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Teenagers and screens 09/05/2022

How long should teenagers sleep?

There seems to be no middle ground with teens. They have the ability to stay up all night chatting with their friends or playing video games, but then trying to wake them in the morning is like trying to wake the dead. Furthermore, they can be grumpy or sullen during the day that seems to indicate that they are not getting adequate sleep yet when night-time falls they get their second wind. So it begs the question, how much sleep does a teenager need and how can you help to... Read More

14/03/2022

Top ten signs that Spring has sprung.

The weather is getting warmer, the sun is coming out and the days are getting longer. The gardens are buzzing with bees and awash with vibrant colours, it can only mean one thing. Spring has sprung! Here are 10 things to look forward to in springtime. Beautiful daffodils The daffodils are in full swing and brightening up gardens and park lands across the country. Did you know that daffodils were brought to Britain by the Romans and are the national flower of Wales? Daffodils are said to symbolise friendship but... Read More

Our Tweedle small double bed 07/03/2022

Small double beds: a guide to choose the best bed

Have you been thinking about getting a small double bed but have some questions about how to do this? We are here to help with this handy guide to choosing the best sized bed for your child. What is the difference between a single, small double and standard double bed? A UK standard single bed has a mattress measuring 90cm by 190cm and is the most popular children’s bed. The size of the bed itself depends on the headboard and footboard design and therefore will vary from model to model.... Read More

23/02/2021

Top ten science experiments to do with kids

Science week is nearly upon us, so it’s time for some fun science experiments at home that can satisfy the most curious of minds. Here are ten tried and tested experiments that you can do with the kiddies using everyday household items, some you can even eat – bonus! All of these experiments should be supervised by a friendly adult as some contain lit flames, boiling water and acids. 1) Orange Fizz Teaches Kids About: Chemistry Difficulty Level: Easy Messiness Level: Low Materials: An Orange or Clementine 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda Instructions: Cut... Read More

14/01/2022

Pocket money – everything you need to know

Pocket money can be a great way for teaching children the basics of managing money, teaching them to budget and save for items they want. However, how much pocket money you give, what age they receive it and whether you give it at all, totally depends on your family circumstances and values. Pocket money 101 Giving children pocket money helps them start learning about the value of money and simple money management. Children can learn that they need to save for items and that they cannot have it until they... Read More

08/12/2021

Top 10 family Christmas activities to get you in the festive spirit 🎄

Christmas is around the corner and we would like to share some of our favourite family Christmas activities that never fail to make us feel all festive and warm inside. Take a look at our top 10! 1. Read a Christmas story together 📖 The cosiest activity is snuggling up together under a blanket reading a festive book. Check out our blog recommending Christmas books for the season for inspiration. We love reading Christmas books throughout December and our household tradition is always to read “The Night before Christmas” on... Read More

05/12/2021

Getting ready for Christmas visitors!

We are all really hoping that this year can be a bit more sociable than Christmas 2020. We are overdue some glad tidings and spending quality time with our family and friends has to be top of the list. On the flip side, this means that visitors need to be fed, housed and entertained. If like many of us, you have almost forgotten what it takes to host a festive gathering, here are a few tips to get the house ready and to ensure a stress-free time is had by... Read More

01/12/2021

Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for kids

Looking for some good Christmas gifts for kids? Look no further!Keep reading for some ultimate gift ideas, but first, take a look at our new Christmas Collection! Filled with festive décor for your kid’s bedroom, it’ll have your home looking like a winter wonderland. Kid’s Gift Guide 2021 It’s that wonderful time of year again, where children open their advent calendars, Christmas adverts are lighting up our screens, and the weather is just about cold enough for us to eagerly await that first drop of snow.It’s an exciting time for... Read More

stir it up sunday 19/11/2021

Stir it up Sunday – festive activities for 2021

What is Stir it up Sunday? In the lead up to Christmas, usually on the last Sunday before Advent, we have the annual ‘Stir it up Sunday’, where families traditionally spend the day preparing their Christmas puddings! This year, it will take place on 21st November 2021 (this Sunday)! So, why not put on your favourite Christmas music, simmer some mulled wine and get ready for those festive feels, because we’re ‘stirring up’ the most Christmassy of ingredients this weekend… Not a fan of Christmas pudding? Don’t worry, you’re not... Read More

Black Friday at the Showroom 08/11/2021

Black Friday 2021

It’s the most shop-worthy time of the year! Black Friday is one of the busiest times in the world of retail, with online deals and in-store sales where you’re guaranteed to find yourself some bargain Christmas presents, discounted furniture and most likely, a very good excuse to treat yourself. When is Black Friday? Black Friday will take place on Friday 26th November, 2021. But be sure to keep your eyes peeled for those Black Friday deals early on, as most retailers will run their sale for at least a week!... Read More

04/11/2021

Cosy reading corners and best books for Autumn

We love Autumn, the golden light, crunching in the fallen leaves and making our homes as cosy as possible. When the temperature plummets and the wind picks up, there is something very special about snuggling down in a cosy reading nook with a blanket, some hot chocolate and a stack of your best books. Here at TCFC we read all kinds of stories, but the best ones are the ones that leave us feeling cosy on the inside when the weather outside is less than ideal. So, our very own... Read More