Monthly Archives: January 2012

Butlins Minehead Resort

In my previous post I reviewed Christmas at Butlins.  Our wonderful family break at Butlins involved lots of activities that were not unique to Christmas.  Here I will explain what made Butlins such a great family holiday.

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Climbing the Walls at Butlins

On our recent visit to Butlins Minehead Resort, climbing seemed to be a recurrent theme. My eldest daughter went on the zip wire and climbed the climbing wall with her dad. She had been very excited about climbing the climbing wall … Continue reading

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The Tattooed Babies

Me the Man and the Baby are currently running a competition entitled ‘the messiest kids’.  I couldn’t resist entering knowing that I have this amazing picture.  This is my entry to the Appliances Online messiest kids competition, check out all the … Continue reading

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The Land of Sometimes – Review and Competition

The first thing that struck me when this cd arrived was the beautiful packaging.   The Land of Sometimes moves away from  standard cd casing, instead presenting it as a book  with captivating illustrations. Each song has an illustrated page in the storybook … Continue reading

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Watching Family Videos from 20 Years Ago

I lost my mum 11 years ago.  My children have never met her.  They have seen photographs and I talk about her a lot but they don’t really understand who she is. With this in mind I asked my dad … Continue reading

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Books about Children Wearing Glasses – The Pirate of Kindergarten

My 3 year old wears glasses. She has been getting on really well with them and feels quite special and unique.  She wears them because she has a turn and is long sighted.  The ophthalmologist thinks that her glasses will … Continue reading

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I am a Writer

When people ask me what I do, I stumble to explain … Well, I come from an early education background….. but now I am home with the children……I write a blog about early education and parenting and I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Christmas at Butlins

This Christmas we decided to take a break from our traditional way of doing things.  We visited Butlins Minehead Resort courtesy of the Butlins Mums Ambassador Programme. We usually spend Christmas at home, but I can thoroughly recommend a Christmas Butlins break for taking the hassle out … Continue reading

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Happy Blog Anniversary – Top 5 Posts of the Year

Today I have been blogging at Right from the Start for a year.  It has been an incredible year that has exceeded all expectations.  I have featured on Netmums, had some wonderful products to review, became an ambassador for Butlins, … Continue reading

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