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Summer picnic spots

Picnics feature quite heavily during our summer holidays, although they mainly involve me saying one of the following on repeat; ‘sit down, stop standing on your sister’s food’, R

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Children’s Activities

Looking for local children’s activities? We’ve put together a list of the best to entertain your little ones.

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Splash pools

I hope we’re not jinxing the weather by adding this section! Lets keep our fingers crossed that the sun stays out long enough for us to all enjoy some of these splash pools.

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Local campsites for families

Myself and the kids are spending our first night under canvas in August, what appeals is that we’re staying in the New Forest, less than an hour from home.

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Holiday Clubs and Playschemes

Organising childcare during the long 6 week holiday can be stressful if you’re working, or to be honest even if you’re not sometimes you just need a break (I’ll be booking a few of t

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Summer Holiday Events

The long awaited school summer holidays are fast approaching and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to 6 weeks of entertaining the little delights 😉 If this thought fills you with dread, d

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Fitness classes

Buggy Friendly   Anne Marie Body Fit – Run by a local lady the programme was initially designed for busy mums, by one herself! Online programme for £10 per month.

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Baby and toddler groups

There are a huge variety of groups to keep the 0-5’s busy in Gosport, you could definitely find an activity that suits your family every day. Monday St Marys Church Parish Centre, Alverstoke.

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Hidden Gem – Hannah’s B&B

Found on Instagram is Hannah’s B&B, a chic and beautifully restored bed and breakfast based in the heart of Winchester. I still can’t quite believe I had never heard of it until now.

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This week’s top 5 kids fashion brands

Looking for clothes for your little ones aged 0-7 and fancy something a little different to the normal high street stores? Take a look at some of my favourite brands: 1.

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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.