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Little Gym Harrogate Summer Camps now open for booking

With the long summer holidays on the horizon, The Little Gym Harrogate are getting prepared and have launched their Summer timetable. For six weeks of Summer 22nd July – 1st September 2019, they will be running a mixture of classes and their popular summer camps.  Find out more what they have to offer this Summer…

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Lucy’s Pop Choir is coming to Harrogate!

We’re an adult choir who sing pop songs you know and love from the charts. There are NO auditions, NO sheet music, just plenty of fun singing! We’ll be meeting on Wednesday nights, 7:30 – 9pm at The Crown Hotel in Harrogate City Centre starting from 4th September 2019. We’ve also got a 4 week taster…

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Paddling Pool Opening Times Harrogate & Knaresborough

So at this time of year, everyone is asking: When do the paddling pools get filled? We’ll we’ve got it on good authority from the council that they will be filled and ready for splashing by Bank Holiday Monday (27th May 2019) There are 3 council provided paddling pools in our area.. Valley Gardens, Harrogate…

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Barnes Host Families & Harrogate Grammar School are looking for families to host Swiss students

We (Barnes Host Families) are proud to have introduced Harrogate Grammar School to a successful Swiss project which has already been running for four years in other high performing schools in England. The Swiss-French students are selected to study in Year 12 in England based on their academic achievements. The programme forms the middle year…

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Start your adventure with Little Explorers day nursery in Harrogate

Little Explorers day nursery are passionate about all children getting the very best in early year’s education.  Lizzie Green (nursery manager) and her team are proud to provide a creative and family centred learning adventure for your little one. The nursery shares their eco-friendly and holistic ethos with us here at Mumbler: “As a small…

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10 ideas for days out & things to do in Harrogate and Knaresborough during May half term

The May half-term is upon us and for children and parents in Harrogate and Knaresborough it is a fantastic opportunity to get outside & visit some fantastic local attractions. If the weather doesn’t hold or you’re looking for childcare during the May school holidays then don’t worry, we’ve got that covered too. Family friendly attractions…

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HOST FOREIGN STUDENTS IN YOUR HOME

Centre of English Studies in Harrogate are recruiting friendly new homestay providers for Summer 2019. Hosting students can prove a most rewarding experience; it can also give a unique insight into cultures other than our own. It is a wonderful opportunity for your children to learn more about people from other countries. We offer intensive,…

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May-Hem Circus at Piglets Adventure Farm

May-Hem Circus is back this May Half Term with unmissable fun for the entire family! Roll up, Roll up! From 25th May – 2nd June, prepared to be wowed by the amazing Fatt Matt! With death defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, get ready for jaw dropping entertainment every day over half term!…

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The Harrogate Vet – Harrogate’s newest independent vet practice

‘When you go to the vets you should feel welcome. You should sit in a comfortable chair with a warm cup of coffee and have a chat, or when you need it, a hug. Your pet should have a tasty treat and a pat on the head. Neither of you should feel rushed or hurried…

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Family Day at Ripon Races

FIVER Friday Friday 10th May 2019 That’s right! 90’s/00’s chart toppers FIVE are coming to Ripon Races on Friday 10th May 2019. Tickets to the Paddock and Course Enclosures are priced at just £5! Traditional Family Day on Sunday 19th May 2019 Our traditional Sunday raceday is one of four family days throughout the summer and…

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A New Royal Baby! Congratulations to the Duke & Duchess of Sussex

Here at Harrogate Mumbler, we are absolutely thrilled to hear the wonderful news that Meghan and Prince Harry have welcomed the arrival of a baby boy! Between the three mums working behind the scenes at Harrogate Mumbler, we’ve got seven children – aged 18 months to 10 years – so I think we are well…

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Gala Days & Community Fairs in Harrogate and surrounding areas 2019

A gala or community fair is a huge community effort, usually raising money for local charitable causes providing a day packed with fun while bringing people together. There are quite a few in and around Harrogate so we’ve compiled a list for you here. If you know of another one that we’ve missed then please…

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Are you a special one?

As a specialist foster carer with us you could receive over £34.5k per annum, based on a 52 week placement, for a child aged 11 – 15 years old – tax free! If you have the skills and resilience needed to deal with complex or challenging behaviours in children and young people, you could join…

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Evolve Psychology – Independent Autism, ADHD, child, family,adult assessments & psychological therapies

Advertising Feature by Evolve Psychology Evolve Psychology is an independent psychology and neurodevelopmental practice, founded by Dr Laura Powling, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Evolve Psychology has moved into its new town centre base at 14 Victoria Avenue on the back of increased demand nationwide for its expertise. Evolve offers Emotional Well-being, Autism, ADHD, child, family and…

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Cake smash photo shoots – what a smashing time!

As a mumbler who is very keen on photography, I knew I needed to get a cake smash photo shoot for my youngest son. It was only fair seeing as my oldest had one when he was one, right? At least that’s what I told hubby! You may have heard about cake smash photo shoots…

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Legally Blonde At Harrogate Theatre

* Advertising feature for Upstage Academy Upstage Academy presents their TENTH ANNIVERSARY showcase with the Broadway smash-hit, sassy & spectacular “Legally Blonde” at Harrogate Theatre for one night only! Follow Harvard’s beloved blonde, Elle Woods, on her mission to pursue her love and dreams. Engage in our fabulousness, glitter, humour and romance as we take…

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Mumbler Reviews…. Baby Beats, singing and movement class

So, I have (eventually) decided to take my 3rd child along to a class or two and thought we would try Baby Beats with Suzie (from Make a Wish Entertainment Parties & Events) as Ruby loves music and singing! The venue, Enchatica Workshop is a lovely space with soft spongy floors, coloured lights and tonnes…

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Best Ice Cream in Harrogate! “I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice-cream”!

Spring has sprung in Harrogate and we’re feeling hopeful for some ice-cream worthy weather so here at Harrogate Mumbler we’ve put together a little review of some fun days out in and around Harrogate, which all incorporate one of my favourite things – ice cream! It’s a tough job, but all in the name of…

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Big Vits can help your family!

Advertising Feature for Big Vits  You naturally want what’s best for your children and want them to thrive as they progress through their milestones and life. With conflicting advice regarding supplements and vitamins it is sometimes hard to know what is best. Bigvits are on hand to help! Supplements for Pregnant and New Mums The…

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Colour Chronicles: The Gift of Happy Memories

Advertorial blog for Colour Chronicles  Baby books are a wonderful way to capture the memories & development milestones when your baby is tiny, however what can you do for your children as they grow older? Introducing “Colour Chronicles” it’s a memory book to be filled out each year from age one through to sixteen years old. …

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Family Fun at the Races

Advertising Feature for Go Racing  Let me start with this one crucial piece of information – KIDS GO FREE!  So now I’ve got your attention I can tell you more about the family fun you can have at the races. There are nine racecourses in Yorkshire and each one hosts at least one family day…

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Host families needed in and around Harrogate

No Wrong Door supported lodgings hosts do a great job, they provide welcoming and supportive homes for local young people – will you join our award winning team? Our No Wrong Door service is looking for people from all walks of life, living in or adjacent to the Harrogate district, to help local young people…

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Gym Gems parent and child gymnastics sessions – NEW term starting 24th April 2019

Looking for a new class to try with your pre-schooler this term?  Gym Gems sessions are a great way to have fun with your child whilst learning the basics of gymnastics through play.  Find out more here Gym-Gems classes are designed by British Gymnastics Coaches and make exercise fun, interesting and rewarding and assist parents and carers…

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10 Ideas for Days Out over the Easter Holidays within an Hours Drive of Harrogate

Easter Holidays in Harrogate Easter means its holiday time for you but also for your little ones! If you are not sure how to keep your kids entertained over the school break we are happy to inform you that there are loads of amazing events taking place in Harrogate and in surrounding areas within an hour’s drive. To keep the little…

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Deershed Festival 2019 is on 26th-28th July at Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire

Advertising Feature for Deershed Festival  Deershed Festival 2019 is on 26th-28th July at Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire A “live music/child friendly utopia”. That was the vision of husband and wife team Oliver Jones and Kate Webster when they set out some ten years ago to establish the inaugural edition of Deer Shed Festival. Harrogate…

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Parents & carers in Harrogate- Could you help a kid like Nathan & become a foster carer?

Nathan has been having a tough time at home – and its beginning to affect him at school, too. He’s not sure where he is going to sleep tonight as this morning he had a huge row with his step-mum – and she told him to leave the house. He doesn’t know if she really…

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Kids Eat Free on Mondays at Revolucion de Cuba this Easter!

Advertising Feature for Revolucion de Cuba Bring the family to Revolucion de Cuba on Mondays this Easter as Kids eat free on Mondays (15th & 22nd April 2019 ) (T & C’s apply- ask in the restaurant for full details) £5.95 children’s meal deal – main dish, side dish, dessert and drink Freshly prepared food…

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Easter Family Day at Ripon Races

Advertising Feature for Ripon Racecourse Thursday 18th April 2019 Our annual Children’s Day is a fantastic way to introduce your children to the exciting world of horse racing at its best. Not only do we have thrilling racing, on our Children’s day we have lots of FREE activities to make the children’s experience of Ripon…

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Say ‘hello’ to better skin with Good Skin Days medical clinic in Harrogate

Advertising Feature for Good Skin Days Registered medical clinic offering the best of laser treatments, anti-ageing rejuvenation and skin surgery in the heart of Harrogate. (Read on for a free treatment offer worth £49 for our Mumbler readers!) Recent years have seen treatments such as Laser Hair Removal and Lip Fillers become some of the…

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Tiger Fifty 7 – edgy and beautiful childrens clothing and accessories on Cold Bath Road

It is common knowledge that for a long time now, high street shopping has been in decline, in most part, as many will agree, due to the rise in popularity of online “convenience” shopping. However there is a missing piece, a factor not often considered, and overlooked – what happened to the ‘feeling’ that going…

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Farming Fun For Families at Springtime Live

Advertising Feature for Springtime Live  Tickets are now sale for annual family farming event, Springtime Live, which will be held at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Saturday April 13 2019. From mini tractor rides to live entertainment, once inside all activities and workshops are FREE. This fun family day out celebrates farming, food and the…

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Naked Wines: Backing Independent Winemakers

Sponsored Guest Blog by Naked Wines Angels are helping Johan to keep winemaking in the family… Winemaker Johan Kruger is a big beast of a bloke. He plays rugger and eats three cow pies every morning. But when it comes to family, he’s like a big floppy bunny rabbit. They mean the world to him….

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NEW EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA FUN AT PIGLETS ADVENTURE FARM

Advertising Feature for Piglets Adventure Farm  With new egg-citing activities, cute baby animals and lots of family fun, there’s plenty to see and do this Easter at Piglets Adventure Farm From 30th March – 28th April, little egg hunters can take part in the new Easter Egg Hunt. Bigger & better than ever before, collect…

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Keep the children entertained at Stockeld Park this Easter holiday!

**This is an advertorial blog for Stockeld Park “I’m bored!” If you’re a parent or you help to look after children during the school holidays, chances are this is a phrase you are all too familiar with! At Stockeld Park, we know how to nip boredom in the bud! Keeping the children entertained in the school…

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Mumbler Reviews, Fun & Phonics Class

We were invited along to a taster class with Fun and Phonics at Kidzplay last week. Fun and Phonics is new to Harrogate but has been successfully running in Leeds for some time. It is an award-winning class, set up for two-to-five year olds, that introduces children to the first phase of letters and sounds,…

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Swimming and diving intensive lessons by Harrogate School of Swimming

Harrogate school of swimming are doing Easter and Summer swimming and diving intensives. Easter intensive dates are Tuesday 23rd- Friday 26th April 2019 between 9-11:30 at Harrogate Ladies college. Lessons are half an hour.  We also do weekly term-time lessons, starting from 4 months old through to adult lessons. Please contact me for more info🐳🐠…

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Space Takeover Delights Pupils at Highfield Prep School

Pupils at Highfield Prep School discovered their school was ‘out of this world’ recently. A special cross-curricular space week ‘launched’ with a smouldering rocket in a cordoned off area of the playground. Safety inspectors and MOD Police were on hand to protect bystanders! Inside, Mission Control was the hub of the school and classrooms were…

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An insight into Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) Harrogate

Advertising Feature by PQA Hello and welcome to PQA Harrogate, I thought I’d give you a little insight into the world of PQA Harrogate. We are based in Harrogate Grammar School every Saturday morning from 9.45-1pm and 1.45-5.00pm. At the Academy, students are split into age groups and spend 3 hours rotating between different classes…

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Foster Carers Harrogate: Have you got that special something?

Advertising Feature by Fostering North Yorkshire To be a foster carer you don’t need to be a super hero – but if you have looked after children, have worked with children or young people in a professional capacity or you’re already a foster carer – then please read on… If you have the skills, patience…

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Treat Trunk Mumbler Review

When I was asked to review the Treat Trunk I jumped at the chance. We have a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter who is the snack queen! She’ll happily graze all day, but put a plate of food in front of her that resembles a nutritional meal and she’ll turn her nose up at it! So after months…

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The Bump & Baby Expo is back!

Advertising Feature from Bump & Baby Expo Yorkshire’s biggest maternity and baby fair, the Bump & Baby Expo, is back at York Racecourse on Sunday 7th April. Founded by ‘mumpreneur’ Jackie from Babies By Jackie, this year she is joined by Kate from Avocado Events. “As a mum and newborn photographer, I felt that Yorkshire was crying out for…

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The Pure Collection Clearance Event – Harrogate Pavilions – 11th April 2019

Want to get up to 75% off luxury cashmere and clothing? Pure Collection offers the finest quality cashmere that is effortlessly wearable, gorgeously soft and endlessly chic, no wonder it is the perfect choice for timeless, stunning style. They are holding an exclusive Clearance Event at the Aire Rooms at the Pavilions of Harrogate on…

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Win 1 month free tuition at Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, Harrogate

Advertising feature for PQA We are delighted to be offering one lucky reader four weeks free tuition at The Pauline Quirke Academy in Harrogate. PQA is a weekend performing arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people aged 4-18 years. Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy & Drama,…

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Cheap Mothers Day Ideas for Mums in Harrogate (by Mums in Harrogate!)

Mums, it’s that time of year where we should get spoilt rotten, and deservedly so! Unfortunately I can only guess that whichever sadist sets the official dates for 2019 didn’t think about us poor mums, who this year get to endure the clocks going forward (and therefore an hour less in bed!) this Mothers day….

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The Greatest Singing Circus Show Saturday 30th March 2.30pm

A show for all the Family   Have a sneak at behind the scenes rehearsals in our video! Last few tickets left from £10 per ticket or £35 for a family ticket plus Eventbrite booking fee See the Ticket link below to book NOW before they are all gone. Tickets are selling fast, so click…

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Mumbler Reviews Water Babies Swimming Lessons

Advertising Feature for Waterbabies North Yorkshire SJ Barker (mum of two) runs our our sister site, Ryedale Mumbler has been taking her children swimming with Water Babies for many years and this summer as her youngest child Eliza is now a competent swimmer, her time with Waterbabies will come to an end. Here she explains…

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We need your stories!

Founded in 1978, Genesis Research Trust, based at Imperial College London, is the largest collaboration of reproductive health researchers in the UK. It is the only charity of its kind to work consistently at the heart of original leading-edge research investigating why and how things can go wrong with conception, pregnancy and birth; delivering real…

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George Clarke is looking for families, couples or singles to be a part of his Channel 4 programmes this year…

Advertising Feature from Amazing Productions In search of Pre-1940’s properties and ‘Change of Use’ renovations for the new TV series. In ‘George Clarke’s Old House, New Home’, George can help you to make the most of your period property. Are you about to start (or have started) to renovate/re design your house or flat to…

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Lambing, Calving and Glamping at Humble Bee Farm!

Humble Bee Farm is nestled in the Yorkshire Wolds near to Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast. They have a range of accommodation on their working farm from luxury cottages to Wigwam®  Cabins, Yurts and standard camping. I took my kids for a surprise weekend away their last September and we loved it, we’re planning to…

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Oulton Hall luxury spa day from just £75 per person!

Advertising Feature for Oulton Hall After the stress of Christmas (although this feels like a lifetime ago), it’s time to focus on you.  Take some time out to relax with friends, recharge the body and feel good from the inside out with our superb spa days. Oulton Hall is located 30 miles from Harrogate in…

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Mumbler reviews…. Q61 Salon

Last week I got invited to a blogging event at the newly opened Q61 salon opened in Harrogate on Albert Street. The first thing that struck me about this place was the space and the décor. Decorated in a minimalistic way, lots of clean lines and cool industrial light fittings. There’s also a nod to…

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Dealing with Birth Trauma; and how best to avoid it

Birth Trauma affects far too many. Even what is deemed as a “textbook birth” can still leave its mark. Not just in the early days, but months and years later. Often the mother may be diagnosed with PND, but PTSD could be at the cause of that particular symptom. Please don’t think you just need…

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HARROGATE’S INDOOR FUNFAIR RETURNS TO YORKSHIRE EVENT CENTRE

Harrogate’s indoor funfair for families will return to the Yorkshire Event Centre next month after a hugely successful inaugural event last year. The huge Hall 1, which is the biggest single event space in the North East, will once again be filled with rides to suit all ages from dodgems and waltzers to the cup…

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Looking for healthy snacks for your kids? Ditch the junk with a monthly Treat Trunk

If you’re anything like me, it can be a nightmare trying to source healthy, affording and appetising snacks for your kids. Now you can take the hassle out of family snacks with a monthly Treat Trunk – a brand new subscription box filled with healthy snacks for all the family to enjoy together. Mumblers discount:…

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Charity Gala to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 2019, I will be holding my 4th Charity Gala in aid of Martin House Hospice and Sunshine and Smiles – two local charities very close to my heart.  Martin House has been providing family-led care and support for children and young people with life-limiting conditions for more than 30…

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Indoor Activities for Winter in Harrogate

Its that time of year again when you can go down to Valley Gardens on a Saturday morning and not have to queue for the swings. Otherwise known as winter! And if there’s one thing you can guarantee about winter in Harrogate is that it’s going to be cold. So we thought we’d focus on…

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Book your smear test now…

I was so excited when the letter arrived- I recognised it immediately and ripped it open at once… “YES! 3 years have flown past and I’m just so thrilled that it’s already time for another smear test!” Said no women in the history of woman-kind EVER! Like most women aged 25 to 64 (who are registered…

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January Offers at The Little Gym, Harrogate

The Little Gym Harrogate offers progressively structured classes and a positive learning environment to create opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear!   Trained instructors nurture happy, confident kids through a range of classes like parent/child classes and gymnastics, plus fun extras…

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Fostering North Yorkshire – Meet Jackson – he’s 12 and here he tells his story…

‘Things weren’t good at home. I was sent to my room a lot, mum and my step dad were always shouting at me, telling me I was stupid and lazy and stuff. I got punched and hit quite often. My step dad hit me really hard once when I couldn’t do my homework and left…

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New Year, New You.

Its that time of the year, the past month you’ve probably stuffed yourself up on mince pies, pigs in blankets & a tub of quality street. Now its time to set your New Years Resolutions. According to a recent poll, the most common New Year’s resolutions include: Exercise more (38 per cent) Lose weight (33…

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