Can’t Wait For Camp Bestival!

You might have noticed that I have a brand spanking new badge on the blog! It’s one to announce that we in the Rock ‘n’ Roller Baby family are off to Camp Bestival to have an awesome time and create some fantastic Camp Bestival blog posts! As one of the official ambassadors I shall be taking the brood on their very first proper camping experience. As yet we have no tent, no sleeping bags and nothing else camping related either […]

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Win Tickets To See Octonauts And The Deep Sea Volcano Adventure!

  Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure is the brand new children’s stage show from the producers of the fabulous Peppa Pig Live (we are big fans)! Based on the popular CBeebies’ TV show, Octonauts, this exciting new production opens at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, on Thursday 16 October and tours into 2015. In Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure the entire crew of the Octonauts, led by intrepid explorer Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso, embark on an exciting new underwater quest […]

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A Special Buy At Aldi!

I do love an Aldi special buy! I remember when they had wet suits at a snip and they often have strange and curious niche items but one thing’s for sure is that they always fly off the shelves! Jonny did our weekly shop in Aldi last night and noticed the ‘camping special’ they have on right now! With our upcoming trip to Camp Bestival he was more than tempted by a few items and is going back to get […]

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A Beautiful Bug’s Life!

I’ve often looked at butterfly kits where you get to keep caterpillars until they transform in chrysalises before emerging as butterflies. It’s just always seemed like an exciting thing to do with little ones, especially if they are fans of the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’! Then we were sent Interplay’s My Living World Butterfly World and it was exactly the sort of thing I had been hoping for! The kit! Aimed at children over the age of 5 the set […]

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Manchester For The Weekend?!

I’ve travelled all over the world, been to many cities in a great number of countries however I’m ashamed to say there are still places in the UK I’ve never stepped foot in! I think in my youth I might have had a bit of an arrogant Londoner about me. One who saw the capital and thought it couldn’t be raised but since having children and taking more stay-cations I’ve begun to notice there ARE other cities in Britain and boy do we have […]

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Bright Ideas — Enhancing the Home With Light!

It seems there are infinite ways to light your home for the best effect, so many, in fact, that the whole issue can become quite confusing. Of course, you’re going to be living there, so you may as well get it right. Once you do, you’ll find it really does add to the overall homely feeling and atmosphere. The first thing you should do is maximise the amount of natural light in your home before you start brightening your home […]

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The House Of Magic!

Ahead of its UK release date of July 25th 2014 we are getting to go and see new film The House Of Magic in a couple of weeks time! An animated film about a cat called Thunder sounds super cute and just up our street! Thuder has been abandoned and seeking shelter from a storm he manages to stumble into the strangest house imaginable owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos! The film is […]

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It’s summer; let’s try out some new sports!

Although there are plenty of sports that are practised all year round, it somehow feels hard work to get into a new sport in the depths of winter – apart from the obvious of taking the kids on that first ski trip, of course. Summer sunshine seems to make being active much easier. The Wimbledon tennis championships start this week and run for a fortnight and every year the numbers of people buying tennis rackets and booking public courts in […]

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My Britmums Live!

Well, I’ve just come back from Britmums Live and despite it not being exactly as I had thought it would be I have a sense of holiday blues about my morning. I always feel this way when I’ve had a really good time with friends and for me, because I’m lucky I guess, I got to spend the conference with some really good ones. Sudocrem were my sponsors for the event and I was there to represent them and their […]

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Climbing the paperwork mountain: top tips to help SMEs stay on top of written work

When you run your own company there are plenty of things which can distract you from your main aims of getting on with the core business. Anyone who is involved in the day-to-day operations of an SME knows only too well that the amount of paperwork involved, whether literal or virtual, can become a full-time job in itself. Outsource  Obviously one of the things about running your own small business is learning to look after as much as you can […]

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