Advice for Family Lit Fest Goers

The Cheltenham Literature Festival has begun! There’s the smell of fallen leaves, fresh book print and the promise of bumping into a famous person! For the next two weeks, Montpellier Gardens and the whole town will be buzzing with events. When I was younger, single and had more time, I used to pop along at... Continue Reading →

Kids Party Politics (and ideas!)

I’m not a good kids party person – there’s usually no alcohol and they are too noisy. I was hoping to ‘put off’ having a party for Ed until he was five. But I think the time has come for me to research the options and stop being so selfish. Saying that, I’ve recently reached... Continue Reading →

John Lewis Supporting Local Charities

With only three weeks to its opening, John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham has today revealed the first local charities it will support as part of a local giving scheme, ‘Community Matters.’ The first three local organisations to be supported will be: Cheltenham Borough Homes - an independent, non-profit organisation responsible for managing and maintaining Cheltenham’s... Continue Reading →

Why Christmas Starts in September

I was mulling (sorry!) over the fact that we’ll probably start seeing Christmas stuff in the shops next week and had some thoughts about why. This didn’t used to happen. My birthday is mid-November and I never remember Christmas paraphernalia being available before that. Now, you’ll find Christmas biscuits and cakes available in supermarkets and... Continue Reading →

Cheltenham Literature Festival Family Fun

Have anyone else’s thoughts turned to autumn? It’s one of my favourite times of the year - the Cheltenham Literature Festival! With the full programme for the October event being announced this coming Friday, we decided to have a look at what’s being offered for kids. The festival is promising, ‘an action-packed family programme with... Continue Reading →

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