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.

Fear? Phobia?…..Delete & Start Again

Have you ever had an unhelpful thought that just continues on a loop or a seemingly over reaction to an ordinary situation? Many of us at times get a little stuck with ourselves and our thinking. Sometimes our thoughts seem to be on a loop that serves no purpose other than upsetting us or causing…

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Big Bear Bikes, Pickering

Bikes and the associated accessories are often a Christmas purchase. We popped along to Big Bear Bikes in Pickering to have a look. This was a great experience as they have a vast array of stock and very helpful staff. Here is a bit more about our experience… We started with trying helmets on both…

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Didi Rugby Review

Didi Rugby Review – Friday 5th October, Westow Cricket Club Minis Class Twelve toddlers, each armed with a mini rugby ball, running around Westow cricket Pavilion, sounds like the potential for mayhem! However, at this Didi rugby class, the energy and enthusiasm of the mixed group of children was channelled into fun and engaging exercises…

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Autumn in Dalby Forest

Dalby, the Great Yorkshire forest covers over 8,000 acres – perfect for fun, exploration, learning and adventure! There are walking and cycling trails for all abilities, exciting play areas, Go Ape, bike hire, learning walks, Highway Rat trail and an Enchanted Wood. To refuel, there are two cafes plus BBQ and picnic spots. At this…

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Where to pick your perfect pumpkin

If you’re looking for a family day out pumpkin picking, we’ve got the low down on where to go locally and further afield. The Balloon Tree What better way of choosing your perfect pumpkin, than actually choosing it from the field it was grown in?! The award winning Balloon Tree Farmshop has a unique take on…

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What you need to know about critical illness cover

Sometimes, life throws a curve ball you don’t expect – so it’s important to be ready. While life insurance is there to help your loved ones if you’re no longer around to look after them, critical illness cover is there to support you, too. It’s a type of insurance that pays out a tax-free lump…

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Vanessa’s Mini Musicians

What a lovely morning we had at Vanessa’s Mini Musicians class. On Thursdays, this is held at Westow Cricket Club, a great venue. We all introduced ourselves, including the Mummies, Grannies and carers. I’ve never been to a class where I’ve been asked my name, always just Eliza’s mum so that was nice. The class…

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Fun Palaces at libraries across Ryedale

Fun Palaces is both an ongoing campaign for culture at the heart of every community, and an annual weekend of action – arts, science, craft, tech, digital, heritage and sports events and activities – run by and for local communities. Fun Palaces weekend is the first weekend of October every year. The next Fun Palaces…

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Wilbur and Flops

What a lovely class learning about phonics. This week it was P. The format is great, everyone is welcomed using the hello song which introduces the concept of syllables, as well as giving the children time to warm up (always important for Eliza!). We then sang a number of rhymes and songs which were focused…

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The Sugar Solution

Donna Peters tells us more in her guest blog. It’s not news that we should all eat less sugar than we do, but what is quite shocking is that our children are eating their body weight in sugar each year. British children are some of biggest consumers of sugar in Europe. A study by scientists…

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