A Spoonful of Sugar..

We give our kids healthy treats. They don’t drink fizzy drinks, they don’t eat chocolate or sweets – only dried fruit. We are good mothers.

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Or are we? Actually, we are not according to a brilliant film ‘That Sugar Film’ by Damon Gameau. Join me on Saturday November 7th at the next Smart Thinking For Kids UrbanExplorer event for all the family. The film will be screened and discussed in a Q&A with not only the director himself, but also a panel of experts including the sickeningly healthy looking and beautiful sisters from Hemsley + Hemsley, Merrilees Parker and others.

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The film is a documentary about one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves.

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‘That Sugar Film’ will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food. Here’s a snippet.

Tickets are from £10 which includes a treat bag and a kids goody bag and trust me, this will be the best money you spend this year after all, it’s not just for this screening, it’s for life! Get busy!

KidZania is Insania!

Whilst you’re finally through HTH (Half Term Hell) I thought I would introduce you to the best thing to happen to kids since Disneyland, Universal and all those now, rather MEH kids adventure parks so that school holidays at home, need never be painful again. KidZania.

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This is from KidZania Seoul

Those of you who live in West London, may have seen some rather strange goings on, on top of Westfield shopping centre over the last year. This will explain it. This child-size city is the equivalent in size to Leicester Square, with the ceiling height of Heathrow Terminal Five, and is the UK’s first Educational Entertainment Experience.

KidZania London is a real-life introduction to the world of work, representing experiential learning at its very best, where children begin to understand and learn for themselves the nature of work, the diversity and function of businesses, and its overall contribution to well-being and prosperity in our world today – all in a way that is quite the opposite of boring.

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Festival Chic

I am not going to lie to you. I am not a festival goer. Too old. Too fussy. Too scared of creepy crawlies scuttling across my face at night – or possibly dangling into my mouth – aaaaargh. But but but – what I do like, is shopping. So I bring you my top 10 Festival picks! Let’s go…

1. The beginning of any great kids outfit is Smalls. Made with super soft Merino Wool – don’t freak – keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer and best of all can be worn for days on end without  smelling. Spot on for festivals I say! Vest £26.95.

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2. With the glorious British weather, one cannot take a risk. You need a showerproof option! But it needs to be stylish of course. If the weather gives you lemons – your girl is well catered for with this little number by Next from £28.

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