Teether: Big Sis, Little Sis Tshirts

Teether: Big Sis, Little Sis Tshirts

Last week we saw these t-shirts advertised and I fell in love with them. As you can see from the pictures, the girls did too. How cute are they? The t-shirts are fantastic quality, they feel really soft and wash beautifully. I washed it on a 30 degree short wash and they came out as good as new (even after having beans down them). I didn’t tumble dry them or iron them as it’s best not to (you can iron…

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The Life I Lead at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

The Life I Lead at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Last night me and my friend Rachel headed to Birmingham Repertory Theatre to watch The Life I Lead, A new comedy by James Kettle. It was held in the Studio theatre which is well known for having quite intimate, touching and thought provoking shows. Miles Jupp was the performer in the show. Stand alone, with no one else accompanying him as he portrayed the life of David Tomlinson (the actor who played Mr Banks in Mary Poppins, the Professor Browne…

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Big Bounce

Big Bounce

I’ve often promoted Big Bounce events which are run by The Best Fun on my Facebook page. The idea of paying £7 per child (Adults £1) to have 90 minutes of Inflatable fun on a variety of slides, bouncy castles, obstacle courses, diddi car track and more, sounded amazing. You may remember my review of the pop up event Planet Inflata In Dudley which I gave rave reviews of. It was fantastic (if you want a reminder, check it out…

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The Cat in the Hat at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

The Cat in the Hat at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Dr. Seuss books are a firm favourite in our house and we purchased the whole collection of books when Matilda was just two years old. Nearly four years later and we still love the nonsensical and quite frankly kooky stories. The Cat in the Hat production at Birmingham Repertory Theatre is no different to the books; quirky, eccentric and very amusing. It is a wondrous production full of magic, circus skills and water pistols. One of those shows that you…

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Same Same… But Different (a Sonia Sabri Company Production at Birmingham Hippodrome)

Same Same… But Different (a Sonia Sabri Company Production at Birmingham Hippodrome)

We were kindly invited along to see Same Same… But Different a new production created and performed by the wonderful Sonia Sabri Company, at Birmingham Hippodrome for their Press Launch. My girls have always been huge fans of theatre shows, so they were incredibly excited to be going along to the theatre during their half term holiday. We headed to the theatre early as we had been told of an arts and crafts session pre show. The girls were chuffed…

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David Bintley’s Beauty and The Beast with Birmingham Royal Ballet

David Bintley’s Beauty and The Beast with Birmingham Royal Ballet

There’s just that something extra when you go to watch a ballet performance. I liken it to a bit of therapy. You get immersed into the story, the costumes, the movements, the ballet and of course, the fantastic score (by Royal Ballet Sinfonia). You forget the outside world and for the duration of the performance, you are completely captured by the performance on the stage. Birmingham Royal Ballets choice of show this season has won the public over. Beauty and…

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Summerhouse Bar and Grill

Summerhouse Bar and Grill

Summer House Bar and Grill is a newly refurbished Bar and Grill Restaurant serving both modern Indian and an international menu. When you click open the website www.summerhousebarandgrill.co.uk you are greeted with the caption “Food made with love” and after experiencing the food myself, I can vouch that it is true. The food is made with the finest ingredients; fresh, flavoursome and, well, utterly yummy. Me and my friend Meg headed here last Wednesday for a spot of lunch. Right…

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Blue/Orange at Birmingham Rep

Blue/Orange at Birmingham Rep

It has been a hectic week for Smallhousebigtrips as we moved house on Monday late afternoon (why don’t houses exchange in the morning?) And on Tuesday I headed to one of my favourite places, Birmingham Repertory Theatre with my friend Megan to watch Joe Penhall’s classic Blue/Orange, currently directed by Daniel Bailey. I had been looking forward to this show for quite a while (it is on until 16th Feb so be sure to get your tickets) and I had…

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Our love of streaming and watching the latest TV shows

Our love of streaming and watching the latest TV shows

My husband has just started making me watch a series he loved. (The remake of) Battlestar Galactica, which he found on Amazon Prime streaming service. Says he wants to watch it all again on HD or even on UHD which Amazon has. We watch a lot of stuff on streaming services, on our 4k led TV Panasonic. On Netflix we recently watched ‘You’ which we really enjoyed. On Amazon we also liked the first season of The Man In The…

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Snowplay Cubs at Snowdome Tamworth

Snowplay Cubs at Snowdome Tamworth

Location: Tamworth SnowDome, Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7ND Event: Snowplay Cubs (for ages 4 and below. They also do Snowplay for everyone aged 2+) Price: Adults £3.95, Juniors £7.95 For Jemimas birthday earlier in the month, we tried out Snowplay Cubs at Tamworth Snowdome. We had lots of fun in the snow, including tiny tubing which was great fun. Us adults even got to have a go (or three!). The session time is 30 minutes which we…

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