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    In 1975 a film was made that captured my imagination as a tot. It was Disney’s One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing and from the…

    Roarsome fun for all the family with dino mini-golf

    Like many parents, I’ve a competitive streak and want Cyrus to be the next best thing at something. The challenge has been finding which sport…

    My 100-day workout challenge

    I’m on Day 22 of my 100-Day Workout Challenge and it took a lot this morning to drag myself to #myhappyplace for a spot of…

    16 handbag essentials for the working mum of a toddler

    It’s fair to say that life since I became a new mum over 40 has changed and so have the contents of my bag. Gone…

    Why my love of poetry and Persia goes hand in hand

    I’ve always been a big fan of creative writing and poetry and that’s why I was delighted to receive a gift from Bloodaxe Books in…

    Mummy guilt, it comes with the day job

    I’m having a rare day off (to myself) and I am already feeling guilty. I know I need to let go of perfection, but this…

    Where can I take my toddler on a rainy day in Newcastle?

    There’s nothing like an unexpected downpour to ruin a family day out during Bank Holiday weekend. Luckily, there is still plenty to do in Newcastle…