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This Girl Can

January 19th, 2015 5:03 pm


Sport England has created a national campaign entitled ‘This Girl Can’, which celebrates active women of all shapes, sizes, abilities and ethnicity. These women are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red and sweaty their faces get.

This inspiring campaign is here to hopefully encourage women to wiggle and jiggle, move, and prove that the fear of judgement is a barrier that can be overcome.

It is refreshing to see an advert that is aimed at women, to encourage them to get active and fit for all the right reasons instead of trying to alter their body image dramatically and dangerously. The video below is inspirational, motivational and representative of every girl that is active up and down the UK. Its aim is not just about weight loss or crazy dieting techniques- as it proves , it’s about sweating it out, exercising without judgement and having fun with it whilst getting strong and fit.

The video was only published on 12 January and it’s already had over 2 million views on YouTube proving just how powerful this message really is.

Any woman can set her own goals and challenge herself whether her thing is Zumba, Netball, Running or Yoga. We believe, as well as This Girl Can that it’s about having fun and maintaining a positive and healthy attitude towards sport and your body image. Nothing should ever be about how to simply achieve a narrow beauty standard that is classed as the norm in today’s society. It finally seems like more people in positions of influence and power are realising this. We fully support this brilliant campaign and can’t wait to see more.




Miniature Golden Globe looks

January 16th, 2015 4:58 pm


A New York photographer who recreates Hollywoods red carpet best dressed, using toddlers in miniature outfits has worked her magic on this year’s Golden Globes.

The artist Tricia Messeroux picked the best dressed looks from Sunday evening’s star-studded ceremony and selected an adorable cast of children to don replica outfits and mimic their red carpet poses.

Stars such as George Clooney and this new wife Amal Alamuddin, Kelly Osbourne, Jennifer Aniston and Emma Stone were all replicated for the shoot. We can’t get over how adorable each child looks

Tricia has re-created looks from several red carpet events which can be seen on her website http://toddlewood.com/




Have a blast this Bonfire Night

November 4th, 2014 3:38 pm


Bonfire night is near and there are displays up and down the UK tomorrow, and all over the weekend for all the family and friends to enjoy.  Here are a few displays we’ve found, all across the country that’ll sure to light up the nights sky near you.

Lord Mayors fireworks – London (8th November)

The Lord Mayor’s Show has marched (and floated and trotted, and occasionally fought) through 799 years of London history, surviving the Black Death and the blitz to arrive in the 21st century as what must be the oldest, grandest and best-loved civic pageant in the world.

Midsummer Common, Cambridge (5th November)

A bonfire will be lit immediately after the fireworks display which starts 7.30pm at Midsummer Common. The Thurston Fun Fair will be open all evening. There is also a fire show between 6.45 and7.20pm by Phoenix Performance.

Fireworks at the Fort, Segedunum, North Tyneside (5th November)

Bring along your friends and family to one of the largest FREE firework displays in the North East.  As well as the firework extravaganza, why not explore the museum exhibits or have a bit to eat in the cafe before selecting the best spot outside to watch the display.

The Big Band Fireworks – Porthcawl Wales (5th November)

Watch a  fabulous colourful display of fireworks at the Hi Tide Inn, Porthcawl. There are great views of Coney Beach and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast in the background ensuring this display is anything but boring. The show is expected to start at 7pm.

Roundhay Park – Leeds Firework (5th Novemeber)

Once again in 2014, tens of thousands of people are expected to gather at Roundhay Park to enjoy Leeds’ biggest bonfire and fireworks event. Admission to the Roundhay Park bonfire and firework display is FREE, no tickets required! Bonfire – Fire lighting at 7.30 pm -Fireworks: Firework Display from 8pm

Bristol Zoo’s Family Friendly Fireworks – Bristol (4th, 5th & 6th November)

Now in its seventh year, Bristol Zoo’s Family Friendly Fireworks will be back for three evenings of great family entertainment. Beautiful, low-noise fireworks will light up Bristol Zoo on Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th November 2014 adding a sparkle to Guy Fawkes Night without the loud bangs that might frighten your little ones or our animals. Gates to open at 5 pm. Display expected to start at 5:45pm

Glasgow Green Fireworks – Glasgow (5th November)

Remember remember…. that Glasgow Fireworks returns to Glasgow Green on Wednesday 5 November. As usual, the event is free and open to all. Gates open at 4pm. The fireworks display is on from 7.30pm.





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