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An Open Letter To Gin Fund (& Beyond) – Your #boxofkindness Changed My Life

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When Gin Funder, M, posted in the Mummy's Gin Fund Facebook group asking for advice about how to cope with trying to make Christmas special for her children after such a traumatic childhood, none...
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Review: Sparky the Elf and the Secret Toyshop in Romford, Essex

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** We were delighted to be invited to the brilliant Sparky the Elf and the Secret Toyshop in Romford, Essex this week ** Gin Funder, Kathy Yeoman-Owens, and her son, Sam, were lucky enough to...
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A letter to my younger self… being married to an alcoholic

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A letter to my younger self... being married to an alcoholic   To my sweet, naive and patient younger self,  It’s not your fault. It is not your fault your husband is an alcoholic. I know you...
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MGF Christmas Gift Appeal – WE NEED YOU PLEASE!

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As part of #KNOWvember - a whole month of face to face meet ups to encourage friendship and reduce isolation - we are delighted to launch our ** MGF Christmas Gift Appeal ** For the...

REVIEWS OF FABULOUS PLACES, SHOWS AND THINGS

Review: Sparky the Elf and the Secret Toyshop in Romford, Essex

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** We were delighted to be invited to the brilliant Sparky the Elf and the Secret Toyshop in Romford, Essex this week ** Gin Funder,...

Review: Three Sat under the Banyan Tree – Polka Theatre, Wimbledon.

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Running Fri 28 Sep – Sun 21 Oct I was a little apprehensive before the performance that the use of masks, a paired back set...

Farts, Flossing and Fabulousness: Our Review of Gangsta Granny at the...

‘It’s time to get Britain DANCING!’ declares a rather more fun version of our very own Queen Liz in this fantastically slick production of...

Review: The Everywhere Bear, The Polka Theatre, Wimbledon (5 stars!)

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Mini Cheek, aged 5, is walking down the road towards South Wimbledon tube station alternating between going backwards, being a robot and not standing...

REVIEW: Ministry of Christmas Santa Visit

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the big man himself, would it? There are so many versions of Santa and his grotto around...

Review: Soft Play Party At Gambado, Beckenham

When we told the children we were leaving London for a life by the sea, they were pretty devastated to be leaving their friends....

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