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10 Things to do around London after lockdown

Nov 03 2020

Life right now is not normal.

With sweeping lockdowns set to kick in throughout the United Kingdom later this week, much of the country is looking forward to the day where the lockdown will once again lift.

Whispers of a COVID-19 vaccine are circulating throughout the world, giving us hope of a new world of normalcy.

Travel and tourism have halted worldwide, as has domestic travel. Activities we once took for granted are now a luxury as our homes have become our offices, restaurants, entertainment venues, and nights out (or, in, I suppose).

In anticipation for the day in the (hopefully) not-so-distant future when the lockdown lifts, here are 10 things to do in and around London once the UK gets back up and running: 

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Bringing alive the magic of storytelling this Christmas with tonies®

Nov 03 2020

As children are spending a greater amount of time at home due to current restrictions throughout the UK, the Toniebox offers playful, imaginative storytelling and learning, giving parents a much needed break when they want it.

With many children unable to go to nurseries and playgroups, parents now have the opportunity of re-creating the fun of a classroom this autumn with Tonies and a Toniebox. This screen-free, educational portable device plays music and tells stories through hand-painted, magnetic figurines called ‘Tonies’ that are placed on top. There are over 60 Tonies figurines to collect and enjoy listening to. tonies® make storytelling come alive.

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Film review: Roald Dahl’s The Witches

Oct 31 2020

It’s always risky to adapt a Roald Dahl’s novel to the big screen because we all have individual memories of his stories that we treasure. I have rarely liked any Roald Dahl’s adaptations – with the exception of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp – but Roald Dahl’s The Witches starring Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch is well made and captivating. The special effects somehow flow smoothly and you feel transported into Roald Dahl‘s world of these evil creatures that persecute children all around the world.

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Pumpkin pitfalls: 5 recycling ideas for your Jack-O-Lantern this Halloween

Oct 30 2020

While making a Jack-O-Lantern might be a great Halloween tradition, research shows only a third of people who buy a pumpkin to carve actually cook with it.

Worse still, the UK bins an average of 8 million pumpkins every year. This adds up to the equivalent of enough pumpkin pie to feed the entire nation.

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Tate Britain exhibition review: Turner’s Modern World 28 October 2020 – 7 March 2021

Oct 28 2020

A new landmark exhibition dedicated to JMW Turner (1775-1851) at Tate Britain called Turner’s Modern World explores what it meant to be a modern artist during his lifetime. Personally I believe that Turner is one of the most innovative artists of all time, ahead of his time and crucial to the inspiration of Impressionists and other artistic movements that started a century after he created some of his most famous artwork. Turner’s Modern World is absolutely unmissable for anybody including children of all ages. 

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