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Laundry tips for time-deprived parents

Mar 28 2019

I have always wondered how much laundry other parents do because in my household I end up running the washing machine at least four times a week. My son has PE at secondary school three times during a school week, plus tennis, football training so a lot of sporting kit has to be washed on top of the uniform – a 12 year old boy sweats a lot! Add to that my own sports’ clothing (for fencing and football) and all the extra clothes I like changing all the time (wink), I often find myself overwhelmed by the laundry duties. That without including the hanging of the clothes afterwards (because let’s face it, the dryer is terrible and leaves the clothes badly wrinkled) as well as putting the things back in the drawers. Phfew! Now you see what I mean… 

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Five Tips for Buying the Perfect Prom Dress for Your Daughter

Mar 27 2019

One of the biggest moments in a teenage girl’s life is her prom. It is a coming of age ritual for many girls, and a moment for them to show off and have a memorable evening with their friends. You want her to look good without spending a fortune, and she wants to look great, feel comfortable, and not look like everyone else. This is why you need to have a plan of action to make sure that both of you will be happy. Here are five tips for buying the perfect prom dress for your daughter. 

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The Big Spring Clean: How to clean your appliances

Mar 27 2019
I love Spring and somehow every year during this season I feel the urge to deep Spring clean my house. I keep writing new blogs about it because ultimately I enjoy cleaning. Here I am sharing simple tips along with a practical visual including hacks and tricks to clean your appliances. 

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Film review: Tim Burton’s & Disney’s Dumbo

Mar 26 2019

Dumbo is the perfect live action feel-good family movie for the forthcoming Easter holidays. 

It feels like a good old-fashioned Disney film including all ingredients that we all love about the classic animations plus great new live-action features. And Dumbo is irresistible with his big sweet eyes and ears. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch this incredible Tim Burton‘s movie in cinemas when it is released on 29 March. Check out why London Mums and Kids Club highly recommend it here. 

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Talking to UB40 Jimmy Brown about his 40-year music career: ‘Reggae chose us more than we chose reggae’  

Mar 22 2019

Who hasn’t danced on a UB40 tune during a hot Summer party filled with reggae music? We all have such memories … even if they are distant ones. To bring them up, I recently had chatted to UB40 historic drummer Jimmy Brown about his 40-year music career. Jimmy is an absolute joy and in this lovely interview he tells me all their plans for the 40th anniversary tour and explains why Reggae chose UB40 more than they chose reggae.  

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