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Ice Adventure storms into the Midlands

SEA LIFE Centre BirminghamThe chill of the Antarctic is heading for the Midlands – bringing with it an adorable colony of waddling penguins, which are set to create a frenzy at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham.

The brand new Penguin Ice Adventure will be opening at the popular under-water attraction in time for the Easter holidays in 2014 and will give visitors a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with a colony of Gentoo Penguins.

Offering a real insight into the lives and quirky habits of the Gentoo, Penguin Ice Adventure takes visitors on an expedition into the rarely seen Antarctic landscape where they can marvel at the cheeky antics of these endearing birds from multiple viewing platforms as they dive beneath the freezing waters and play in their icy home.

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Tips for Christmas Kids Parties

kids party meal boxesChristmas is a busy time for us grown ups with Christmas shopping to do, presents to wrap and more cooking than is legally allowed for a festive celebration.  On top of that there are also the kids to consider and usually they want some sort of kids party with all their friends to celebrate the end of term and the start of the holidays…(you on the other hand would like a large gin and a bottle of Prozac to get through this).

As if you don’t have enough to do you now have to come up with a plethora of ‘innovative and quirky’ kids party ideas that will placate the kids, amuse the parents and give you some mum points on the ever competitive party scoreboard.

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Moving Your Child To a Double Bed

moving your child into a double bedMiss Roo has been in her single cabin bed for some time now and to be honest loved moving into her big bed when she hit four, she sleeps soundly every night and I can see it being a long time before she’s ready to move up into a double.  Friends though already have their kids in a double bed so just when is it practical to upgrade my child’s bed from a single to a double?

A child’s bedroom is often a jumble of books, toys and clothes. Many of these objects spill from the realms of a single bed, often leaving little room to sleep.

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Fitflop Ballerina Wedges

Fitflop Ballerina WedgesAs much as I adore sky-scraper heels the reality is that they are massively impractical for anything other than lying on my chaise-long on whilst my minions peels me grapes….oh sorry that’s just one of my dreams this week, back to reality. 

Seriously though high-heels don’t mix with small children, school runs or mad dashes round Waitrose when you realise you’ve not got anything for tea.  In reality what works are flat ballet shoes or wedges.  So imagine my delight when I found that the clever team at Fitflop had combined two of my favourite shoe style and created ballerina wedges!

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Baylis & Harding Christmas Goodies

Baylis & Harding reviewRegular readers of my blog will know that I am a BIG fan of the gorgeous toiletries and spa products from Baylis & Harding.  They do what they do so well.  Beautifully packaged gift sets at a great price that look awesome when guests come round and snoop in your downstairs loo!

So I was super eager to test out their new range of Christmas goodies as part of their autumn and winter collection as my skin was in need of a bit of TLC.  There are so many gorgeous new products in the range this year it was pretty tough choosing some to review and the new Beauticology products were pretty hard to resist, but in the end I plumped for the following items from the new Baylis & Harding Christmas collection.

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