Category: Review

How you were born by Monica Calaf & Mikel Fuentes

How you were born is a beautiful book, covering a fascinating subject matter.  The whole family really loved it, and it has opened up lots of very important conversations.  As well as some giggles and cuddles. When the publisher, Pinter and Martin asked me to review this for them, I jumped at the chance because one of my ‘things’ is to be scrupulously honest about biology with my children.  We’ll never have ‘that’ conversation, as it has been an ongoing dialogue since the girls were very young. I really disapprove of keeping secrets about biology, love and sex, and...

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The Curry Leaf Cafe, Brighton – a review

Even though its our ‘ten weeks of thrift’, we allowed ourselves a night out last night to celebrate Damian’s 39th Birthday.  Quite how we both got this old, I don’t know, but here we are. I first spotted the Curry Leaf when I saw a their kids menu on twitter.  I like my children to try lots of foods and flavours, but have a fussy one, and the kids menu looks interesting but not too challenging.  Which covers all bases for us!  I envisaged we would go with the kids, so it was a fantastic treat to be there on our...

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Up and Down

We did one of our favourite things yesterday courtesy of GaGa Theatre who sent me a family ticket for Up and Down. K is a big fan of Lost and Found (or the boy and the penguin as she calls it), so was as keen as mustard to see the show.  B is nearly 6 and felt it was a bit young for her but secretly enjoyed it and joined in. The show is pitched at younger children. Perfect for preschoolers. It was interactive, including a nice right-across-the-audience parachute sequence and bits where the Boy and the Penguin came...

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Signor Baffo at the Komedia this afternoon

We were thrilled to be invited this week to see Signor Baffo. We love the theatre and have always taken the girls, since they were very little. However, we haven’t been in a little while so this was a super treat! The show was a gentle knock-about comedy, introducing punning and lots of physical comedy. Perfect for children of my girl’s ages (four and five). Signor Baffo is the dotty washer-upper at Figaro’s restaurant, but when Figaro is ill, he steps uninvited into the head chef’s shoes (and oven gloves) with very messy consequences. We all thoroughly enjoyed it, and some of the kids (not my shy ones), got to get up and join in. This was a great fun, sweet and enjoyable show with lots of messy silliness. Perfect for a rainy afternoon.   Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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A Holiday at Rockley Park in Poole. #TWTWC

What a wonderful week off we all had. My husband was off work for the week and we went to a caravan park on the Dorset Coast with the girls and my MIL.  We saw my 91-year-old Granny, the girl’s Papa (my Dad), and lots of aunties, uncles and cousins.  (Both my own and the girl’s). We played on the beach and walked nature trails.  We stroked a slow-worm and made sand castles. Back in Brighton, we bought Dr Martens for school and superhero tees for after. We also went back to Soup Noodles on West street for our...

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As well as writing about my 40's, I run Do Stuff U Love.  It's a small business, helping other small businesses in Brighton, Hove and Worthing to manage websites, blogs and social media


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Support Zero Waste Week at the same time as stocking up on these lovely giclee prints (I'm thinking Christmas pressies) by my talented friend, Zoe who blogs over at ecothriftyliving.
For each print sold in September 2017, Zoe is donating £2

Zoe’s Zen Art for Zero Waste week

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