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Lunch and Fun at The Giffard Park in Milton Keynes

We love taking Ava and Thea out to eat and they have developed a taste for pub lunches recently. Mainly the puddings. A couple of weeks ago we were invited to review The Giffard Park, a recently refurbished pub near Milton Keynes*. We don’t really give them desserts at home, apart from fruit or a yoghurt. They know they’re in for an ice-cream when we go out to eat. Ryan was a bit dubious when I told him where we were going. He’d been to this pub many (many) years ago, and  ...

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Ava, Make & Do

Colour Together Nature Adult and Children’s Colouring Book Review

If there was such a thing, I’d have an A-Level in Colouring In. I did Art and Geography A-Levels alongside English, and would spend a lot of time clutching a handful of colouring pencils. Ava and Thea are following in my footsteps. When the guys at Andersen Press sent me a copy of their latest colouring book Colour Together: Nature to review* I knew we’d love to colour it in together. The illustrator Annie Davidson has done a brilliant job – the illustrations are beautiful  ...

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Ava, My Favourite Family, Thea, Things I Love

A Personalised Children’s Book from The Book Of Everyone

I come from a long line of bookworms, and our shelves are groaning. I firmly believe you can never have too many books, and Ava and Thea are of the same opinion. When the people behind The Book of Everyone asked me to review their new personalised children’s book, I was pretty excited. This gorgeous personalised children’s book is called ‘Wise Words for NAME from NAME‘. I wrote it to both Ava and Thea, but of course you can write it to just one child. Isn’t the  ...

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