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Breaking Bad inspired DIY Father's Day Gift Idea
Inspired by Breaking Bad, the most brilliant TV show ever made, we've come up with this fun, simple and low-cost DIY Father's Day gift idea. Given that Dad here is very sporty and can often be found wallowing in a borax bath to ease his aches and pains, I h...
Inspired by Breaking Bad, the most brilliant TV show ever made, we've come up with this fun, simple and low-cost DIY Father's Day gift idea. Given that Dad here is very sporty and can often be found wallowing in a borax ba...
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Yorkshire Tea - One Million Trees Program
Yorkshire tea is my tea of choice.  I've drunk it for years and when I gave up caffeine 18 months ago I tried many different brands but Yorkshire decaf was the one I settled on, giving the roundest, fullest flavour. Now there's another reason to love Yorksh...
Yorkshire tea is my tea of choice.  I've drunk it for years and when I gave up caffeine 18 months ago I tried many different brands but Yorkshire decaf was the one I settled on, giving the roundest, fullest flavour. Now th...
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Colour a child's life
If the recent political debates have shown anything, it's the stark contrast in this country between the haves and the have-nots.  The economic divide is getting wider and whilst there are many in the UK who are thriving and living comfortable lives, there ...
If the recent political debates have shown anything, it's the stark contrast in this country between the haves and the have-nots.  The economic divide is getting wider and whilst there are many in the UK who are thriving and ...
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Forest Live Concerts - Win Tickets to Tom Odell
Last year we went to Bedgebury Forest in Kent to see the Modfather, Paul Weller.  I can honestly say it was one of the best live gigs I've ever been to. The setting, the scenery, the atmosphere, the company and of course the music all  made it a night to re...
Last year we went to Bedgebury Forest in Kent to see the Modfather, Paul Weller.  I can honestly say it was one of the best live gigs I've ever been to. The setting, the scenery, the atmosphere, the company and of course the ...
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Paris Street Life
I thought I'd share with you some photographs from our recent stay in Paris . If I'm short on time, I'll always prefer to amble round the streets and explore the locality, experiencing real life rather than be stuck in a stuffy museum or art gallery. On the...
I thought I'd share with you some photographs from our recent stay in Paris. If I'm short on time, I'll always prefer to amble round the streets and explore the locality, experiencing real life rather than be stuck in a stuff...
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A Charming Chapel Retreat with The Landmark Trust in Snowdonia
This Easter holidays we headed back to Snowdonia to celebrate my birthday.  For the first time, we booked a Landmark Trust Property, and stayed in the charming Ty Capel just outside Betws-y-coed. I've always wanted to live in an old church but given that I'...
This Easter holidays we headed back to Snowdonia to celebrate my birthday.  For the first time, we booked a Landmark Trust Property, and stayed in the charming Ty Capel just outside Betws-y-coed. I've always wanted to live...
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Solar energy is something we've discussed as a family many times. Now we've decided we'll be staying here for the long run - at least until our daughter has gone through school here, we're in a better position to make a decision on it but we have always bee...
Solar energy is something we've discussed as a family many times. Now we've decided we'll be staying here for the long run - at least until our daughter has gone through school here, we're in a better position to make a decis...
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Putting colour into your music with Viewquest
There used to be a time when you had to compromise on aesthetics when it came to having audio equipment in your home.  Sticking out like a sore thumb, your stereo or radio was something you'd rather hide away. Now, thanks to Viewquest, your home can be full...
There used to be a time when you had to compromise on aesthetics when it came to having audio equipment in your home.  Sticking out like a sore thumb, your stereo or radio was something you'd rather hide away. Now, thanks ...
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Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival
We had a to-do list as long as your arm this weekend, but it had been a tough week for everyone so we decided to sack it all off and go out for some fun instead.  The Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival was on this weekend and some advertising h...
We had a to-do list as long as your arm this weekend, but it had been a tough week for everyone so we decided to sack it all off and go out for some fun instead.  The Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival was on ...
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Don't forget the Twitter Party 1-2pm today.
 
How does your family have fun on holiday?

Are you sun-seekers who love getting out in the sunshine? Thrill-seekers who love waterslides and watersports? Foodie-seekers hungry for local cuisine and tempting treats?

Our #CarnivalFamilies Twitter party is a chance to tell us about what kind of fun-seeking family you are. Come and join the conversation on Tuesday 12 May between 13:00 – 14:00 GMT. You could win one of £50 shopping vouchers just for taking part!

Come tell us if you’re a:Carnival Cruise Lines logo

Fun-seeker – with your whole holiday centred around lively good times
Sun-seeker – who loves relaxing by the sea, spending time in the pool and on the lounger
Thrill-seeker – an adrenaline junkie, seeking out water slides and water sports
Foodie-seeker – eating and drinking everything from gourmet burgers to mocktails and cocktails
Chill-seeker – who want to chill as a family and simply be together
(Take our poll now http://poll.fm/57ze1)

The #CarnivalFamilies Twitter party is sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines. Carnival has onboard activities and shore excursions that suit every type of fun-seeking family. Cruises can be for anyone, no matter what type of fun-seeking family you are.

Girl on Carnival Cruise slide

Carnival is now looking for the top fun-seeking families. Visit the Carnival site to see if you could be Carnival’s new Fun-Seeking Family.

Come share your ideas — you could win just for taking part!

HOW TO TAKE PART AND JOIN THE FUN

Tweet on 12 May between 13:00 – 14:00 GMT about what type of fun-seeking family you are, using the hashtag #CarnivalFamilies and following @BritMums and @CarnivalFamily.

Ten lucky winners will win a £50 shopping voucher – half chosen at random, half chosen based on their participation and tweets in the party. See Terms & Conditions for criteria and more details.

#CarnivalFamilies
Tuesday 21 May 2015 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
Prize: One of ten £50 shopping vouchers
Follow @BritMums and @CarnivalFamily
Tweet about what type of fun-loving family you are and what you love to do
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Little Live Pet Butterfly Review
Ruby's at the age now where she wants to have a pet of her own, and I'm at the age where I know she won't want to do all the associated work that comes with it like cleaning out and feeding! Little Live Pets are a great compromise allowing her to have the i...
Ruby's at the age now where she wants to have a pet of her own, and I'm at the age where I know she won't want to do all the associated work that comes with it like cleaning out and feeding! Little Live Pets are a great co...
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You know your partner's a runner when...
1. There's a whole closet drawer dedicated to Lycra. 2. You need to find room in the kitchen for the boat sized containers of recovery shake powder. 3. Food is no longer something to be enjoyed, it's now referred to as 'fuel'. 4. The Strava app has a better...
1. There's a whole closet drawer dedicated to Lycra. 2. You need to find room in the kitchen for the boat sized containers of recovery shake powder. 3. Food is no longer something to be enjoyed, it's now referred to as ...
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The most fluffy and frilly pettiskirt tutu for girls that we've found

Making your own DreamCatcher in the woods
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We love heading out in to the woods around us and exploring and getting creative, so much free fun to be had in the Summer holidays. Woods a

Win a range cooker for perfect GBBO cakes - Mummy Alarm
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Agood range cooker with an oven that provides an even level of temperature is the key to successful baking and cakes ready for the Great Blo

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My younger sister absolutely adores Disney's Shake It Up and I think I happened to make her day when I told her that she was to be my little

Valentine sun catchers
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We love making sun catchers. Our sitting room faces south which means we get a lot of lovely sun light on the window – perfect for handmade