The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

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Mumbler reviews…. Laura Wrightson Make-up Masterclass

So at the ripe old age of 38, I am suddenly aware that I am in a make-up rut! I am using the same colours and techniques that I have been doing since I was about 16. The products are slightly more high end these days (but I do still love Rimmel mascara!) as I…

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Mumbler reviews….Mother Shipton’s Christmas Experience

Saturday afternoon, grey skies, STILL raining, 3 fairly grumpy children (age 1, 5 &6) and we are heading off to  a Christmas Experience feeling a little less than 100% festive!! We arrived and were greeted by lovely ladies wearing matching (and I’m told handmade) red Christmas style jackets who explained the format…. The whole area…

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Christmas Film Guide

Whilst there is a lot going on over the Christmas period for families in Harrogate sometimes its nice to just put your feet up, toast them by the fire and stick on a Christmas Film. From the Queens Speech, Soaps, Christmas Specials & plenty of Christmas films the TV schedules are full with festive viewing….

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Baby’s First Christmas Party at the Little Gym Harrogate

Are you celebrating the first Christmas with your baby? If so, then book yourselves into the Little Gym Harrogate’s special “Babies First Christmas Party” on next Thursday, 13th December 2018 Following on from the success of their recent Halloween party the Little Gym Harrogate are really looking forward to this lovely event. For any child…

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Harrogate Ladies’ College Officially Opens New Wellness Centre Development

PRESS RELEASE 3 December 2018 A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of a brand new Wellness Centre at Harrogate Ladies’ College recently led by Kate Majid, Chief Executive Officer of The Shaw Mind Foundation. A launch day programme of wellness-related activities included; Yoga, sensory based writing and fitness; workshops on understanding Alzheimers, self-defence…

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Christmas Shopping in local Independents….Mumbler’s favourites

It’s my first Christmas in Harrogate and I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to shopping in local independent stores for Christmas presents. We are spoilt with the amount of independent stores we have so we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourites and a few ideas for some lovely Christmas gifts….

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Elf on the Shelf in Harrogate

Have you had a Christmas Elf visit before? Do you want one but don’t know where to buy one in Harrogate? It’s loads of fun, and spreads the Christmas magic throughout December. There’s also the added bonus that the mini mumblers must demonstrate lots of good/kind behaviour for the elves to see (it’s worth it…

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WIN one of 5 £100 John Lewis vouchers, just in time for Christmas!

My Expert Midwife is an award-winning new brand, which has developed a unique range of safe, reliable and effective pre and post-natal products designed for new Mums. IF YOU ARE A NEW MUM WITH A CHILD UNDER ONE – we would love to hear from you to find out a little bit about your experiences…

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Christmas at The Majestic Hotel

Christmas Day Lunch The Majestic Hotel Harrogate are proud to host this year’s Christmas Day lunch in our brand new Champagne Bar & Grill. Join us on Tuesday 25th of December for a Family Feast with all the trimmings and none of the washing up! Adults will receive a glass of fizz on arrival to…

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Christmas on a budget

Whilst most of us love Christmas, it can be an expensive time of year with heating bills going up, presents to buy on top of all the food, drink and festive activities with the kids. (Not to mention the cost of all those batteries for the new toys!) But some of the most wonderful Christmas traditions…

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