I have been a huge fan of Miffy ever since I was little so I was super excited to find out that she will soon be coming to our tv screens for a new series. Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small starts this Friday, October 2nd at 7pm exclusively on Tiny Pop. This year is quite a big one for Miffy as not only is the new series starting but she also has a movie coming out and she’s turning 60! Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small has been developed by London-based animation studio BlueZoo. There will be 52 episodes, lasting just…

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Last weekend Carters Steam Fair came to Woking for its annual visit. I spent a bit of my childhood in Maidenhead where Carters is actually based and I can remember going to it when I was little. I really hope one day when Clem gets a bit older she will love it as much as I do. There’s something about fairs that I really like, the sounds, the smells and the lights. In North Devon we used to get a really big fair come to town every September. It has a lot of modern rides unlike Carters STeam Fair which is a…

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We returned from our holiday to a mountain of post including a new book, Clangers The Brilliant Surprise. You might have seen that they’ve recently returned to our screens more than 45 years since their first appearance and now they have their very first picture book! Clem was fascinated by the tv programme that was recently on CBeebies, so I was really looking forward to sitting down and reading the book with her. The Brilliant Surprise is written by Daniel Postgate, son of the late Oliver Postgate the original creator of The Clangers. All the original characters are back including…

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A lot of people might think that taking a one year old who is quite a wriggle bum on a plane is a terrible idea. I know people who have gone to New Zealand, South Korea and Canada with babies and had no problems, yet I was still nervous about going on a flight lasting just 2 hours! We’ve actually spent longer on a train with Clem than we did on the plane, but I guess the difference is on a train you can get up and move to a different carriage if she gets that bad. On a plane…

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On Sunday I had a Clem free afternoon and went into London to meet a friend and see a bit of art. We had tickets booked for the Decision exhibit at the Hayward Gallery on the Southbank. If you have been along the Southbank in the last few months then you’ve probably seen the slides that are actually the exit to the exhibit. Well they are if it isn’t raining, when it’s doing that there is a rather disappointing trip in a lift I think.

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