Capturing the magic of football with Art of Football
Nov22

Capturing the magic of football with Art of Football

I’m not the first person to say it and I won’t be the last – men can be very difficult to buy presents for! And with two teenage sons, a husband and a dad, that’s a lot of men for me to struggle with. Regular readers will know that I live with a whole lot of football lovers – my younger son and my husband both play football, my husband coached football until very recently and the entire family loves to go...

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Dancewear for panto from Dancewear Central
Nov18

Dancewear for panto from Dancewear Central

Rehearsals are now underway for this year’s panto and I have a very excited, slightly tired, daughter. I’m excited and slightly tired myself! Although the panto is a professional production, in a professional theatre, it has to keep its costs down, so girls on the chorus are expected to provide their own basics – make-up, a leotard, black jazz shoes and natural-coloured dance tights. My daughter doesn’t use any...

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Dinner at Brewers Fayre, Gloucester
Oct06

Dinner at Brewers Fayre, Gloucester

It’s been a few years since we last ate at a Brewers Fayre restaurant, so when we were asked to check out the menu at The Whittle Inn in Glocuester, we jumped at the chance. No shopping, cooking or clearing up, what’s not to love?! We decided to go for a Sunday evening treat. As we tend to get hungry early, we booked a table for 5.30pm. But clearly that wasn’t early at all. The Whittle Inn was packed! I’m very...

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Diary Doll pants for life’s little leaks
Aug09

Diary Doll pants for life’s little leaks

I first heard about Diary Doll knickers at Britmums Live last year. And I was pretty amazed. I hadn’t expected to be amazed by pants. But they made so much sense. Because, let’s be honest, women leak. We have periods. We have weak pelvic floors. We have babies and then there’s all sorts of gunk for weeks. We don’t want to share these leaks with our friends and family, but normal pants leak too. So why on earth...

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Jumping at Jumptastic, Gloucester
Aug02

Jumping at Jumptastic, Gloucester

Jumptastic trampoline park in Gloucester opened last autumn and literally EVERYONE wanted to go. Seriously, it was all my kids were talking about. Everybody wanted their parties there too. My younger two kids had been before, but my eldest and I had never tried it. So when I was offered the chance to review Jumptastic I ‘jumped’ at the chance (see what I did there?). With the long summer holidays ahead of us, I was happy...

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Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre, London
Jul27

Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre, London

I remember when the film of Disney’s Aladdin came out. It was the early 90s and I was a student. I wondered if a grown adult could go to a kids’ film. But I did and I loved it. I had it on video too (remember those?) and watched it a lot. I knew all the words to the songs and most of the script, just as I did with The Lion King a year later. Those were the days… Time to watch things repeatedly. Now I don’t have...

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