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Benefits of playing outdoors

Benefits of playing outdoors

Both of my children spend a lot of time outdoors but Matilda was born here and being a younger sibling she has been out with big brother and the dog pretty much since a week old. Today whilst outside she picked up some leaves and told me she was going to make a puppet show. Totally her idea, totally her creations. I just observed as she picked leaves, flowers and sticks and put them together to make ‘puppets’. When created…

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How can I make my garden more wildlife friendly?

How can I make my garden more wildlife friendly?

Alot of us would like to have more wildlife come to visit our gardens and for good reason too! Some of the UK’s most loved animals are in decline and at risk of extinction. Lawsons, a builders merchant who specialises in landscaping supplies has pulled together a list of things we could all do in our gardens to help prevent this.   Provide Food & Water• The first way to attract wildlife to your garden is to provide them with a source of food and…

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To my Daughter on international women’s day

To my Daughter on international women’s day

It seems pretty fitting, on International Women’s Day, to write a letter to the single most important female in my life. Because although you are “only” just three (four in a few weeks as you constantly remind me), one day you will be a woman, and, as your mum, I have so many hopes and dreams for the life you will live and lead. First, and possibly most importantly, know that you don’t belong to anything or anyone. Nobody owns…

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Review of a online one-to-one maths tuition program for children- MATR

Review of a online one-to-one maths tuition program for children- MATR

Advertorial content Maths is not my strongest subject. I tend to pass over the support for maths homework to Julian so when I was approached by Matr, a one-to-one online maths company to see if I would like to try out the program, it was out of interest not just for Dylan but for myself too. I thought it would be nice to be involved in the maths work for a change and maybe help both of us along the…

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Festival guide 2019

Festival guide 2019

It’s that time of year again. Whilst the weather is grim and we are still in hibernation it doesn’t hurt to think about sunnier times to come. We head off to France this Summer for peak festival time so we will be missing the majority of them but fingers crossed we will squeeze in at least two. So here we go drum roll… The Lane families top ten recommended festivals for 2019.. in no particular order. Green Man – 15th…

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