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Do you remember your first day at school?

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Do you remember your first day at school?

Do you remember your first day of school?My dad does;It took place a (politely unspecified) number of decades ago. He found himself, a child of four, surrounded by the mountains of the Lake District, dressed in a new grey cap and tucked-in uniform, standing on the steps of Burton Morewood Primary School. Snowflakes swirled around him as a confusing question swirled round his head; how do I get in?  He raised his hands repeatedly to the knocker and tapped it lightly against the wood. But no one answered. No one heard him. The register was taken inside and his name...

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3 Reasons Why Usain Bolt is “The Fastest Man in the World”

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3 Reasons Why Usain Bolt is “The Fastest Man in the World”

THE THOUGHT PROCESS... 205 Countries, 42 Sport Disciplines, 306 Events in 37 Venues, over 17 days; Welcome to the Rio Olympics 2016. But, before we plug in to watch this year’s great events, the adrenaline, drive and drama; before the medals arrive and the tears are shed, let’s pause for a moment to look at the unseen years of training, practice and discipline that these athletes have undertaken since childhood.Two days ago the world renowned Usain Bolt posted a photo of himself with a group of children from dangerous communities in Rio on his Instagram page. He’d invited them to...

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Top 10 Summer Toys

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Top 10 Summer Toys

Are you on the hunt for some fun things to do with the kids this summer? Are you looking for some new ideas to freshen up the holidays and make the most of the weather? We have put together a list of some of our most popular summer products (and some new products coming soon too) that we hope will give you some inspiration!1. Children’s Garden Tool Set: House of MarblesThis classic garden tool set includes a colourful metal trowel, two forks and a watering can and is housed in an equally colourful waterproof bag. It’s perfect for first time...

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Ode to a Website

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Ode to a Website

Pickles & Poppets are launching their new website in poetic style... Setting Sail Pickles and Poppets opened its doors In a wash of sea-green paint, It sells beautiful toys and material joys For the ages of nought to eight. Now online as well as the street, Our little ship has taken flight. So sweetly visit, O visit our sweet Freshly launched website. Our site, Our site! The Pickles and Poppets website.

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