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5 Reasons to play classic games together with Chad Valley

Growing up playing games was very much part of my childhood. No mobile phones, no internet and only 4 TV channels meant my siblings, cousins and I had to make our own fun. And, pure fun it was. Playing classic games likes snakes and ladders, Ludo or Monopoly (although if any game was going to end the fun it would be this!) were how we spent our weekends, after school hours and holidays. So, when Chad Valley – who we’ve…

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Welcome to #mamasmondays… Friction Free Shaving Box, Isla Apothecary and LanaiBLO

Welcome to  #mamamondays.  Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to…

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A Christmas Tale by Joules – the perfect Christmas Eve box book

Making up a Christmas Eve box has become as much a part of my Christmas planning as the big day itself. I have been doing them for Miss Marnie for a few years now – but this year’s feels like it will be the first one she will really embrace and hopefully take in. Maybe because we’re having our first Christmas at home – rather than going to stay with family – as I want to create some of our…

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Deja-Vu? 15 Movies given a Christmas24 holiday makeover

You may or may not know that I am a massive fan of Christmas24. If you’ve been hiding under a pile of tinsel you’ll know this is the digital Movies 24 channel that shows back-to-back films all day, every day. I understand for some people the thought of a constant stream of festive films is like hell on earth. But, for me it is heaven on Christmasland. I admit I’ve been watching a lot of Christmas24  – and believe me I haven’t been sat on the sofa…

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Chad Valley and the importance of imaginative play

If you caught my recent post you will know that Miss Marnie and I are on the Chad Valley Play Panel (read about it HERE). This means we get to play with some toys, games and crafts and I get to call it work. Not that it has felt like work as I have been using this opportunity to really understand how important ‘playtime’ is – for both of us. My busy days – like most working mums – is…

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