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If you're stuck for Father's day ideas how about a picnic with the family. It's great for all ages. Toddlers can run around, teenagers lounge or play games and the adults can sit, eat and chat. Pack up some of his goodies, maybe choose a secret destination or even the garden and head outside. And to top it off why not give him a practical present, a PACMAT waterproof mat you can use on the day and for years to come? The Signature range comes in a lot of dad colours. See more here.

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It was Grandad's 80th. They live in Chester. We are in London. So we thought a great place to meet would be the Peak District. Beautiful scenery, good walks and a very pleasant place to stay.  Our rooms at the Isaak Walton Hotel looked out over a wonderful landscape. We could see people clambering up and down the hill like ants. All working hard. We had a lovely meal in the restaurant, a night cap in the cosy bar and got up early for a long walk while the Grand Parents had a look around the National Trust House, Ilam Park....

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We were thrilled to find ourselves in Vogue this month along side Lisa Williams from TantrumXYZ and Fount London. "Cool Mamas..." Read the article here

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"Wow What a brilliant picnic mat! I'm a busy working mum who loves taking my 4 young children out and this picnic mat is perfect. It's big enough for my family, is nice to sit on, my children love the pattern and I can just pop it in my hand bag and off we go! I have never found a large picnic mat before which folds up so small, this is a must buy!" Read more

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Mothers Day -

Now, with both children at secondary school, gone are the days of never ending love, home made cards, decorated shoe boxes and soggy toast in bed. It's embarrassing. My eldest got out of bed by the crack of 11 and to cycle to get a beautiful bunch of flowers and some deliciously fattening cake. My son plugged into the computer claiming he'd been very thoughtful and left me to sleep. We did manage to leave the house for a walk in the glorious sunshine. Bickering all the way. With a brief PACMAT picnic.  But the Laundry was quite a treat. One of my favourite local...

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