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This season is all about animal prints, grandad knits and checks. So whether you’re team spot or team stripe, the good thing is, you can’t go wrong!   We can’t get enough of the season’s beautiful prints, and there are so many fabulous finds in Bligh’s Meadow. To help, we’ve picked out a few of our favourites for you, him, and your littles ones below. And the best thing? Prices are falling in the Autumn Sale!   We love this Caramel Check Trench from Phase Eight.            

As you can imagine, half term is jam-packed with fun halloween-themed events happening this October. To make life a little easier (honestly, we get it!) we’ve done a handy little round-up for you below – just click on the links of each event to find out more: SPOOKY HALF TERM AT PENSHURST PLACE 20th – 28th Oct: Trail 10.30am – 6pm | Children’s Crafts 11am – 4pm TERRIFYING TREE TRAIL AT EMMETTS GARDENS 20th Oct – 4th Nov, 10am – 4pm THE ADDAMS FAMILY THEMED EVENT 20th – 28th Oct – 10am

Why start swimming with your baby from an early age and what to look for when choosing a swim school Your baby was born with the natural ability to swim and to hold their breath underwater and after 9 months in the fluid environment of Mummy’s tummy are very ready to begin learning that incredible life skill of swimming. What’s more, learning that life saving skill can also be great for fun, fitness and relaxation for both baby and parent. There are many baby swim schools available and by finding

After deciding what should happen to the children, reaching an agreement on financial arrangements is usually the biggest challenge when getting divorced. The relief you feel when an agreement is finally struck can be overwhelming, particularly if you are the person who will have to fund it. Knowing what your former spouse is entitled to and the steps you will need to take to ensure they are paid can provide much needed certainty in a time of inevitable turbulence.   But what happens if, years later, your former wife or

Baby Broadway recently held their first performance in Sevenoaks and we were invited to review the show! The Stag Plaza is a great location for these performances as it’s spacious and on ground level meaning no queuing for the lifts with buggies etc. The show was 45 minutes long and (as the name suggests) full of famous show/movie tunes (The Frozen montage seemed a particular favourite!) sung by true professionals. The atmosphere was lovely and relaxed (in terms of children running/crawling about not being a problem!) and the interactive nature

The benefits of using a local conveyancer with the right expertise and contacts You have found the house of your dreams and secured the funding necessary to buy it. All you need to do now is find a conveyancer, but who should you use? The one recommended by the estate agent or your bank or building society? What about an online provider? There are numerous possibilities, but as Jane Bohill, residential property expert at Warners Solicitors in Sevenoaks explains, in her view there is no substitute for using a local

In celebration of British Pie Week, we asked the lovely lot at The Bricklayers Arms in Chipstead to create a pie recipe just for us! Ingredients –Pie filling 500g of good quality diced stewing steak Salt & pepper 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion finely chopped 2 carrots chopped 1 Tbsp cornflour 250ml dark beer (Harvey’s Old Ale) Few sprigs of thyme 180g whole button mushrooms 1 beef stock cube dissolved in 400ml of water 1 free range egg, beaten Pastry 125g Plain Flour Pinch of salt 60g cubed butter

What a lucky bunch of mums we are…. we’ve really enjoyed reading about all the lovely Mother’s Day gifts you’ve received and given – thank you for sharing! The lucky lady who wins afternoon tea for two at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens is Jennifer Rasteiro! Congratulations to you & thank you again to everyone who took part. Interested in more family-friendly places to visit? Don’t forget to check our directory listings for ideas.

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