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Top Hampshire Hotels for knackered parents

Got a child free night and want to go wild in a way only knackered parents can? Here’s some hotel recommendations to help you make the most of it as we all know it’ll be another 6 months b

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Celebrity Deaths in 2016

This year has seen an unprecedented number of famous deaths (and it’s still only June).

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Legoland Review

We’d had a trip to LEGOLAND booked in with my brother and his family for months, it was only 5 days before we were due to go that the terrible reality of going to a theme park on a weekend dawne

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Mornings in the Christie household

This is an average morning in our household… “MUMMY is it time to get up yet?” Repeat… Repeat… Repeat… Okay this time mummy hears.

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Watercress Festival, 15th May – Alresford

Whether you like salad or not you’ll find something to enjoy at the Watercress festival, the spirit of the festival is to celebrate the locally grown crop but there are many other activities on

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Loch Fyne, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

You could forgive any waitress for letting out a secret sigh as our family enters a restaurant, a 5 and 3 year old bundling through the door followed by a large, badly driven buggy containing a wriggl

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Beard Bib

Not much to say about this except what a bloody brilliant idea and where’s it been all my life! Save the sink, floor, mantelpiece, wherever is deemed an appropriate shaving location from those p

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Cheese & Cheers, French style bistro, Southsea

Cheese and wine together, what more can you ask for? As a lover of both stinky cheeses and most wines this is my next night out! Cheese & Cheers is a new French style bistro recently opened in S

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Gin Festival Portsmouth, 12th and 13th Aug 2016

Now this is right up my street, finally something for the ladies, the beer festivals are great, providing you can drink more than a pint of beer and not get smashed! Definitely one to pop on the calen

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Bluebells @ Micheldever Woods

The bluebells are out at Micheldever Woods and now is a perfect time to take a trip. Have a picnic and take some beautiful pictures of your children surrounded by the bluebells.

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Chococo Winchester

Next time you’re in Winchester check out Chococo – a very cute chocolate shop and cafe. Pics showing the shop on Winchester high street and the robot choc I picked up for James.

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The joys of flying long haul with kids

Well that title was really just to pull you in (I know, sneaky) as there are no joys of flying long haul with kids, well maybe only one that I’ll come to later.

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Just do it already, get that running buggy!

This is a great post if you’re in a quandary about whether or not to buy a running buggy, not so great if you’re not, so my apologies while I bang on about why I love mine so very much! Si

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3 Top Butt-Busting moves for busy Mums

Calling all MUMS! Did you realise you get a saggy butt after pregnancy? I had NEVER realised this, worried about my breasts – YES, my stomach – YES, my bingo wings – YES, my butt, no

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A new way of working – Availexe

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking to Anna Sarjantson, one third of the awesome trio and brains behind relatively new company Availexe.

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Gin Bunny Prints- Amusing Greeting Cards

Katie from Hurrah For Gin writes an amusing blog on raising her two ‘boysy’ boys which you can catch here (look out for the post on soft play, it made me laugh out loud).

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Bubblegum Balloons – making a statement

Here I am wishing I discovered Bubblegum Balloons before I got married so thought I’d put together a feature on them so show off the fantastic and unusual work they do so you don’t miss ou