When we moved here in 2016 the city was full of snow dog statues. We later found out it was an art trail raising money for a local hospice. Martlets provide hospice care to those suffering from terminal illness. Once the trail ended the dogs were auctioned off raising over £300k for the hospice. After the success of the snow dogs they have decided to do it again, but with snails this time. From 15th September until 18th November 2018 snail sculptures will be situated throughout the city, decorated by artists…

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I need to start this post off by stating a very obvious fact – I have not blogged properly in a long time. Clem finished preschool at the end of July, and since then I haven’t had five minutes to myself! Although she only went to preschool 3 days a week I didn’t realise until the Summer holidays started just how much I needed those 3 days! However now the holidays are coming to an end and this week sees a big change for us all. She is starting reception…

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Zippos Circus are back with a brand new show for 2018 – Legacy. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the circus, the show is a 2 hour spectacle filled with extraordinary equestrians, astonishing acrobats, comic clowns and dashing daredevils. We went along to the show last year and absolutely loved it. Clem noticed the big top arrive on the seafront at the beginning of the week and immediately got excited! Once again we were offered tickets in exchange for a review of the show, however all views are my own. Although we had…

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It’s the summer holidays and it seems like we are the only ones not going away. However at the end of the summer Jesse has a week off and we had talked about booking something last-minute. So I’ve been having a sneaky look to see if I can find any good deals online. Whenever I start to think about a holiday my mind instantly goes into planning mode. I always write a list of destinations, and then set about researching them. I like to see what attractions and landmarks are…

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In September Clem starts school properly, she will be going into reception class. I am a bit in denial about it, as she will only just be 4 when she starts, which does feel young to me. Her birthday is the first week of August and I know that someone in her class will turn 5 just after starting. At the moment she goes to preschool 3 days a week and absolutely loves it. So I am sure she will be fine with big school. Before she heads off to…

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