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Tips for watching films with children

We have just completed the Marvel film series and have watched many films overs the last few months (yay, lockdown!) It wasn’t a relaxing experience… Here are my top tips for coping with watching films with children: Let them choose the film. Don’t pick a film that you actually want to see or one you […]

#Blogmas18 day 13: top Christmas movies

Shock horror, but I am not a huge fan of Christmas movies! Die Hard (and 2) are fab as are Home Alone (and 2) but I would happily watch them at any time of year because I enjoy the action and comedy genres, not due to them featuring Christmas. Muppet Christmas Carol is brilliant and […]

#Blogtober18 day 13: movies you have watched a thousand times

I went through a bit of a lull after having children and rarely went to the cinema. Even now we go about 3 times a year as we enjoy watching at home (with wine and crisps/popcorn!) so are happy to wait for it to come out on DVD or be streamed. There are some films […]

Should we ban toy guns and other weapons?

When I was a child I didn’t play with guns. Swords: yes, but never guns. At Zach’s preschool there seems to be a high proportion of boys and every time I visit they are anxious to show me their sticks/constructed StickleBrick guns which are hurriedly transformed to ‘water pistols’ by the staff. Matthew and Anya […]

Movies (#Blogtober17 day 13)

This summer I took Matthew and Anya to the cinema for the first time and we watched Despicable Me 3. It was a big event for all of us and I was really pleased it went well (plus the film was hilarious with its 80s references and music!)   The film I am looking forward […]