allowed me […]

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