Author: Cheshire Claire

Review: War Horse at The Lowry Theatre, Salford

Last night my 11yo and I headed to The Lowry to watch War Horse. We’ve read the book and seen the film and heard great things about the show. The performance exceeded all expectations, it was absolutely incredible and received a well deserved standing ovation at the end. The horses are puppets this is not a puppet show. The horses capture everything equine accurately. From the very beginning I forgot they are not real animals and by the interval I found myself reaching for the tissues! Originally a children’s book by Michael Morpugo, War Horse takes audiences on an...

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10 Best Summer Road Trips

Maybe it was my childhood holidays from Cheshire to Cornwall and family driving holidays to France, but I do love a road trip. Over the years I’ve done Manchester to Monte Carlo, the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to San Diego and round through Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Lake Tahoe and back to San Francisco. Now with kids in tow our annual staycation in Cornwall from Cheshire is a 600 mile round trip that is as much a part of the adventure as the fortnight in the middle. Road trips are good for the soul....

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War Horse Gallops Back On Stage At The Lowry

I’m excited to be taking my 11yo to see the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse which is returning to The Lowry next week (Wed 13 – Sat 30 June 2018). My son has read Michael Morpurgo’s book, listened to the audio and also watched the movie so I’m excited for a little mum and son time and to be seeing the acclaimed  show which has been seen by over seven million people worldwide! Wow! War Horse is the heart-warming tale of Albert Narracott, his beloved horse Joey and their extraordinary journey through the First World War. Thomas Dennis will play the central role...

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Identifying the Dirtiest Places Within Your Home

It doesn’t matter how often you clean your home, there are always going to be certain areas that are dirtier than any other. This is often due to the amount that these areas are used, as well as the purpose that they are used for. It’s so easy to overlook certain areas and think that they are clean, but this can have negative impacts on your family’s health, so it’s important to know exactly where in your home is often the dirtiest and keep on top of cleaning it. The Bedroom Believe it or not, the bedroom is actually...

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3 Key Ways to Make Your Student Room Feel More Homely

Moving into a new room at boarding school, college or university can be a very daunting experience, especially if you’ve never lived anywhere but home before. You’ve done the hardest part by putting 100% into your work and getting to where you are now, so it’s time to enjoy yourself and create a room that you’re going to feel at home and comfortable in. If you’re unsure of how to do this, hopefully these useful tips will inspire you and help you create the perfect space for you to wind down and relax in. Make Sure it’s Clean and...

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