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The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you. Please submit it to us via the ‘contact us’ page.

Here are the links to some more blogs that mumbler loves

North and Soul by our very own mumbler, Gillian Bruce.

The Future of Downs Written by an amazing and inspirational friend of Mumbler, Helen Kingdon.

Shrinking Violet in the ‘gate A fantastic local lifestyle local blog. Check out the article about Mumbler! (biased? Us?!)

Areyoukiddingney Another of our amazing Mumbler mums, Elizabeth Dimelow.

Thumbelina by Norwich Puppet Theatre

Sponsored Advertorial Post We are thrilled to be welcoming the Norwich Puppet Theatre into Town Close for a special performance of the traditional tale ‘Thumbelina’. This playful tale of a girl no bigger than a thumb is based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson and offers children aged 2 and upwards a wonderful introduction to…

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Batch Cooking for Busy Parents

Not enough hours in the day to think about food? Juggling work, children, housework and cooking? Recently, a lovely member of the Norwich Mumbler chat group asked for ideas for batch cooking and we’ve had so many replies, we thought we’d share it on the website too. It’s definitely prompted me to get the slow cooker…

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Summer-born School Admissions sending summer-borns to school at 5 rather than 4

Original post written in January 2019 Information regarding school reception deferral in 2020 can be found on the Norfolk county council website here:  https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/-/media/norfolk/downloads/education-learning/admissions/guidance-on-deferring-a-reception-place-2020-21.pdf?la=en&hash=C4E5BB12AB5A0F7D927D1602F61E4AFED3B59847   ——————————————————————————————————- The deadline for school applications is looming.  This time last year we were filling in the application for Mini Mumbler, who would be 4 and 2 weeks when she…

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Norfolk Reception Admissions 2020

****Intro by Katrin written in 2019, but all information below is relevant to 2020 admissions.* This time last year it was our turn to fill out the application form for Mini Mumbler to start school in September 2017 (I did it two nights before the deadline – haha!) and even though I was a Reception…

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Annual passes and memberships for families in Norwich

Annual Passes and Memberships: Updated *Liz Post* Each year, the Grandparents give us money to buy an activity or membership for the whole family; this works well for them as they have 9 grandchildren spanning from ages 1 -14, and quite frankly, it’s getting tricky to choose the right gift! There are lots of amazing…

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The 12 Tech Tips of Christmas

Guest blog from The E-Safety Office   With Christmas a stones throw away, it has probably been a busy time for parents buying presents and making sure that they will have happy faces on Christmas Day morning. Whilst traditional toys such as Lego, board games and character figures are still popular, there are an increasing…

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What’s On: Christmas Film Guide

An handy guide to What’s On for families from now until the New Year!   🎄Monday 23rd December 🎄 Moomins on the Riviera – 6:00am: Channel 4 The Rugrats Movie – 7:20am: Channel 4 The Croods – 9:00am: BBC1 Spy Kids  -10:25am: ITV2 Kung Fu Panda – 10:30:  BBC1 The Mummy Returns – 11:25am: ITV Donkeys…

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Ideal places to see Norfolk seals in winter

A trip to see the Seals in Norfolk is one of those ‘Wow’ moments. The largest grey seal colony in England is at Blakeney Point where you can take a boat trip to make the most of the view. Or you could walk the dunes at Horsey Gap.  Wrap up warm, take your baby slings…

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Mumbler Reviews: The Snowman and The Snowdog Brick Live Tour

Sponsored Mumbler Review If your child loves to follow a trail, this one might top the lot. A total of 16 Lego models based on the story of The Snowman and The Snowdog, including 4 giant models made from thousands of bricks. From 30th November 2019 to 5th January 2020, visitors at Banham Zoo will…

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Card Factory’s Top 10 Personalised Gifts

Sponsored Mumbler Blog Choosing a gift can be a minefield. I don’t want to waste money, I don’t want excessive plastic and most importantly, I want the recipient to genuinely love it. For family & friends a bit of personalisation is always a winner however I’ve found that some of the “famous” brand names that…

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