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Snuggly, sleepy, SLPY review

I am a Northern lass through and through, but am not the hardiest of types. I’m what’s known in Yorkshire as nesh – that’s to say, I’m not good with the cold; soft, if you prefer. As a teenager going…

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Old El Paso – a new staple in our house

“100% yumminess” is how Mimi described Old El Paso‘s Warming Paprika and Herbs casserole mix. The packet was part of a pack of goodies which Old El Paso kindly sent us to review. We are excited to be going to…

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Aldi special buys – base layer basics

I’ve said before that I’m a cold person, so when I was offered the opportunity to review a base layer from Aldi’s special buys range I jumped at the chance. You can never have too many layers in my view.…

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Wet or dry, it’s a very useful bag

My packing is usually full of carrier bags. I know that sounds a bit odd, but they’re useful, you know? Dirty clothes. Shoes. Stuff you don’t want to leak. Wet umbrellas, wet swimming costumes, carrier bags serve a purpose. But…

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It’s not the bloody tent that needs protecting…

As regular readers of ‘The Wife’s’ blog will know we’re not normally (make that never) blessed with dry weather during our camping trips. Rain had been the order of the day when we visited  Wales earlier in the year. Just…

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Legoland Windsor hotel – put it on your bucket list

In the beginning was a dragon, which loomed over us and snorted smoke from his nostrils. He was as big as a house. No, bigger! And he sat in his own tower, keeping watch. No, I’m not delusional. That really…

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A world of choice with Zalando

You probably haven’t heard of Zalando, but I’m willing to bet you soon will have. It’s an online shopping site which is just branching out in the UK. I believe it’s been big in Germany and other European countries, but…

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Plas Farm Caravan Park – a review

Don’t be put off by the name of this site – Plas Farm Caravan Park – there is more than enough provision for those of us who choose to be under canvas rather than in tin. Arriving at the site…

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Callow Top – a reluctant camper’s review

When I was persuaded 12 months ago that we were going to become a camping family I had pictures in my head of little fields and basic amenities. I was really quite pleased that this is definitely not Callow Top,…

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Found – the answer to fast-growing kids

The only wish I have for my children, Mimi especially, is that she is able to shop in the normal section of clothes shops rather than the petite one. Okay, maybe it’s not the only wish, but being short on…

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