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DUE IN EARLY MARCH? Great opportunity and prizes for a London mum-to-be

Mar 02 2015


We’re a BAFTA nominated team of new mums working with Bare Films to make a warm short film celebrating the arrival of babies born over the course of one day.

We’re looking for a London mum-to-be due in the next few days and happy to let us capture on camera a few special moments on the day your baby is born. The filming will not be intrusive and `the footage will NOT be broadcast or used in the final film.

To say thank you to anyone who takes part, you can keep a copy of the professional footage and images we capture and we will be providing a supply of nappies to see you through the new born days.

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Win 1 of 5 full bundles of all 10 World Book Day £1 books

Feb 26 2015
World Book Day £1 books 2015 collage

With only one week to go until World Book Day on 5th March 2015, we thought we’d celebrate with a competition! Five lucky readers are in for a chance to win a set of the specially commissioned World Book Day £1 books – which include Jonny Duddle’s A Pirate’s Guide to Landlubbing and Steven Butler’s Dennis the Menace: World Menace Day. Now in its 18th year, World Book Day is the biggest annual celebration of reading for children, and the £1 books are a yearly showcase of some of the bestselling writing and illustrating talent. As part of this, children across the country are given £1 National Book Tokens which they can use to claim their World Book Day title in bookshops across the country from 2nd March 2015.

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Travel with kids: Roadtrip to France

Feb 25 2015
Shaun the Sheep goes to France collage

If you feel adventurous during a half term / school holiday you can take the kids on a roadtrip to France. Without much planning we decided to go skiing and sledding for a couple of days on the Mont Blanc on the French side with a few stops along the way. It’s 1000 km one way and you can get there in 15 hours with no stops.

However with young children (Diego is 8) this is unthinkable and a more traditional road trip is recommend. It is a bit too much but quite adventurous and worth doing once in a blue moon. After all it is 2000 km journey in total in just 6 days.

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Mackintosh architecture FREE exhibition inspire kids’ own Lego bricks houses

Feb 24 2015
Mackintosh architecture inspired Lego Friends houses collage

During a Lego event held at the British Institute of British Architects (RIBA) over half term, while my son and other children from the London Mums’ Kids Club were busy creating Lego Friends inspired houses, I visited the FREE Mackintosh exhibition.

Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) is famous for being a modernist, symbolist and an exponent of Art Nouveau.

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Win 1 of 5 copies of James Patterson’s bestselling Funny series, I Totally Funniest

Feb 23 2015
james patterson totally funniest

The brand new book in James Patterson’s bestselling I Funny series, I Totally Funniest, is out this month and we have five copies to giveaway.

Jamie Grimm is back and better than ever. Finding himself one step closer to his dream of being the best kid comic in the world, Jamie faces his biggest challenge yet.

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