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Mother's Day Love

This week we have been talking to the mums of Instagram to find out what they are most looking forward to this Mother's Day. For Robyn the most special gesture would be "recieving a card with 'mummy' written on it as it took a long time and a lot of heart ache to finally have Albie, so for me it's such an amazing feeling to see the word mummy as I thought it may never happen!" (@albie_and_robyn) Sally writes "to be honest, I'm just looking forward to waking up, seeing the sunrise and cuddling my kids.  I'm most thankful for the things in life that are free; love, health, family - everything else is a bonus."  (@salbully) Madelon says "the...

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Toddler and Baby Holiday Hang-Outs

Half term and holiday activities for the littlest of people in London BoBo has been scanning the city of London to find some fresh places to take kids when school is out and freedom is calling . . . 1. The Idol Soft Toy Play Area, Abbey Leisure Centre, Barking Tired of uninspiring soft play areas?  Mess around in a work of art!  Artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Turner Prize nominated, created this soft play area in monochrome.  Time will merge and mix as you see glimpses of Greek myth aside sci-fi cyborgs in this hygiene and safety focused 21,000 sq. ft. area.  Hosts a separate area for baby play. Open Monday-Friday 10-6, Sat-Sun 9-6.30 http://createlondon.org/event/soft-play/ 2. Bach to Baby, across...

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The Story of St Valentine

The History of Valentine's Day:     Emperor Claudius was a war-waging tyrant in the 3rd Century, who found himself running out of soliders.  He believed that men did not want to fight because of their wives and children, and so banned marriage. Valentine was a priest who could not suppress his strong belief in love.  He therefore performed marriage ceremonies in secret for soldiers before they were sent off for war.Eventually, Valentine was discovered and sentenced to death.  Whilst in jail he fell in love with the blind daughter of his jailer.  He cured her blindness with his love and signed his last note to her 'From your Valentine'.  He was subjected to a three part execution by beating,...

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Sunshine Pancakes - Our Secret Recipe!

BoBo Buddies is sharing with the world our favourtie Sunshine Pancake recipe in time for tea tonight! What you need (for 2 servings) . . . 135g plain flour 1 tsp baking 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp caster sugar 130 ml milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 tbsp melted butter fruit for toppings Once you've got all these out of the cupboard . . . 1. Sift together flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt in a big bowl.  Whisk milk and egg together in a jug, then add melted butter. 2. Make a well in the flour and pour mixture in, with a fork beat into a smooth batter.  Let it stand. 3. Pans at the ready! Pancake time...

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