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Educational Play with Schleich I'm a big fan of learning through play. Unforced educational play. I'm not a teacher and I don't want to be. I want my children to naturally learn whilst they are having fun. When I was contacted recently...

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Say Eh-Oh to the new Teletubbies toys! There back!! Teletubbies made a joyous return to CBeebies last year, and this year marks the launch of the new range of toys. As you know I was sent a box just before Christmas, and today I can finally...

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Travel: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough Last weekend Nana and I took a rather lengthy journey north for a night away at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel in Scarborough, with Little Dude in tow. The Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is a luxurious country hotel...

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A Place To Enjoy My Garden I love my garden. I love the fact that I have a garden, especially with the recent gorgeous weather we've been having. Whilst I have a pretty compact garden, there's a lot going on out there. Plants, fruit...

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Cuddles With Ben Cohen Some days I have a really difficult job. Days like this for example. *Ahem* That rather nice young man is former rugby player Ben Cohen. Ben is a bit of an expert when it comes to cuddles. He has...

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Guest Post: Learning The Risks Of Driving

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Guest Post, Information | Posted on 16-01-2014

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When embarking on learning to drive you need to learn to be confident, while being aware of the dangers. This time of year it is even more important as the harsh weather sets in. A recent interview conducted by Gary Lineker for ingenie shows just how devastating a car accident can be.

Gary interviewed Sophie Morgan who was paralysed at 18 years old, having only passed her test just six months before. She now campaigns to raise awareness in young people as they begin their journey in to becoming a fully-fledged driver. Watch her tell her detailed and harrowing account of how this accident changed her life forever…

Once you get behind the wheel, you put lives in your hands. Driving is dangerous. Fact! Be aware of yourself, your surroundings, including those around you, and those around other road users, and most of all, stay safe.

Guest Post: Are You A Mercedes Mummy?

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Guest Post | Posted on 28-10-2013

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Busy mothers know better than anyone just how helpful modern technology can be.

When you’ve got a million and one things to do, with one child bawling in your arms, another one tugging at your skirt and the third engaged in smearing mud up the walls, anything that can take something off your to-do list or merely reduce the amount of stress you are suffering from is very much appreciated. Quite simply, the little gizmos and gadgets that scientists and other innovative people are able to create can make a huge difference to your life. The same is true of cars.

Mercedes showcase the very best in automotive innovation. From producing the first ever motor car in 1886 right through to pioneering the development of both seatbelts and airbags inventiveness is the hallmark of Mercedes; as synonymous with the brand as salt is with vinegar. This still applies in 2013. Mercedes are fully committed to pushing the boundaries, to testing the limits of technology, making your car better and your life easier. Even though it might seem hard to improve on anything, every little tweak could make a big difference – even if it saves just five minutes of your day or takes one troublesome thought out of your head.

Any mother knows just how vitally important family cars are in their day to day lives. In ferrying your children to sports practice, doing the school run, doing the weekly shop and all manner of other chores, you are more often than not to be found at the wheel. So mums tend to spend a lot of time in the car – more than they might like to admit, perhaps – and that means it becomes a home from home.

When you spend a lot of time in a particular place, you personalise it. You add your own touch, make it your own. If you had to work abroad temporarily and spend four months in a hotel room, you’d take photographs of your family with you, scatter your things about, make it feel like home. Why should your car be any different?

Competition: Best Driving Views

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Competition, Information | Posted on 26-09-2013

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I’m sure over the course of the summer you’ve been doing a lot of driving, whether it be on holiday or visiting family and friends. Have you seen anything amazing from the comfort of your car? Did you take a photograph? Well if you did you might want to enter this competition in association with Carcraft to win a brand new Nikon Coolpix S3500 Digital Camera. They want to see your photos of the best driving view – taken safely and legally of course – and an explanation as to WHY you think its the best view, whether it be near your home or on the other side of the world.

I know a lot of you are keen photographers and I’ve seen some of the amazing shots you’ve taken for your own blogs. Now’s the time to dig out you very best and enter it to win this great prize. Entering is really easy too.

There are three methods to enter. You will get one entry per method, and you can enter using all three methods to get three entries. So if you do use all three methods, you will have a higher chance of winning!

• Email us your photo to marketing@carcraft.co.uk
• Tweet us your photo with the hashtag #VROOMwithaview
• Post your photo on your blog/website with a link back to the Carcraft website

If you email and/or blog about the competition please tell us in no more than 200 words why your driving view should win our competition and what it means to you.

You have until the 15th October 2013 to enter this competition and the winner will be announced on Monday 21st October 2013.