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What’s the latest fad amongst the kids? Need help in choosing schools. Are your children fussy eaters. All these topics and more will be covered in this news section. The latest links to the best sites to help with problems will be found her, along with great suggestions for days out etc.

Saronti wins awards

So we have been pretty quiet since the Xmas rush, but it's nothing to do with expanding waistlines or post chrimble blues. We have been busy getting ready for 2015, with loads of new ideas, products and even the odd book or two!!! (more…)


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100 years of Ladybird books

Today marks the 100 year anniversary of Ladybird Books.  I learned to read with Peter and Jane, and I taught my children and then my Grandson to read with the same. Even though the books, now seem very dated, I still love to turn the pages and read ; (more…)


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Ice Rinks open for Christmas Season

I'm not personally a fan of Ice Skating- I tend to hang onto the edge and tiptoe round the ice like I'm teetering on the edge of a precipice. My children and their friends absolutely love it though and for some reason it's even more exciting (for them) at Christmas time. So every year, I plaster the false smile on my face, add layer on layer of buffering clothing and head off to some rink to make a fool of myself. (more…)


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Keep safe on Bonfire Night.

Tonight, wherever you celebrate and whatever you do there are a few safety guidelines you MUST follow:- Fireworks Safety Guide - as set out by RoSPA (Royal Society of Prevention of Accidents) (more…)


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Remember Remember the 5th of November

Following the Gunpowder Plot of November 5, 1605 when Guy Fawkes and 12 conspirators planned to blow up Parliament and kill King James II, Bonfire Night has remained an annual celebration for more than 400 years . Fawkes was arrested while guarding the explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. (more…)


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News from around the world

Pop star finds spider living in her ear- Katie Melua kept hearing a strange rustling in her ear and was horrified when after a visit to the doctors she was told a spider had taken up residence there. (more…)


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10 Fuel Saving Tips

As, (dare I say it) Christmas is approaching we are all looking to tighten our belts and although petrol prices are down around 2p a litre, there are still ways you can save on your fuel consumption:- (more…)


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The Origins of Halloween

The word Halloween is short for All Hallows' Evening also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve. It falls on the night of October 31 and it is traditionally celebrated with trick-or-treating, costume parties, bonfires, visiting 'haunted houses' and carving jack-o-lanterns from pumpkins. The tradition began from the Irish and Scottish Immigrants who carried it over to North America in the nineteenth century. United Kingdom and other western countries joined the scary bandwagon in the late twentieth century. (more…)


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Ball of Snakes- and other news..

World's Largest gathering of snakes. Every year in a cave in Canada 75,000 ( yes you heard it correctly- 75000) Snakes will gather and form balls of up to 100 male red sided garter snakes all trying out their chat up lines on one lucky lady.  Forming a hot writhing ball of frenzy the female snake attempts to get out of the pit, avoiding the advances of the 'hot to mate' males. Lucky Couple Find Buried Treasure (more…)


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Kick out the Monday Blues with funny old news

Fancy Dress Crimestoppers The Police in Devon and Cornwall have been fighting odd cases of crime lately. Over 31 cases of crimes by people in fancy dress have been committed, including a drunken Jesus and a brawling Sherlock Holmes. (more…)


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News from around the world

Here we bring you a few of the most exciting and interesting stories from around the world which are currently circulating. (more…)


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School curriculum changes

Changes in the school curriculum are being made for primary school pupils, aged five to 11, and secondary schools pupils up to the age of 14. Further changes for secondary pupils aged 15-16 will be introduced in September 2015. These changes are being made to thin out the bulk content of the curriculum in almost all subjects, excluding English, maths and science. (more…)


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The YoYo World Champion

Gentry Stein displays his flawless winning performance at the 2014 World Yo-yo Contest in Prague, earlier this month. The 18-year-old American executed a mind blowing three minute techno-inspired routine in front of more than a thousand yo-yo fans to take home the World title. Stein, defeated 200 contestants from more than 30 countries to become the first American to win the championship in six years.     (more…)


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Weird and wonderful news stories

Professor of Chocolate wanted Cambridge are seeking a researcher whose task will be stopping chocolate melting in warm climates by studying the ‘fundamentals of heat-stable chocolate.’ (more…)


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Why choose personalised ?

Buying a gift can be a bit of a competition, we strive to better the last one, make ours more memorable, get something no-one else has got before. Over the past few years we've seen the introduction of the Hot Air Balloon rides, the Drive a Super Car round a racing track, Bungee Jump from Tower Bridge (more…)


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Saronti opens up their books to football clubs

Saronti opens up their books to football clubs. The brand new Football Club personalised book includes all the soccer players, plus the manager and coach in a nail biting cup final match. See the thrills and spills of Sunday League / Mid-week football brought to life in a full colour book. Featuring the players names and faces, team logo and colours, this book breaks the mold of personalisation. A great memento and wonderful end of season or Christmas gift.


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