Dog Blinds

Adopt, Don’t Shop: How Adopting an Older Dog Could Benefit Your Family

Dogs bring many benefits to their owners and household. For example, petting and talking to a dog can reduce stress and anxiety, taking your dog for regular walks and spending time outside is great for your mental and physical health, and if you have children, then a dog will teach them respect and confidence when being around animals, plus a number of responsibilities and other important life lessons. When it comes to introducing a dog into the home, many people are put off the idea of adoption due to myths and misconceptions about rescue dog. The chances of an older …

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Children's bedroom

4 Cute Ways to Bring Animal Décor to your Child’s Room

When it comes to decorating our children’s bedrooms, it can get a bit stressful. We’re unsure which theme to go with and although our children have great ideas of what they’d like, we’re a little unsure if Peppa Pig décor is going to have a long-life shelf date. So, it’s important to go for a theme that is going to last for more than a few years. That’s why I think an animal-themed bedroom is a good option. Often, most children love animals: that is safe to say after Eliza’s amazing birthday party with Mad4 Animals. This interest in animals …

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Crossland X Monkey

An Animal Adventure to Woburn Safari Park with the Vauxhall Crossland X

This weekend we were invited to a special VIP day out at Woburn Safari Park with Vauxhall to celebrate their all new family-friendly Crossland X. We got up nice and early and made the 2.5 hour drive to Woburn where we were greeted at the gate with a fabulous goody bag for the kids and then enjoyed a scrummy breakfast in the Safari Restaurant whilst waiting for the rest of the guests to arrive. We enjoyed a short talk on the Crossland X which is promoted as a family car / SUV crossover, combining space and style with a family …

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A visit to Dorset County Show 2017

A visit to Dorset County Show 2017

This weekend we were invited to attend our first Dorset County Show which has been held on the first weekend of September for a staggering 175 years! Situated at the Dorchester showground there were over 450 tradestands to explore and a fantastic array of attractions to keep the whole family entertained. As we entered the show the kids were given wristbands with my telephone number on them in case we got separated and were told who to find it they got lost, which I thought was a lovely touch and proved that is a genuinely family friendly day out. Within seconds …

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Lego Brick Safari

The Great Brick Safari at Marwell Zoo

This week Marwell became the first zoo in the UK to host a collection of giant LEGO® brick animals and we were lucky enough to be some of the first to find them. Over 2 million LEGO® bricks were used to make 81 stunning sculptures representing 27 different species, created by LEGO building company Bright Bricks. Among them is a 1.5 tonne elephant, a life size Bengal tiger and a family of lions. Other sculptures have been inspired by Marwell’s diverse collection of animals, with a red ruffed lemur, a warthog and a mob of meerkats all featuring on the trail. …

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