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    The Virus and Us – Furlough

    I’m losing track of dates, days and where we are in our virus journey. It’s not because time is passing quickly. I think I’m not counting the days. Not keeping track is helping. There are so many things that I could write about the virus and us but I think the biggest update is the furlough. Darren went back to work after his non-Disney trip week off. His bosses contacted him on the last day of his holiday. He had to agree that, because of the virus, his hours and shift could change at very short notice. The company also had to start considering the furlough scheme. They were asking…

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    Siblings

    Siblings March 2020

    Well, March was the month that everything changed! As a family, we had been watching the spread of the coronavirus since January. March was going to be the month to celebrate my 40th birthday in Disneyland Pairs. Day by day we watched as Disneyland Paris started slowing everything down as France went into lockdown. We knew we would be headed in the same direction. Life has really changed and lots of our family plans have been cancelled but this is our siblings in March 2020. This month has been about staying home, keeping safe and protecting the NHS. Before the country went into its strict lockdown we took the children…

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    Learning to Code With Bunnies – Coding Critters REVIEW

    In our age of technology, I see coding as an important skill to learn. I have always wanted to introduce a coding toy to the children but I have never found the right one. Learning Resources make a lovely range of different coding toys. They make a range called the Coding Critters that include dogs, cats and dinosaurs. They have added bunnies to the collection and they sent Little E a set as an early Easter gift. *This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Coding Critters Bopper, Hip & Hop This Learning Resources Coding Critters set contains 22 pieces. The playful bunnies help…

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    Schleich Eldrador Creatures REVIEW

    I love that I have been able to introduce Little E to the world of Schleich by reviewing the Hannah’s Guest Horses with Ruby the Dog and the Horse Club Mobile Vet Van. She has fallen in love with the amazing detailed animals just like I did when I was a child. I had fallen in love with the Schleich farm animals. Little E has fallen in love with the Horse Club range but Schleich has more ranges to offer. They sent us two of the Schleich Eldrador Creatures to review. *This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Schleich Eldrador Creatures Eldrador is…

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    Ravensburger Dog’s Delight Puzzle REVIEW

    Ravensburger was looking for bloggers to work with this spring to review their puzzles. I really enjoyed completing the Harry Potter Puzzle before Christmas and I wanted to start puzzling a bit more. Ravensburger was happy to send me a puzzle so I picked the Dog’s Delight puzzle to review. Little did I know that we would need to be social distancing by the time this puzzle arrived. My new puzzle offered a nice respite from the Coronavirus news. Ravensburger Dog’s Delight Puzzle In this 500 piece puzzle, you will find a Husky, Labrador, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua and their friends gathering for a selfie. This Ravensburger puzzle is a high-quality…

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