Friday, 2 December 2016

Top Tips for the Theatre With Kids

Heading to the theatre at Christmas can be a tradition for some families and a daunting experience for others. We absolutely adore the theatre, we go and see everything from musicals to plays and comedies. And with Max going to Stagewise weekly, we are definitely a theatre family. 

Speaking with lots of parents, I know that many are put off the idea of going to the theatre with their kids due to reasons such as behaviour, costs and for some it's just a new experience that they are unsure of. Whilst some parents are unsure, I think that Christmas is the perfect time to introduce your children to the theatre, and I've got a few top tips to make the experience as great as possible. 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Now You Are Six

"When I was one, I had just begun.
When I was two, I was nearly new.
When I was three, I was hardly me.
When I was four, I was not much more.
When I was five, I was just alive.
But now I am six, I'm as clever as clever.
So I think I'll be six
now and forever." - A.A Milne 

I can hardly believe that 6 years ago I was in labour with Max. That the 1st December would change our lives in such a wonderful and magical way. It feels like only yesterday, but also feels like Max has been here forever. I am so proud and amazed to see this beautiful and intelligent boy grow in front of my eyes. A caring and creative child that is full of energy. 

Happy birthday Max. I love you to the moon and back. 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

#GiftOfGiving This Christmas

Christmas is a time of year that we get to cherish and treat our loved ones. That we can spend quality time with friends and family and truly appreciate the gift of giving. Working in retail, we don't get much time to spend with family, so what time we do have we try and make it that bit more special. This Christmas, Fenetic Wellbeing who provide customers with healthcare and mobility products to suit their needs, challenged me to think outside the box and treat a loved one to something that they would love but never buy themselves or ask for. I went one (well two) further and treated three people.