With the weather about to turn colder and a whisper of snow starting to appear this weekend up North, Aldi Special Buys have got you covered.

If you are not fortunate enough to get any snow, then maybe a skiing holiday is on the cards!

In Aldi stores on Sunday 26th November they will be having lots of skiing clothing at fantastic prices, so head down and pick up some bargains, but be quick, because once, it’s gone, it’s gone!

From first timers to black-run professionals, discount supermarket Aldi’s new Ski range is sure to impress this winter. With an extensive range of top quality clothing and accessories, and the ultimate bundle, adults can pick up everything needed to hit the slopes for under £60, while kids can get suited and booted out for under £50. The rest of the range starts from just £1.99. Available to pre-order online from now and available in stores from 26th November while stock lasts – there’s ‘snow’ way ski-enthusiasts will want to miss out on Aldi’s amazing deals.

All three girls are huge fans of neck warmers, and these are priced at just £2.99, so they will definitely be on my list to get, perfect for their stockings, although if we get snow before Christmas they may have to make an early appearance!

The Children’s Ski Jackets are so bright and colourful, they won’t get lost! Only £12.99, they will certainly be snug as bugs in those. Although I don’t ho;d out much hope for the teenagers as apparently wearing something to keep you warm is totally uncool in public!

My favourite items are the children’s fleeced lined hats, not only amazing value at £1.99, but SO cute!

So, if you are looking to keep warm this winter, or you have a fantastic ski holiday booked (if so, I am very jealous!) then head on down to your local Aldi store on Sunday before it all goes, alternatively get online NOW and order what you need.

Healthcare Considerations When Travelling with Children

When you travel with your kids, it is an entirely different experience from travelling alone. You will do all you can to keep them safe, but kids tend to get into trouble easily, and you need to be prepared for their cuts and scrapes and even medical emergencies. Here are a few things you can do to make your next family trip safer and to ensure that your kids are amply protected when you travel.

Prepare Medication Beforehand

If your kids take any medication, you will need to plan ahead. Make sure you have a full supply of their medication for longer than just the period of the trip. If your flight is delayed or if you run into any troubles, you want to be sure that you have plenty of medication to last you through the entire trip.

You also need to ensure that it is okay for you to bring their medication wherever you are going. Check the local laws of whatever country you are entering and the airline that you are travelling with. People have gotten in big trouble before by bringing medication that is allowed in one country into another country.

Know the Healthcare System of Your Destination

You may be used to a healthcare system that provides pretty much free healthcare for everyone, but that may not be the case for whatever country you are entering. Don’t expect that every country will afford you the same convenience in healthcare as your current one does. Be sure to find out ahead of time what kinds of services are free and which ones you will have to pay for and how you can get health care services.

You should also know what numbers to call for emergency services for whatever country you will be visiting. Those number should be saved to your phone so that you don’t need to look them up. You want to be able to respond quickly in an emergency and ensure that you have a way to get your child the help they need.

Insurance May Be Necessary

For countries where healthcare costs a lot of money, it may be best to buy travel health insurance. This can be far cheaper than paying the full price for medical care, and it is designed to only cover you for your travel period or for a short while. You just never know what kind of health problems you will run into when you travel to a new country, and you want to be prepared to afford the medical care you or your child may need to receive.

Know the Medical Risks

Before entering a country, you should have some idea of what diseases are going around there. It may be flu season in that part of the world, or there may be some kind of outbreak that you need to be aware of. You might want to get your child vaccinated before heading out or carry medication to treat the medical problems that you may face there.

If you are going to someplace that has mosquitos in abundance, for instance, then you may want to bring mosquito repellent or treatment for the diseases that those pests carry. If you are going to places that are likely to have venomous snakes, then a snakebite kit may be appropriate.

You can’t plan for every eventuality, but you can plan well and be reasonably prepared. Your children’s health is important, and you should be taking steps to ensure that they are as protected as possible when you travel.

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#WIN Family Ticket to see Sleeping Beauty at Norwich Theatre Royal

By now you will all know my love of Norwich Theatre Royal and the amazing shows and musicals they put on, if you haven’t read any of my reviews, check them out under the Arts & Culture category. They have some amazing family shows, the children particularly liked Babe The Sheep Pig and The Railway Children. They are also extremely excited about this year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, which is one of Eowyn’s favourite stories.

If you are looking for somewhere to take the children over the Christmas period, this is one not to be missed.


Two television favourites are heading up the cast for this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal panto Sleeping Beauty – plus some regular faces also make a return and all are guaranteed to provide plenty of festive fun for families.

The panto will step back in time to the turn of the last century in a grand country house where Coronation Street actor and children’s television legend Derek Griffiths will be using his magical powers as Chortwood the butler to ward off the evil Dowager Aunt Vipera, played by EastEnders ‘Jean Slater’ Gillian Wright.

Derek Griffiths is best-known to a generation of TV viewers for hosting classic children’s programmes Play School and Play Away, and more recently became a familiar face on small screen again for his portrayal of motor-bike loving and mild-mannered mechanic Freddie Smith on the Weatherfield ‘cobbles’. He first won the hearts of Norwich panto-goers 12 years ago when he appeared in the 2005-2006 Theatre Royal production of Peter Pan, playing Captain Hook.

EastEnders actor Gillian Wright will be leaving the soap’s Albert Square and heading to Norfolk for her role as the panto baddie.

They both join seasoned Theatre Royal panto comedy double-act Richard Gauntlett and Ben Langley. Richard is returning to Norwich once again as director, writer and panto dame and ‘housekeeper’ Mrs Midges for his 17th festive production in the city, teaming up for the fourth consecutive year with comedian and variety star Ben Langley as Muddles Midges, the ‘under-gardener’.

The cast is completed by Elizabeth Carter (recently seen at the Theatre Royal as the lead Laura in Dreamboats & Petticoats) as Sleeping Beauty/Patience Midges, while Glenn Adamson, (who has spent the last two Christmases in panto at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre) will play her Prince/The Honourable Timothy Norbridge. Professional opera singer Stephen Godward (who performed recently in Norwich with The National Gilbert & Sullivan Company) will be bringing his rich vocals to the role of Lord Teddy Norbridge of Norbridge Abbey.

Richard Gauntlett has promised Sleeping Beauty will deliver lots of traditional panto fun with all the usual Norwich Theatre Royal special twists including lots of water. “We will be getting very wet this year. We will be getting very, very wet!” he said.

We have once joined forces with Norwich Theatre Royal to give one lucky family the chance to win a family ticket (for two adults and two children) to see Sleeping Beauty on Friday, December 15, at 7.30pm.

To be in with a chance of winning this prize, just complete the widget below.

Good Luck

Sleeping Beauty Family Ticket