The “Mumblings” is 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.



Talbot Woods – A hidden gem in Poole!

Talbot Woods in Poole is the perfect place for a family nature adventure. And it’s FREE! As a family, we love nature walks. And there’s no wonder since we have two absolutely feral children and a very energetic dog. A good walk somewhere we can let the little people and hound loose is always a…

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How to become a planet-friendly home 🌱… without spending a fortune

Family-friendly ideas that don’t cost the earth in Dorset. Back in May 2019, the UK Parliament declared an environmental crisis, a significant move that has prompted many households to review their daily lives and take action to reduce carbon footprint. If you’d like to read more about the Parliament’s decision, you’ll find the BBC’s story…

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Christmas comes to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole!

Kids of all ages (even the big ones!) can officially indulge their love of Christmas as the festive season kicks off across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole from today. Residents and visitors to Bournemouth can marvel in delight at the twinkling lights of over 100 festive-themed illuminations lighting up the night sky, as Christmas Tree Wonderland opens today,…

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The Great Christmas Bake Off!

We just love baking at Mumbler – an activity you can do with kids of any age and (usually!) end up with something pretty delicious at the end of it!  So we’ve put together some of our favourite Christmas recipes for you all to have a go at: Christmas Pudding Rocky Road Seriously how good…

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Introducing Functional Skills Level 2: Helping you achieve the equivalent of grade C or level 4 in Maths and English.

 Are you interested in going to University, an apprenticeship, or into policing or nursing; The minimum entry grade for most places is a C, equivalent to a level 4 for Maths and English. To gain this qualification we would recommend sitting the Functional Skills Level 2 Exam with Pass Functional Skills. These exams are Ofqual approved which is the highest level…

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Autumn Activities For Families in Poole

Autumn is my favourite time of year – the leaves falling from the trees, getting all cosy with a hot drink and generally just getting excited that Christmas is around the corner! But we’ve got so much to look forward to before Christmas – half term, Halloween, Bonfire night and conker season.  I know things…

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“What goes on behind closed doors….” Family mediation keeps it confidential. Guest blog by Laceys Solicitors

A recent court case has reaffirmed that in most cases Mediation notes or a Mediation Summary cannot be used as evidence in court proceedings. The confidentiality of the mediation discussions is central to the mediation process and one of the reasons why mediation works in so many cases.  Parties to a mediation are able to…

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Mumbler’s summer reading recommendations with Nosy Crow

We all know how vitally important it is to read to your child when they are little. A good bed & book routine not only calms them and gives you the best chance of settling down for the night,  it’s also a really important time for you and your little one to bond and chill-out…

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Introducing My Chef Skills

Hi, my name is Jonny Ross. In pre-Coronavirus times I ran a successful music agency, supplying live acts for weddings and parties all over the UK. When the pandemic struck and the lockdowns happened, all my work came to a sudden halt! Pretty stressful, as I’m sure you can imagine. I’d always enjoyed cooking and…

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Extra Help for Families in Poole

Family life can be exhausting. Find out how to get a break with Extra Help. There’s no denying parenthood can be very tough at many stages during the journey. Whether it’s the new-born days or dealing with multiple kids of different ages, parents can often find themselves overwhelmed, and leave their own needs unattended.  We all…

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