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May 2017

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Welcome back and I hope you enjoyed the beautiful

weather we had across Easter. This month, we’re hoping the sun will continue to shine for both the Devon County Show and Sherborne Castle Country Fair. If you haven’t been to either of them, they’re well worth a visit and make a great day out for all the family. We even have the chance to win tickets to one of them so read on for more details. Once again, we ha...

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April 2017

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Welcome back and finally, I feel Spring is really here.

That extra hour of daylight makes all the difference and I’m all set now for adventuring outdoors on nature trails or even more appealing, Easter trails! There are chocolates everywhere: garden centres, historic houses, zoos. Somehow, we never quite completed activity sheets and trails as a family ...

Parent Talk March 2017

March 2017

Parent Talk March 2017

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Welcome back!  Every month there seems to be somethingto look forward to and this month it’s Mother’s Day and

Science Week. We have a great experiment to conduct which involves counting real penguins in Antarctica – not so much p-p-p-pick up a penguin but pick out a penguin as you try to mark out individual ones.

As the years go by, I take Mother’s Day increasi...

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February 2017

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Welcome back! I hope you all had a really wonderful Christmas and that 2017 has started on a good note. I’m loving the relative peace that has descended on our household after hosting various extended family gatherings. It’s so good to get everyone together but it’s also quite a relief to have some time to yourself. My latest treat is to take myself off quietly with...

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January 2017

January 2017

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Welcome back! I hope you all had a really wonderful Christmas and that 2017 has started on a good note. I’m loving the relative peace that has descended on our household after hosting various extended family gatherings. It’s so good to get everyone together but it’s also quite a relief to have some time to yourself. My latest treat is to take myself off quietly with a cup of tea a...

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December 2016

December 2016

December 2016

So Christmas is nearly upon us which means we’re bringing you ideas where to see the all important Mr FC as well as some great suggestions for presents, places to visit to really get that Christmassy feel and even ways to keep calm in the build up to the big event!

This month, you’ll see that we’ve got a fantastic selection of books with some very festive themes among them including the wonderful parody ’Twas the Fi...

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November 2016

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Half term is already out of the way which means the dark evenings are here and we’re getting into gear for Christmas. It seems like yesterday that new uniforms were being tried on for the start of the school year and yet, suddenly, we’re talking about the big day. As ever, there are lots of suggestions for doing some early shopping at places like Hestercombe, Montacute and the Willows &am...

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October 2016

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Welcome back!

The start of the school year is always a tiring time, adjusting to new classes, new schools and new routines which is why half term is always so welcome! With the lovely September sun we enjoyed, it’s hard to believe the clocks will soon be going back and that dark evenings will be here. If you’re pushing a buggy, there are some great buggi l...

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September 2016

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Welcome back after the Summer break and following last year’s washout, I write ‘Summer’ with a flourish as life with kids at home is just so much easier when the sun shines!

I suppose I should say I hope you all had a well deserved break but we all know that having them at home for an extended period can drain the most sa...

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Summer 2016

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So the summer is just about here and it’s countdown mode to the holidays. If you’re in a state of panic as to how you’re going to fill the days, don’t worry we have plenty of suggestions and they needn’t break the bank. It’s a case of planning carefully and you’ll be amazed how much you can entertain everyone on a budget – let’s hope...