Category Archives: Reviews

Reviews of Books, Products and Places

Great Little Trading Company – Cavendish Kitchen: A Review

At some point around the time that your child turns 2 or 3 you will find yourself shopping for a toy kitchen. The draw of play kitchens is not to be underestimated and both my children have spent many a … Continue reading

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Victorian Festival of Christmas: A Review

Last weekend, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard transformed its streets into a Victorian town complete with Fagin’s Tavern and street urchins.  This year’s event was bigger than ever before with the addition of an outdoor cinema and screenings of Frozen with live performers as characters from … Continue reading

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Review: Muchachos Singing Spanish and C’est Chouette Singing French

I was recently invited to a taster session with Muchachos Singing Spanish.  Set up by Debbie Garrick in 2010, she also runs C’est Chouette Singing French sessions throughout Portsmouth and at various other venues throughout Hampshire.  Having worked in a pre-school … Continue reading

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Charming Parties of Portsmouth

Last week I was invited along to a party where the soft play items had been provided by Charming Parties.  For those of you who haven’t yet come across them, Charming Parties started up earlier this year and hire out … Continue reading

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Glorious Victorious Festival

  Our woman from Hackney, Annika Eade stepped into the breach last month when she attended the Victorious Festival on my behalf and here is what she had to say about it… A good weather forecast for a bank holiday … Continue reading

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We review 101 Things For Kids To Do Outside

What better time to review a book like 101 Things for Kids To Do Outside, than the summer holidays? Arriving a week into the break, when I was running out of ideas for less expensive entertainments, it was a very … Continue reading

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Fishbourne Roman Palace

Today we visited Fishbourne Roman Palace, just on the outskirts of Chichester, an easy drive from Portsmouth. Here you will find the largest collection of in-situ mosaic floors in Britain, laid around AD75-80, making them some of the oldest in … Continue reading

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Defend the Fort! A visit to Fort Nelson

Having spent so long listing Easter events and activities on the main Mumsnet Local Portsmouth and Hampshire sites, I thought it was about time I ventured out into the fresh air and actually went to see what was happening out … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty, Kings Theatre, Southsea

The Kings Theatre delivers a wonderful pantomime every year, and so I was delighted to be given the opportunity to review it this year. The story is that of Sleeping Beauty, one which we all know and love starring Helen … Continue reading

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Moby’s Kids Play & Party Venue

Last Sunday it was my son’s first birthday.  Having asked for recommendations for somewhere age appropriate to take him, someone suggested Moby’s which is a soft play centre in Fareham. I was told that they had an area for the under … Continue reading

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