Are traditional wedding anniversary gifts a thing of the past?

Champagne

When it comes to wedding anniversary gifts, we all know it’s silver for 25 years and gold for 50 years but are these traditional gifts a thing of the past? I remember the excitement of buying a gold anniversary present for both mine and Hubby’s grandparents. We didn’t stretch to buying them gold ourselves and went for some personalised engraved glassware and a personalised porcelain plate, although we know they treated each other to something more traditional. Times have changed though.… Continue Reading “Are traditional wedding anniversary gifts a thing of the past?”

Familiar favourites and new cocktails create an indulgent, comforting menu this January at Pizza Express

Pizza Express

By the fourth week in January, most New Year’s resolutions have gone out of the window as the depressing reality of a long cold spell until summer arrives. Good job then, that PizzaExpress has launched a range of comforting and warming dishes, that you may well recognise from menus past, as well as exciting cocktails from January 3rd to get us through the season. The ‘new’ additions to the menu have all featured on the menu previously, but are making a… Continue Reading “Familiar favourites and new cocktails create an indulgent, comforting menu this January at Pizza Express”

Swimming, swimming in the swimming pool!

Swimming

Our children have all swam since they were babies as it is a life skill I think every child should have. We are now at the stage where they are all confident in the water and it is just Sebby that needs a water aid to swim, although I don’t think it will be long until he can swim completely unaided too. Before Christmas Isaac had a trial with Bournemouth Swimming Club who are a competitive swimming team associated with… Continue Reading “Swimming, swimming in the swimming pool!”

A Winter Visit to Kingston Maurward

Alpaca

Like a lot of families, we find January a bit of a struggle financially. Not only is there a longer period between pay dates, but we also have Eliza’s birthday to factor in to the equation too. I am always on the hunt for inexpensive or free days out to keep the children entertained, so when I was approached by Scottish Friendly to show how easy it is to save money each month by discovering affordable days out in my local… Continue Reading “A Winter Visit to Kingston Maurward”

Kubo and the Two Strings Animation Workshop

Kubo and the Two Strings

A young boy with a magical gift sets out on a thrilling quest to discover his family’s legacy in Kubo and the Two Strings. The latest masterpiece from the animation studio behind the Academy Award ® -nominated films Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls is released on Blu-ray ™ and DVD on 16th January from Universal Pictures Home. From acclaimed animation studio LAIKA Kubo and the Two Strings is an all-new epic adventure starring the voice talents of Academy Award® winners Charlize… Continue Reading “Kubo and the Two Strings Animation Workshop”