Why we love ballet

My daughter has danced since she was 2.5 years old.  She started ballet in our village hall, with JoAnn Latus School of Dance. Her dancing has seen her make friends for life! Despite looking amazingly cute in her light blue leotard, tights, and beautiful pink ballet shoes, it wasn’t all about how she looked… Ballet… Read More

Keeping pets calm on Bonfire Night

As many of us know, our pets can be stressed by the sight and sound of fireworks going off on Bonfire Night so the following measures you can take to try to reduce their anxiety. Firstly, consider your pet’s food, some contain additives that can affect behaviour. It may be beneficial to consider an alternative… Read More

A parents check list for Uni!

No!, just no…. I was not prepared for the emotions, cost, equipment and excitement that comes with preparing myself for my first-born to leave the nest and start Uni. My son, having just had his birthday, a memory “kick up the bum” that I now have a 19-year-old,  who is about to depart to University.… Read More

Pocket money tips

Pocket money!  How do you help your child learn about money?  Here are some top tips on how to manage the pocket-money in your family: 1. Get into a pocket-money routine Giving pocket-money here and there can end up being both time-consuming and exhausting (as well as causing lots of arguments!). Getting into a pocket-money… Read More

The best ever Twitter Party #CAWParty

Have you been to an twitter party? I have been to a few and I love them… BUT last night was very special with the #CAWParty. #WatchMeFly Over 140,000 children are taking part in Children’s Activities Week 2018 at over 10,000 kids’ classes and groups across the UK! This fabulous twitter party last night was… Read More

Create a winter wonderland for wildlife

Winter has arrived! and some of our forest friends will be getting prepared for the cold months ahead. Winter can be a testing time for nature, so as autumn draws and winter arrives, many animals are busy readying themselves for the cold months ahead. You and your family can also take some simple steps to help… Read More