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Barbie Dreamtopia on TV this weekend
This weekend see the brand new Barbie Dreamtopia movie special airing on Tiny Pop on Saturday the 23rd July at 4pm. If you miss that then you can catch up on Sunday the 24th of July at 9am! Join Barbie, her younger sister Chelsea and her pup Honey on a magi...
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Fisher Price Code-a-Pillar Review
My children have been trying out the Fisher Price Code-a-Pillar and putting it through it's paces. The Code-a-Pillar is a new innovation in pre-school learning which teaches the foundational skills to coding. My children are five and seven years old and the...
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Discovering Bingley and the Five Rise Locks #walkwithwynsors
It was a bit of a wet morning when my daughter and I set off to Bingley for a walk to the Five Rise Locks. We love getting out and about for walks in the countryside, but I hadn't realised just how easy it was to sample nature from the train station in Bing...
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Your YouTube #78
Wow, what a week. Thank you to all of you who linked up, there were loads of you last week! Lisa and I both love watching your videos and it stuck me this time how diverse a group we are and how much our interests differ. It makes it really interesting to w...
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Here's a video of me unboxing the Panasonic Slow Juicer! #panasonicslowjuicer
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NumNoms Review and Giveaway
If you read my last Num Noms Review , you'll know that my children were big fans. They are scented collectables which are very cute. You can use them to create recipes, smell and play with! When you first open them from the packet, they have a slightly chem...
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Could you be the Digital Kids Vlogger?
Does your child dream of being the next Joe Sugg, DanTDM, Zoella or Tanya Burr? Thanks to a very exciting competition created by the Digital Kids show to find the next big YouTuber. On the day, three finalists will battle it out to bring all the action from...
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We've been trying out the Fisher Price Code-a-Pillar. Here are our thoughts on this innovative toy!
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Bunch O Balloons Review
Last year, in my infinite wisdom, I decided it would be fun to have a water balloon fight with the children. In theory it was a great idea. In practice, I lost the will to live after about half an hour of trying to fill balloons . In the end I gave up after...
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It's not often that I shop in Gap, but I spotted a dress that I really liked the look of!
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Getting our juice on with Panasonic! #PanasonicSlowJuicer
My husband doesn't really celebrate his birthday, but this year he had decided he was going to have a big party. We closed the B&B and invited a few families. Then my husband changed his mind. He's never been a big celebrator of birthdays, so I wasn't surpr...
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We took a trip to @swintonpark for an anniversary break and our first time away for two nights in eight years!
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Hello! My name is Siân and I am a 34 year old Mum of two, a boy born in March 2009 and a girl born in March 2011. I graduated last summer University, where I was a mature student studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Now I am a manager of a Bed and Breakfast in the Yorkshire Dales.

I was born in Yorkshire but moved to Oxford at the age of five when my Mum and Dad split up. Currently I live on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, having moved here nine years ago from London. We moved here when I married at the age of 21 (it'll never last - my wise father said), but we are still very much happily married. 

I have worked as a football analyst, a sports researcher, an assistant producer in sports news, in one of Her Majesty's prisons and, more recently, on a mental health ward (to name but a few).

Since starting University, I have become interested in fitness and going to the gym. I'm not aiming to lose weight, just to get fit (which seems to be working). Sewing, baking and reading are what I do in my (very little) spare time. I also love sport, football, rugby union, golf and formula one being particular favourites!

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My blog 'You're not from round here' was shortlisted in the 2012 Brilliance in Blogging awards in the Fresh Voices category. I was chosen to write a guest post for Caitlin Moran's website for the launch of her book 'How to be a Woman' and again for the launch of 'Moranthology'. I have also featured on Parentdish.
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    Philosophy, Politics and Economics, 2011 - 2014
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