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On Friday 25th August, my mum came to visit for the day, the plan was to pop over to Redwings Ada Cole, which is a horse rescue center, not to far from where I live, It sounded like a good idea to walk there, which wasn’t as there was very in the little way of paths on an extremely busy road.

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But we got there around 3 and spend a good hour walking around and seeing all the horses and donkeys.
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It was really lovely to get out and wander around the local area for a change, we only really go down to the local nature reserve so it was a great change, PLUS its a free visit too, well.. apart from the ice cream we ate at the end of the day.

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K learnt something about horses, that they smell, but he also learnt about the personality of horses and how to tell when they are happy/sad/annoyed and A was just happy to see ‘ponies’, we even found a Pinkie!! R very much enjoyed herself, I don’t think shes ever seen a horse before so it was a delight seeing her react to them.

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Ada Cole is open to the public three times a week and my children often visit with the school, its a lovely little educational place and many of the horses, if not all are rescue from all walks of life..

We are for sure going to get back there at some point!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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I was given the opportunity to read and review a book by Tanith Carey called Mum Hacks, Tanith is a mum of two, journalist and has written eight books so far and you can purchase her written work at any book store or online.

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‘Mum Hacks’s is full of useful tips and tricks to deal with life at home with the children covering everything from what to eat, the best mop to buy and of course plenty of tips for mums too.

I think the hacks that I will use in my own life have to be the lunches, my eldest is about to enter year 3 which means he will no longer be having free school lunches at school, a delight for him as hes been asking for packed lunches since he started, but getting lunches ready in the morning more so with not only just one child, but three to get ready, is going to be tricky – planning the night before, which i agree with, I get their school clothes out folded neatly ready for them in a normal day, is the key to dealing with the rush, so getting their lunches ready the night before makes perfect sense.

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‘Keeping laundry down’ part made me laugh, its great in theory, baskets in their rooms do work for a little while, I had one in our bedroom but the floor next to it got used a lot more, I think this hack needs others to be on board and I cant see my older two (plus husband who keeps putting his shoes in the bathroom and socks on the floor) would remember to do it.

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All in all it was an okay book, many of the hacks I think many parents know already, some are very much common sense, and I think I was expecting it to be a bit more humors than factual as we all need a laugh every now and then.. but it has plenty of great tips to make being a mum a little bit more easy!

If you are interested in purchasing the book then click the link here.

Until next time

Mummy Cat.

 

Disclaimer: This was sent to me for a review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not paid to write this post.

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At the weekend we all went shopping, exciting I know! It was the mad rush shop to get all the bits needed for back to school, which really wont be long at all, Our first stop was Clarks, I usually don’t like buying shoes from Clarks purely because its so expensive, but my mum insisted we go and get them all proper shoes..

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Up first was K, he recently got some trainers so we knew sort of what size feet he was, but he was properly measured at 13 H, he has always had really wide feet so I wasn’t that surprised at the size, K’s main problem is that he walks in his toes, we don’t know why he does it but he does, After being told off by a nurse, he is now reminded not to do it… every minute haha.

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The last time A had a feet measured she was was a size 10, I honestly didn’t expect her feet to grow so much in the year but she is now a size 11 H! another pair of hobbit feet!

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And finally R, who not only is the smallest of the lot of us, also has the smallest feet, still wide, but she has gone from 2 1/2 G to 4 G, so it does seem like shes on the way to getting equally large hobbit feet too..

The lady who did the measuring seemed so nervous, I guess when you have done nothing but measured smelly children all day, you would be sort of nervous, Plus mum and I noticed that when they called the next ticket number out, many had just left!

People.. honestly…

But onto the shoes, as my children have wide feet, there wasn’t much choice, but the only styles I wanted was Velcro and not glossy.

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and here they are, I hated all the styles that she picked out for R, I wanted something she couldn’t take off but all the ones I tried on her were so loose that they slipped off, so we decided to just go to Next (haha I know) and found a nice pair there.

We ended up having a nice day, had some unhealthy food in McDonalds, well R didn’t, and finished off the kids uniform shop!

Almost ready for BACK TO SCHOOL!!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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