The “Mumblings” is a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

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Autumn Activities For Families in Poole

Autumn is my favourite time of year – the leaves falling from the trees, getting all cosy with a hot drink and generally just getting excited that Christmas is around the corner! But we’ve got so much to look forward to before Christmas – half term, Halloween, Bonfire night and conker season.  I know things…

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“What goes on behind closed doors….” Family mediation keeps it confidential. Guest blog by Laceys Solicitors

A recent court case has reaffirmed that in most cases Mediation notes or a Mediation Summary cannot be used as evidence in court proceedings. The confidentiality of the mediation discussions is central to the mediation process and one of the reasons why mediation works in so many cases.  Parties to a mediation are able to…

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Two Dorset based companies come together to make rugby fitness fun again

Bournemouth born Shuffle Up Games have partnered with Rippa Rugby to create a new rugby skills and fitness game. The game encourages young rugby players to get moving in an exciting way, whilst teaching core principles of strength and conditioning that are often neglected at grassroots level. Shuffle Up Games was founded by Gemma Coles,…

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Dragons and Mythical Beasts

At Lighthouse, Poole in October 2021. A new interactive show for the whole family. Enter into a magical world of myths and legends but Shh… don’t wake the dragon! Showing at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th October. “Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face…

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Mumbler’s summer reading recommendations with Nosy Crow

We all know how vitally important it is to read to your child when they are little. A good bed & book routine not only calms them and gives you the best chance of settling down for the night,  it’s also a really important time for you and your little one to bond and chill-out…

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Introducing My Chef Skills

Hi, my name is Jonny Ross. In pre-Coronavirus times I ran a successful music agency, supplying live acts for weddings and parties all over the UK. When the pandemic struck and the lockdowns happened, all my work came to a sudden halt! Pretty stressful, as I’m sure you can imagine. I’d always enjoyed cooking and…

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Extra Help for Families in Poole

Family life can be exhausting. Find out how to get a break with Extra Help. There’s no denying parenthood can be very tough at many stages during the journey. Whether it’s the new-born days or dealing with multiple kids of different ages, parents can often find themselves overwhelmed, and leave their own needs unattended.  We all…

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What’s OPEN NOW in Dorset and what will re-open soon

Opening dates for local attractions. And where to book your early bird tickets! This section will continue to be updated with the latest information. Last update: Thursday 1st April 2021. It can be confusing to plan the school holidays when attractions are due to re-open on different dates. To save you some time, we’ve done…

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What’s on for kids in Poole this Easter

Outdoors activities for kids this Easter in Poole and the rest of Dorset. The lockdown restrictions have been eased just in time for Easter! Of course, we still need to behave sensibly, but at least we can now leave our homes and enjoy some of the wonderful weather we’ve had recently. If you are looking…

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Dragons and Mythical Beasts competition!

Win a family ticket to watch the show at Lighthouse, Poole in Oct 2021.   Please note this competition is now closed.  It looks like we are finally moving out of the lockdown and life will slowly get back to normal – all being well. And to mark new beginnings,  Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the…

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