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Win Tickets to Magic Summer Live

There’s loads of amazing family friendly music festivals happening this year and I am delighted to be able to offer one lucky winner a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) to attend a day of their choice at Magic Summer Live.  Read on to find out more about the festival and how you can enter.  I am looking forward to going with Roo and Daddy E but will probably feel really old when I start singing along to most of the acts I grew up with and loved!

Magic Summer Live is shaping up to be THE weekend of the summer calendar, the on site activity has just been announced for Magic Summer Live 2013. Not only will visitors enjoy spectacular music performances from world famous headliners Bryan Adams and Jamiroquai but the event, which is taking place in Guildford’s Stoke Park on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July, will also play host to a huge array of fun for all the family. Tickets are on sale NOW and available at www.magicsummerlive.co.uk

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Four Top Holiday Destinations for Kids

family holidays florida  - guest blog postTaking a holiday should be a fun occasion, which brings the family together for some much needed quality time. The reality of travelling with kids, however, means that there needs to be more than a little something to keep them entertained.

Therefore, if you’re taking a family vacation this year, here are the top four holiday destinations for kids.

  • Florida

Home to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Florida is teeming with entertainment opportunities, suitable for children of all ages.

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Money and pensions: planning for the future

pensions and planning for the future - guest blog postLet’s face it pensions and planning for the future are not exciting things.  I don’t currently pay into a pension, I know I should  but the whole thing confuses me and at 35 I keep thinking I’ve got a long way to go.  I get paperwork for the pensions I do have and they come in dull brown envelopes with official looking letterheads inside.  If pension companies sent me information in sparkly glitter envelopes I’d be more inclined to open and read it but I highly doubt this will change.  Then there’s the confusing jargon they use in letters.  Most days I struggle to remember whether Roo requires a PE kit or a book bag so asking me to anticipate what my expected annual income may be when I retire is seriously pushing the limits of my already taxed brain.

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How to Make the Most of your Family Holiday in France

holidays in france - guest blog postBooking holidays abroad can be expensive, so if you’re taking a summer holiday to France this year make sure you get the most out of your trip with these top tips on how to have a great family holiday in France.

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Language

Young children pick up languages a lot faster than adults, so if you’re travelling to France, start teaching your children a bit of French before you go. That way they can practice the language while they’re there and have fun ordering in restaurants or buying things in shops. Your kids could end up fluent before you know it, which could help them in later life.

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Seriously Cool Baby Buggies

choosing the perfect baby buggy - uk mummy bloggerWhen you have a baby one of the biggest purchasing decisions you make as a parent is what buggy to buy.  I know when I was pregnant with Miss Roo I longed for something that looked beautiful, was brightly coloured and I was lured towards the Bugaboo but unfortunately just couldn’t afford one.  In the end I ended up with a Mamas & Papas system that was too bulky, too heavy, didn’t fit in my car and was sold within 6 months.  In reality it was a really bad purchase and I wished that I’d taken more time to look at my options.  I have  bought 6 pushchairs and buggies with Miss Roo and am glad we’re well past this stage as they are an expensive mistake if you get it wrong!

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