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.

Meet Holly

Christmas and New Year can be magical times…but for some young people – like Holly – its just that time of year when the evenings are getting darker and colder – so its not great to be hanging out on your own, whether in town or in the park or playground.   That’s what Holly…

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Christmas Family Traditions

We all have our own Christmas Traditions, whether they stem from your own childhood or are something new you have started since having kids. It can really add to the magic and excitement of Christmas. In our house, we decorate the tree together, advent calendars are important, together with some crafting and we enjoy decorating…

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Christmas Crafts!

Christmas should be about spending time together, you can have fun at home making the house look festive without breaking the bank….here are some ideas that we have either tried and tested or will be this Christmas. Salt dough decorations. Easy and lots of fun plus you get something for your tree or to give…

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A new community-led initiative, which has been supported by Coast and Vale Community Action’s Totally Socially project, is being launched to tackle the issue of waste food in Malton and Norton. The Ryedale Free Fridge is being developed to enable residents and businesses to share surplus food.  Anyone who wants to will be able to…

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Christmas TV!

Here’s a handy guide split out by day, time and channel – set the Sky Plus, it could buy you a lot of time…. 🎄Saturday 15th December🎄 Nativity 3: Dude Wheres My Donkey? – 12.45-2.55 Channel 5 101 Dalmations – 2.55-5.05pm Channel 5 Miracle on 34th Street – 3.10-5.00 pm Channel 4 Star Wars Episode…

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Our visit to Tong Garden Centre

This year, we decided to visit Tong Garden Centre to see Father Christmas. It is situated to the west of Leeds so is perfect for meeting friends from West Yorkshire. Easy to get to and approx an hour from Malton. As you can expect, Henry and Eliza were excited! We got there early as we…

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Local Handmade Gifts

Here are a few lovely local handmade gifts available in our area. Mostly, they have facebook pages and are easily contactable. Happy to add more…. Handmade with love for Hattie and Jack Handmade material notice boards. Stay at home parent trying to keep the kids in clothes 😂 Small are 30cm x 40cm £12 Large…

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Mumbler Tried and Tested Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

If like us, you started the Elf on the Shelf tradition last year, or are thinking of starting this year, this blog might come in useful! *Warning* If you decide to start Elf on the Shelf this year once you have started there is no going back – you have 23 more days to complete! …

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Alice in Wonderland at Stephen Joseph Theatre

Thursday 6th to Sunday 30th December 2018 A brand new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland with a local setting and a big sprinkle of Christmas will burst onto the stage at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre this December. Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s classic novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking-Glass, Nick Lane’s Alice…

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Christmas at The Mile Pocklington

The Mile Pocklington is a family owned and run business, located just a few minutes from Pocklington town centre – on The Mile (a road which heads towards Millington) – it is perfect for families, ramblers, cyclists, shoppers and dog walkers. I popped in recently with my little one to find out what they have…

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