20 May 2018

Little Wins This Week #13


A month has gone by since my last Little Wins This Week and a lot has happened in that time. There have been some positives, a few negatives and lots of Little Wins. 

Little Wins This Week #13

16 May 2018

Our Latest Haul of Children's Books

I have always extolled the virtues of reading books to/with children. Start them young and they develop a life-long love for the written word. Needless to say, reading is an integral part of our daily routine and books feature heavily as presents for birthdays, Diwali and Christmas.

A couple of years ago, we bought the Roald Dahl box-set off The Book People as a Christmas present for my then 5 year old boy. J is now nearly 7 and has devoured almost the entire set. So it was time to replenish our reading stock with age-appropriate children’s books.

Our Latest Haul of Children's Books - Harry Potter included!

9 May 2018

The Jungle Book Live at The Lowry


The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is the classic tale of a boy raised in the jungle by a pack of wolves and his struggles to gain his human identity. There have been several different adaptations of this story over the years, some better than others. 


The newest version is a contemporary take on this old favourite by the Children’s Touring Partnership and Royal & Derngate, Northampton. It is on tour at the moment and we were privileged to watch the show at The Lowry, Salford Quays.

The show is a celebration of diversity. It addresses the challenges young people face when growing up, especially when they feel that they do not ‘fit in’ with the norm. The core message of the production is that it is okay to be different. We are all different in our own way. That is what gives us our individuality and makes us unique.

15 Apr 2018

Little Wins This Week #12

Little Wins This Week is about remembering that little things add up to make a big difference. It is about counting small blessings, however insignificant they may seem. Little Wins is about being mindful, staying positive and making each day count.

Little Wins This Week is about remembering that little things add up to make a big difference. It is about counting small blessings, however insignificant they may seem. Little Wins is about being mindful, staying positive and making each day count.


Little Wins took a break last week because we were away enjoying a well-deserved break at Center Parcs. We went to the one in Sherwood Forest this time and no, I will not be blogging about ways to save money on your Center Parcs break.

13 Apr 2018

Win Tickets to The Jungle Book Live!

The Jungle Book Live is on tour and will be visiting The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester from 2nd to 6th May. Rudyard Kipling’s endearing tale about the human child brought up by a pack of wolves, reared as one of their own, and his journey of discovery, has been a firm family favourite through the ages.

Children’s Touring Partnership and Royal & Derngate, Northampton bring us a brand new adaptation, complete with a new score and script. The show is suitable for ages 6 years and above.

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