Children’s parties can often be feared by grown ups, nightmares of a bunch of children charging about your house and worrying about tears from the birthday child as their friends ransack their toy collection. Parties needn’t be stressful, they should be fun for both the children and the adults. Over the past ten years I have been to thousands of children’s parties and have tested out for myself what works well and have learned the hard way what really doesn’t.
You may or may not be aware that I love FENCING as a sport. I started practising sword fighting 2 years ago at the ‘young’ age of 40. What I love the most about this sport is that you can keep practising it until you are very old as it is not aerobic hence not hard on your heart.
Between weddings, official visits, speeches and the Diamond Jubilee, the Royal Family are a busy bunch. But spare a thought for their dopplegangers who, since Kate and Wills tied the knot, have experienced their busiest year ever.
To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we’ve teamed up with teatime favourite Birds Eye to send you and your family on a day out to remember at the Jubilee Family Festival in London’s Hyde Park on Sunday 3rd June 2012.
Action for Children called on locals in London to get creative with artist Scott Walker to support some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the area. People of all ages were encouraged to help the artist draw a giant canvas representing the shortage of nearly 9,000 foster carers across the UK at The Mall Shopping Centre in Wood Green on 26 May 2012.