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.

‘Clearance’ Parent & Baby Mornings at John Lewis

Join John Lewis York for two special Parent and Baby mornings that we will be hosting this week between 9.30 and 11am on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd. This will give parents an opportunity to look at all the fantastic offers we will be hosting across our Clearance period. Join us across the Clearance period…

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Bugs, Glorious Bugs!

Kids love digging up a few good bugs to play with – even if it makes the rest of us squeamish. And during National Insect Week (June 18-24), it’s the perfect time to celebrate our wriggly, buzzing, flying and crawling little friends. From crafts and activity sheets to getting your hands dirty with a magnifying…

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Field to Fork, Part 1

As you drive round the countryside, you are looking at England’s larder as this is where food production starts. At this time of year, the crops are changing as they start to get ready and will soon be harvested, usually, weather permitting in mid to late July, August and into September. Something I feel very…

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Coeliac disease in children-recognising the signs

A warm, sunny July morning. 6 week old baby in one arm, preparing my 4 year olds breakfast with the other (a bowl of Weetabix – adding the milk seconds before delivering it to the table so as “not too soggy, not too hard”…ffs) I remember the moment Peggy first showed symptoms of Coeliac Disease…

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A tree to celebrate every baby born in York

  If you have had a new baby born in 2018 or are expecting on this year or in 2019, CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD WISHES. The Rotary in York are offering to provide, plant and maintain a tree on a site in York to commemorate your new arrival. How fantastic! There is NO COST to you, the…

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LEAF Open Farm Sunday on 10th June 2018

LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day. Visit a farm on Open Farm Sunday on 10th June and discover the world of farming. Find out about the story behind our food and how farming affects our everyday lives. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand…

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The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in Scarborough is gearing up for it’s biggest Performing Arts Summer School yet, as this year the organisation takes on the challenge of preparing Disney’s smash-hit West End Musical, Aladdin! PQA Summer Schools are 5 to 6 day performing arts experiences for children and young people. Young performers…

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Mumbler reviews ‘Brewtown Tours’ just in time for Father’s Day…

This is an advertorial blog from Brewtown Tours. Brewtown Tours offers beer lovers the chance to visit some of the best breweries in the county. Tours are all inclusive, with Mark from Brewtown doing the driving, taking you to breweries in either York or Leeds where you can meet the brewers, learn more about the…

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Pick Your Own

A lovely activity with the kids is Pick Your Own and what’s more, it encourages them to eat healthily too. It is also a great way to support local businesses. This week, we visited The Balloon Tree at Gate Helmsley and picked some beautiful strawberries. Even on a wet day, you can pick under cover…

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National Bookstart Week 4 – 10 June 2018

It’s National Bookstart Week this week (4th-10th June 2018) – the BookTrust’s annual celebration of the joys and benefits of sharing books, stories and rhymes from as early an age as possible. There are some lovely things going on in libraries across North Yorkshire with this one specifically in our area. Malton Library Storytime Wednesday…

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