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Making memories last - a real jar of hearts

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When I told my 9 year old it was time to bring down the decorations she also looked sad. I asked why she was unhappy and her reply was simply “I love Christmas”. I totally get it. I know she doesn’t just mean Christmas Day and getting presents from Father Christmas. What she loves, like me, is the build up to Christmas - I see it from the glow on her face for the whole of December. The Christmas Fair at school, the nativities, the decorations, the singing, the time with close friends and family and the extra treats like ice-skating after school or hot chocolate at the Christmas market. So when the decorations come down this signifies the end of these festivities. The house feels empty and the excitement is over.

Hmmph. We could continue down this track or, as we decided, we could turn it around …

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Sweet Shop Horrors

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Yesterday I visited a lovely, old-fashioned sweet shop. It was delightful, bringing back memories of childhood with the glimpse of a wrapper, a colour, a pattern and a smell ..... then it happened. I spotted something so heinous, it dragged me right out of my vintage haze and sent me hurtling back to 2019 like I was sitting up front in the De Lorean ...

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Unicorns Vs Mermaids

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Bring it on! I can’t believe this showdown hasn’t already happened in a Hollywood blockbuster or even in actual, real, life. The Mighty Unicorn vs the Magnificent Mermaid. All hair flowing, muscles pulsing, every colour under the rainbow coming together in a powerful clash of power, strength and beauty. Which one would pull it out the bag to be the ultimate, mystical, magical champion of the world?

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Rain. Just what to do?

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I still have vivid memories of rain, as a kid. Watching dribbles of water coming down the windows - in the car, at school or out of my bedroom window. It was cold, it was wet and it was SOOOO boring. 

However, lucky for you, we have some suggestions of easy activities to see you all through, until the sun shines again and drys enough to allow conker hunting, autumn bike rides and of course, visits to the park ...

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The Crazy Bee Guide to Surviving the Summer Holidays

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Schools out for summer! They are here at last, the summer holidays have begun. Is the warm weather going to stay? Or is it going to rain from the day we break up? We’re all glad that term is over but now …. how am I actually going to entertain the children for 6 weeks!?! To help you, and maintain our own sanity, we’ve come up with a few Crazy Bee survival tactics: 1. Be prepared!  We all know kids hate shopping. Make sure your fridge is well stocked with food for picnics, snacks and of course, wine. Stock up...

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