New Land of the Lions at London Zoo

During the school holidays we were lucky enough to be invited to see the brand new Asiatic lion exhibit at ZSL London Zoo which was officially opened by HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Lionesses Indi, Rubi and Heidi  are the stars of the Land of the Lions which is a £5.2m development that has been created to transport visitors from the heart of London to the vibrant setting of Sasan Gir in Gujarat, India – the last remaining stronghold of Asiatic lions – and bring visitors closer than ever to the big cats. Covering an expanse of… Continue Reading “New Land of the Lions at London Zoo”

Kids Take Over: Drayton Manor Recruiting for a New Board

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Calling all budding business leaders and entrepreneurs – if you think you have the next Sir Alan Sugar in your midst, a young Deborah Meaden or a budding Richard Branson in the making, Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire is looking for you as it launches its hunt to find eight new child directors for its board, where they can hone their skills for later in life to take over the world! As the family who own and run the park take a back seat for the season, they want the child directors to really get involved in helping to shape… Continue Reading “Kids Take Over: Drayton Manor Recruiting for a New Board”

What to do if you breakdown in your car!

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Last week I broke down on the side of a busy ‘A’ road and I have to admit it was one of the scariest experiences of my life as the car literally shook as lorries thundered past. I am just thankful that my common sense kicked in and I got the kids out of the car and put them high up on the bank, out-of-the-way of danger as I later found out from a police officer that hundreds of people die each year by staying in their car and it getting hit. After posting about my car breaking down I… Continue Reading “What to do if you breakdown in your car!”

Are you really covered if you Breakdown with cover from your Bank?

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If you follow my other blog you will know that this week we had to cancel our holiday as our car broke down on the side of the A30 in Devon. I bank with the Halifax who offer UK breakdown cover with their ultimate reward current account and was always confident that I had cover in case of an emergency such as this, but, along with hundreds of other people I discovered that my cover was not worth the paper it was written on. The service with my bank includes: Roadside assistance for mechanical breakdown. Home service. Recovery of the vehicle, driver,… Continue Reading “Are you really covered if you Breakdown with cover from your Bank?”