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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Super-Spies are plotting a Zoom with a view in Poole

Calling all home schooling families and observant young people… Super-Spies are back, and their latest mission brings them to Poole, but they need your help! Devised by Dorset-based Angel Exit Theatre, Associate Artists at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, Super-Spies In Lockdown is an interactive performance game that plays out across two 20-30 minute sessions with Angel Exit on a private, secure Zoom…

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What’s on this week – FREE virtual activities for the whole family

Free virtual classes for the whole family. Arts, fitness and wellbeing, science and much more.    Last updated: Monday 1st June 2020 Social distancing is hard for most people, but particularly for families with young children because they have a natural need to socialise. Often parents feel the need to fill in the gaps left…

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Family Walks in Poole: Hidden Gems You Might Not Know About

Nature spots in Poole and nearby, perfect for a family day out If you’ve been keeping an eye on the news lately, you will have seen photos of overcrowded beaches alongside warnings to avoid public areas if you intend to follow the current social distancing restrictions. But not all public areas are as popular and…

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Science Experiments for Children – Part 3

Big Bang Science is back for a few more final experiments and to tell you some exciting news! This is the third guest blog written by Big Bang Science in Dorset. You can find the first blog here and the second blog here.  *** It’s been a funny old couple of week for many of…

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Local mum commissioned to write a song to celebrate Lighthouse, Poole

The song aims to celebrate the important role that music has played at Lighthouse, Poole over the years Lorna Rees of Gobbledegook Theatre, and the winner of last Saturday’s Coronavision Song Contest 2020* has been commissioned by Lighthouse, Poole to write a song ‘in celebration of the part popular music has played in its rich history…

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New technology allows social distancing in pubs, cafes and restaurants in Dorset

Wondering how social distancing is going to work in pubs, cafes and restaurants? A local business is already making this possible in Dorset. There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has had a significant effect on the way people go about every aspect of their lives. Businesses around the world are now facing the possibility of things…

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What has reopened in Dorset – COVID-19 Update

Parks, attractions and other facilities now open in Poole, Bournemouth and the rest of Dorset Following the latest update by the UK Government on the COVID-19 pandemic, many local facilities and attractions are re-opening their doors. Find here a list of services that have now resumed and further important information. Updated daily. Last update: Monday…

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Science Experiments for Children: Easy activities you can do at home – Part 2

Easy, mess-free science experiments for children to do at home, using only a few ingredients This is the second blog by our guest blogger Big Bang Science. If you haven’t read the first one, you can find it here.  *** Wow, what another wonderful week of weather! We have certainly been blessed with hot sunny…

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COVID-19: Latest Update

The latest guideline on COVID-19. Find here a quick summary based on the latest government advice.  Updated on Tuesday 12th May 2020 Special thanks to our sister site East Cheshire Mumbler for putting this summary together.  Boris Johnson made an announcement on Sunday 10th May to set out the next steps in the UK’s fight…

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Introducing the new Joe Browns homeware collection!

Which, much like our clothing collection, celebrates being a true individual.    Free P&P on your orders using the code: MUMFPP20 Exclusive to Mumbler.  We believe in living life within a truly unique way, and this vision is no different for our homes. We’ve created two fantastic homeware ranges, that help our customers to create…

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