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Save 33% at Toby Carvery

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Save 33% at Toby Carvery

Save 33% at Toby Carvery We use our local Toby Carvery quite often and using our AA membership card have always got a useful 20% off. However last week we were made aware of the Toby Carvery App that gives you an impressive 33% off when you spend over £15 on food. The only downside is that it’s not available on Sunday. But it does give you other benefits like sporadic free desserts and the like so it’s worthwhile. Just download the app, for free and show the waiter the code and it comes straight off your bill. It’s really...

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Free books to download

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Free books to download

Did you know that by using a clever app you can download library books and audio books for free? It’s been possible for some time using a service called Overdrive but in all honesty it’s not been hugely user friendly. I consider myself to be moderately tech savvy and I have to admit whenever I’ve used it I’ve scratched my head trying to remember how. I have always persevered though because the audio books in particular are great for long journeys, the last one we had on a 4 hour-that-turned-into-an-8-hour trip to...

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Name tags review

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in House & Home Reviews, Making Mum’s Life Easier, Review Zone | 0 comments

Name tags review

Well there’s nothing like being prepared and with the summer holidays fast approaching, it’ll be back to school and its associated panic of uniform buying and shoe-gate, trainer-gate and got to have the right school bag-gate. Even though everything may well be named, the chances are you still won’t get your lost items back in a hurry – half way through his first year in secondary school my son lost his whole PE kit, yes the whole kit which was even, at the request of school, embroidered with his inititals in gold...

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Create great product shots for your website

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Create great product shots for your website

  Create great product shots for your website Good product shots of items will increase sales. Using a professional photographer will give you professional, crisp shots that will enhance the look of the product, however if you don’t have the budget to spend, Sara Moseley takes us through how to photograph great product shots inexpensively. The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry! But it only takes a few seconds to become one, and it's free (mostly). JOIN OR UPGRADE HERE!    ...

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How to make a recycled monster

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How to make a recycled monster

How to make a recycled monster 1. Create your Pattern First you will need to create a pattern for your monster. Either draw one yourself or ask your children to draw you one. If you get your children to draw one you may have to adapt it by making it bigger or simplifying it. This picture shows how I adapted a drawing by one of my children (on the left) into a design I could use (shown on the right). Transfer your pattern to newspaper or dressmakers pattern paper. 2. Cut out and Sew Together If you are using a piece of fabric then fold it in...

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5 tips for teaching kids about finance

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5 tips for teaching kids about finance

Teaching kids about finance Money can be a difficult subject in any situation as it’s often associated with headaches for various reasons from paying the mortgage, energy bills, council tax, to putting fuel in your car….  so it’s the last thing we want to talk to our kids about. Our children learn all about English, Science, art and Maths but how much does algebra or calculating the area of a trapezium help for future day to day issues? At some point in their adult life they will have to make financial decisions, so giving them skills as a...

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Christmas Card recycling

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Christmas Card recycling

Christmas Card recycling Every year we love to both give and receive christmas cards, but with the rise of technology there are clearly fewer cards being sent year on year. Technology is brilliant and has revolutionised our lives but a digital card just doesn’t look the same hanging off the mantelpiece does it?! So each year, and I admit it is a challenge, I suggest/ask/encourage/browbeat/insist/threaten my little one to lovingly make our own cards. 🙂 But it’s not easy at all because with iplayer, youtube and minecraft all vying...

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What type of mum are you?

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What type of mum are you?

What type of mum are you? Do you remember the mum salary quiz we told you about a few months ago where you find out how much you actually earn? We loved it so much that we’ve found another for you! It’s call “What type of mum” and it aims to tell you the type of mum you are by examining your responses and reactions to a set of given circumstances, and matching your personality to the characteristic mum you relate to most. We’ve all observed, admired or even envied other mums in the playground or assemblies, so we appreciate...

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DodoPad Academic diaries for work and school

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in DIY Marketing, House & Home Reviews, Review Zone | 0 comments

DodoPad Academic diaries for work and school

End of school gift idea for teacher! The end of the school year is upon us when, as parents, historically we tend to club together to give the class teacher and class assistant high street vouchers to spend but for us this year, it’s the final days of year 6 – the end of an era, and come September it’s secondary school – a whole new school for us. Saying goodbye to primary school is really quite difficult; no more class assemblies, birthday assemblies that go on for days, rained off sports days, school fairs, christmas...

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Interactive festival map

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Interactive festival map

Interactive festival map Festivals have become a staple item in our summer holiday activities, there’s nothing like getting out in the great outdoors, in a tent surrounded by both old and new friends and enjoying the activities that the festival organisers can throw at us, from the main stage musical events to the smaller quirky games and stalls and of course the food. Festivals have come on so much in the past few years, we once instantly thought of Glastonbury with its mud and misery! But that’s not your only choice now, festivals are...

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