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HOBBYCRAFT ANNOUNCES NATIONAL KIDS COMPETITION

This month, Hobbycraft the UK’s largest craft retailer has launched a national competition to create a Mini Makers Panel. The panel will be sent products to test and review before they hit the shelves and will be encouraged to share their feedback with Hobbycraft.

The feedback of the panel and their makes will be showcased on the Hobbycraft blog and social media channels.

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Thank You Gifts from intu Chapelfield

With the end of term and those long summer holidays getting ever closer, will you be getting any Thank You gifts for the teachers and support staff? If you are intu Chapelfield has so many great shops that you can get some fab gifts from for £5 or less. I went shopping to see what I could find.

Thank you gifts from intu Chapelfield
intu Chapelfield

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Feeling Calm #71

For my birthday last year I was given a great book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

This has been a busy, busy week. It shows no sign of stopping. But for all the stress and organisational hell there have been a lot of really great moments.

So here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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This Plus That Equals…. A Balancing Act

This plus that equals…. a balancing act

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about the balancing act that is my life.

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5 Things I Find Stressful About Holidays

I love a good holiday, but there are certainly elements I find very stressful, so I use Rescue Remedy.

Travelling with Rescue
Life can be an adventure

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Finding our Inner Child with Camping in the Forest

Camping in the Forest recently conducted a survey and found that 48% of parents said they miss the lack of responsibility which came with being a child and 37% of parents worry their children are too wrapped up in technology. So we spent the weekend with them at their Holmsley site the New Forest camping and unleashing our inner child.

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Feeling Calm #70

For my birthday last year I was given a great book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

The biggest highlight from this week has been camping. Great people. Beautiful location. Fab weather. We’ll be doing it again.

So here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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WIN A THREE-NIGHT CAMPING GETAWAY THIS SUMMER

Enter our travel competition for the chance to get away from the daily grind and experience three nights of back-to-basics fun this summer with Camping in the Forest!

In a recent survey* carried out by Camping in the Forest, figures revealed over a third (35%) of us would like to return to the care-free days of being eight years old. Not only that, 19% of us miss camping holidays the most when it comes to the things we miss about our childhoods.

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Win a Great Pickles and the Pictures Prize

Pickles and the Pictures

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As you are all aware over the weekend we heard about the sad passing of Barry Norman. 

I’d had this competition planned for some time and it was all pre written and scheduled to go. I was away over the weekend with very limited connection and didn’t actually hear the news until you guys started to comment on this post. 

In any other circumstance I would have of course cancelled the competition, but as I was away I couldn’t. I certainly don’t want those who have entered to be at a disadvantage. So after some discussion we have decided to carry on with it. 

I certainly don’t want to seem insensitive and I whole heartedly apologise to anyone who is upset by this. It is not my intention. 

I would ask that any comments are kept in their current, beautiful, thoughtful vain.

On a personal note I would like to say just how sad I was to find out about Barry Norman’s passing and I know he will have left a lasting legacy. I can’t quite formulate the words I want to about this. So I shall leave it at that.

Briony x


Barry Norman is a veteran of the film world as a renown British film critic, writer and media personality. He is best known for presenting Film …. on BBC One and is the programme’s longest-running host.  Another of Barry’s achievements, is recreating a Victorian family recipe for traditional pickled onions, and this year marks 10 years since he first launched his range of Hot & Spicy Premium Pickled Onions.

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Safety First with Bridgestone Driveguard

Last week I was lucky enough to go to a great event hosted by Bridgestone to see just what a difference their Driveguard Tyres could make in an emergency.

Bridgestone Driveguard
Chateau Impney, our venue for the day

I was blown away.

The main point of Driveguard Tyres is that they are Run Flats, so if  you get a puncture you can carry on driving. With Driveguard Tyres you can actually drive for 50 miles at a maximum 50 mph. 

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