WIN with Susino Umbrellas

This week has been a rather cold one with the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ depositing a fair bit of snow across the country. We have been enjoying getting out in the snow but I have to admit I’ll be looking forward to the temperatures rising enough to start melting…

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Illumanatomy Review (& Giveaway)

This post contains affiliate links Last year we were lucky enough to review the fabulous Illuminature and when I saw the follow-up, Illumanatomy was due out I promptly requested a copy to review. Mr D loves this book and it really does capture the imagination incredibly well and does the…

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WIN with the Manchester BookBench Trail and the Literacy Trust

A week or so ago I wrote about the BookBench trail in Manchester. You can read about it here. It really is a fabulous project and the children (and I!) had great fun spotting the benches and visiting some new places too. If you didn’t already know, this summer, 58…

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Books for a third baby

When you’re the second baby, born just 16 months after the first, you find your given lots of hand me downs. As Miss E was a different gender, she at least got lots of her new clothes that were just hers. This third baby, however, can expect to be wearing…

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Christmas Books – A Letter For Bear

Now that we are in December we are starting to read our Christmas books. It is nice to have some new stories to read for a change. We have a decent selection now of books; some from last year that my Grandparents bought for the children as well as some…

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