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Miles Kelly 300 Fantastic Facts Book Review

Miles Kelly 300 Fantastic Facts Book Review

We were very excited to receive four titles from the Miles Kelly 300 Fantastic Facts range to review.  We received the History, Science, Bugs and Earth fact books.  These titles were perfect for my nine year old son’s current interests.  You can read our review of the Miles Kelly Picture Dictionary and 100 Facts Inventions here.

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Top 5 Easter Family Movies

To 5 Easter Family Movies #CollaborativePost #AdvertWe do love to watch a good movie and with Easter coming up, I wanted to share our top 5 Easter family movies.   To enjoy watching movies more, we have been looking at getting a Panasonic Viera television so that we have a clearer picture.  I am currently re-decorating my bedroom and I think this TV would make a great addition to this room.

Our Top 5 Easter Family Movies

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How to Preserve Family Memories

I started this blog as a type of online scrap book of family memories, with an aim to remember as much as I can about my children, as they are growing up.  I am also very interested in recording the memories of other members of our family too.  I spent as much time as I could, recording the memories that my Grandad talked to me about, before his passing.  I have continued to visit my Gran to record her memories too.

Looking through old photographs
Looking through old photographs

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Social gatherings during the Christmas break

Muddles/Muddy puddles
Splashing in muddy puddles!

Over the last couple of days, we have spent our time meeting up with family and friends. We had a relaxing walk in the local woods yesterday, the children and the dogs loved it! Watching my son and our friends’ daughter playing amongst the trees, picking up pine cones as well as helping to decide the route we were to take, was wonderful. My daughter had a fantastic time too. She particularly enjoyed jumping in the muddy puddles or, “Muddles,” as she calls them! She managed to fall over a few times but picked herself up quickly, searching for the next puddle to walk through in her wellies as she did so. We have not been to the woods many times so seeing the children explore and ask questions about their surroundings helped us to enjoy the experience even more. Our morning concluded with coffee and cake/last batch of the mince pies at home.

An afternoon visit from Grandma and Grandad in which they viewed all of the children’s Santa gifts, played with them and also drank coffee, meant that the children slept extremely well that night! I did not do as well though, I think I’d maybe had too much coffee.

This morning was spent catching up with a good friend whilst our children made the most of the new toys.  Not only was it great having a chat but the children had a fantastic time too.  Another resolution of mine now is to meet up with friends more often.

Tomorrow, we have more dog walking scheduled, the children are off to their Dad’s plus I am going out for a meal with friends. Although we are having a relaxing time this holiday, we also have had quite a few social gatherings to attend.  We have all enjoyed seeing all of our family and friends a bit more than usual.

Walking Floppy in the woods
Walking Floppy in the woods

Have you managed to meet up with family and friends over the  Christmas break?  Or have you preferred to have a quiet time at home?  It would be great to hear from you.