Choosing The Perfect Pushchair. A Guide To The Venicci Brand!

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Finding the perfect pushchair can be quite a challenge. The extensive selection of models on the market, the different specifications, but also the different needs of parents and their children make the choice even more difficult. But instead of scaring you and painting a dark vision, we have something better – a guide to the Venicci collection that will make things easier when finding the perfect pushchair! What to look for when purchasing a baby pushchair, what are the differences between different models, and where to look for the best products? These and other questions will be answered in this article. Let's get started!

woman pushing a pushchair

Venicci – A Brand Known For Quality

Venicci is a brand focused on quality, elegance, and beautiful design, which is perfectly reflected in the online pushchair shop. However, a quick glance is enough to see a varied assortment of pushchairs to choose from. So, which one should you pick?

Pram or pushchair? Or perhaps a 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 model? Which one is comfortable for the child and convenient for the parents? Lots of questions, right? The first thing to consider is your lifestyle and needs.

Lightweight, easy-to-fold pushchairs may be the best choice if you travel a lot or have limited space. Prams with larger, well-suspended wheels will be better for parents who walk a lot over various terrains. 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 models are great for those looking for versatility and wanting the pushchair to "grow" with their child from birth to early years.

At Venicci, you will find pushchairs to match different requirements. For example, the Upline Slate Grey Pram is available as a 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 model, and the large, solid gel wheels allow you to walk on different surfaces. The Vero Blush Stroller, for instance, is a typical pram for children up to 22 kg.

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What To Look For When Choosing a Perfect Pushchair?

It is worth considering some additional features to make the pushchair even better adapted to your and your child's needs. This will help you find the ideal pram for safe and comfortable daily journeys.

Make sure it has a solid structure, strong brakes and secure harnesses (e.g. Empire Ultra Black Pushchair with 4-wheel suspension).

The wheels should be appropriate for the type of terrain you will be travelling on most of the time – for example, large wheels with tyres pumped up for rough terrain.

Make sure that the pushchair folds up easily and fits into the trunk of your car if you plan to drive with your child frequently (np. Vero Night Stroller with compact folding size).

Check the adjustability to the age of the children – from the first days to several years.

Of course, the style of the pushchair can also be important, although this is a matter of personal preference. Fortunately, the Venicci pushchair shop has a great range of colours and designs from which you can choose.

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5 Tips to Decorate Your Child’s Room

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Decorating a children’s bedroom can be a lot of fun, but creating a space that both you and your child will love for years to come isn’t always easy. There’s a lot to consider, including the size of the space on offer, the age of your child(ren) and your budget. Here are five tips to help.

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Having a storage unit that allows children to tidy up after themselves should be a top priority. It means messes can easily be cleared away and gives your child ownership over their space, encouraging them to take responsibility for keeping their bedroom clean and tidy. You can opt for a bay window storage unit that is easily accessible for little hands and also provides a comfy seat for reading.

Keep it Simple

When it comes to kids’ rooms, there can be a temptation for parents to go overboard including everything they wish they’d had as a youngster but when it comes to creating the perfect children’s bedroom, less is usually more. By keeping the décor simple and furnishings to just the essentials, you’ll create more space for free play, which is a must for children of all ages.

child's bedroom

Play With Colours

Children love colour and redecorating your child’s room is a great way to introduce fun colour to your home, but it’s crucial to choose the right one. Involve your child in the process of choosing the colours and shades for their bedroom, but avoid going all-in on a single colour. Kids can change their minds at warp speed, and you don’t want to end up with a room that’s entirely red if next month, their favourite colour will be blue!

Instead, opt for two or three complementary colours or shades, and introduce them as pops of colour that can easily be updated as their tastes change, for example, by having one feature wall and then choosing soft furnishings such as curtains, bedding and rugs to match.

Frame Artwork

Art prints are a great way to brighten a neutral bedroom, but they can be pricey. Why not use your kid's artwork to brighten up their room instead? Cheap, colourful frames and a few favourite paintings or collages can bring a fun, unique feel to your child’s room.

You can also use picture pockets to hang photographs of all your child’s favourite memories, and these can easily be swapped and changed to include new pictures as you make new memories together.

Make it Functional

As your children grow, their room will need to adapt and change as they do. This means you’ll need to think ahead to avoid constantly needing to update and refresh the furniture and décor.

Opt for multi-function furniture, for example, high-sleepers with a built-in desk that they can use for homework as they get older or repurpose items they no longer need. For example, an old cot can become a child’s desk or a changing unit can be converted into shelving.

Consider whether your child’s room will have enough storage for books, toys and clothes, bearing in mind that their clothes will grow as they do!

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Christmas At Dunham Massey

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We love a Christmas light trail and have been lucky to visit a variety of light trails across the country. Our love for lights all began with the original light trail, Blackpool Illuminations which I’ve visited since I was very little. Now Christmas light trails have become more and more popular and it’s now a tradition of ours to visit a light trail or two every year. We’ve just experienced our first Christmas trail of 2023 and it’s one of our favourites. Christmas at Dunham Massey always gets us in the Christmassy mood and this years trail did not disappoint. 

christmas at Dunham Massey sign

Reindeer lights

What To Expect at Dunham Massey, Altrincham WA14 4SJ

'A new after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens. Firmly positioned as a must-see trail within the UK’s Christmas calendar, the gardens at the National Trust’s Dunham Massey shimmer with over a million twinkling lights as seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun.'

Dunham Massey lights

'Look forward to some time together with friends and family as you discover sparkling tunnels of light and dancing lakeside reflections, then walk under giant baubles and beneath glistening trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze at the larger-than-life illuminations and, to make a moment to remember, don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.'

light trail at Dunham Massey


Selected dates from Friday 17th November to 31st December 2023 - 4:30 to 8:15pm (time slots may vary by date)

light trail at Dunham Massey

How Much?

Tickets are £19 for adults and £12.50 for children for off peak tickets. Standard tickets are £22.50 and Children are £14.50. Peak tickets are £24.50 and children £17. Family tickets are available and carers go free. 

light trail at Dunham Massey

How Long Does The Trail Last?

The trail is approximately one mile long. I think how long you visit depends on each individual family or group. We like to take our time, stop and look at all the lights and then stop half way round for a drink and maybe toast a marshmallow. 

hot chocolate at Dunham Massey

Can I Purchase Food and Drink?

Yes, food and drink and fairground rides are available onsite. Food and drink can be found at the beginning and end of the trail, with additional refreshments at around the midway point. Separate charges apply for all food, drink and rides.

Christmas light trail at Dunham Massey

What Should I Wear?

The event takes place entirely outdoors and appropriate clothing and footwear is essential.

Christmas light trail at Dunham Massey

Is There Parking?

Car parking is available onsite but must be pre-booked at the time of ticket purchase. Parking is free for National Trust members with a valid membership card when pre-booked. Parking is available at an additional charge for non-National Trust members.

Goodnight sign

Our Thoughts

This was our third year visiting the trail and for us each year it just gets better and better. This year was the first time we visited just John and I as we usually visit with the boys but they couldn’t make it this year. It was definitely a different experience just the two of us and although we enjoyed the lights, the ambience and being able to go at a much slower pace we did miss the boys more than we thought we would. Visiting a Christmas light trail is perfect for a family night out. 


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Exploring Internet Safety With Your Child

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The Internet is a wide space much like the real world that we live in. It is full of entrepreneurs, fun and a whole lot of creativity. However, it is important to remember that it is home to both criminals and con artists as well. Teaching children to explore the Internet safely is vital and begins the moment you allow your child to use the Internet at home. Whenever your child uses the Internet, it should be done in an open space where you can assist them and monitor what they are doing. Some families choose to use a secure VPN so that your IP address is hidden and therefore you cannot be tracked or traced. As the child grows up, it becomes even more important to keep tabs on what they do online. Here is some advice on exploring the Internet safely with your child.

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Start off by explaining to them what the Internet is. If your child is aware of the ideas that the Internet proposes, they will understand warnings such as not to open dodgy links. Describe the Internet as an enormous book where everyone has access and can write in it. This is important to know so your child understands not to believe everything they read online. 

Show them how to fact check. We live in an era where false news and pranks are what draws attention. Teenagers in particular can fall prey to these so-called facts which are in fact nothing of the sort. Show your teenager a news site such as the BBC and ask them why they think that it is trustworthy. The answers they come up with may surprise you.

As they become more adventurous online they may decide to download apps or games so using an antivirus such as free antivirus download can ensure they don't download anything dangerous. 

Social media is a big part of a teenager's life. It is a space for them to chat to their friends, share photos and watch videos. However, with how easily accessible social media accounts are, if your child is not safe online come on things can get messy really quickly. Let them know that it is never okay to share personal photos or locations with strangers. Above all, keep an open-door policy with your child to avoid them lying about anything they do online. Good luck!

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Gift Ideas For The Adults

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I love buying Christmas gifts and I am always looking for inspiration so if you are like me then you can browse our Gift Ideas For Adults featuring a range of gifts perfect for even the hardest to buy for.

gift ideas for adults

avon power couple

A few years ago if someone was to give me anything with anti-ageing or wrinkle in the title I would have be offended but now I embrace it and accept it with a huge smile on my face! This Christmas give the power of age-defying skincare and wrap up the Renewal Power Couple Gift Set. With an eye cream to instantly blur and brighten the look of the eye area and a serum for dramatically smoother, plumper and firmer-looking skin, it restores years of collagen loss and they'll see the difference in just 7 days!

self love advent calendar

You are never too old to enjoy an advent calendar and I am loving the Self-Love Wellbeing Advent Calendar, featuring 12 ways they can show themselves some much-deserved attention. It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas! With everything from skincare that bestows a glow to super-relaxing bodycare, this gorgeous gift set will pamper them from head to toe. Featuring bestselling Planet Spa Sleep Ritual Pillow Mist and Anew Lifting Dual Eye System, and the award-winning Anew Renewal Power Serum, you need this on your radar this Christmas.

NOMO orange share box

A leading festive flavour, the Orange Sharing Box contains 12 mini bars infused with the zing of juicy orange and crunchy cocoa nibs.  

twinkly candies

Whether you want to add a pop of colour to your living room, create a cosy glow in the children’s bedroom, give your gaming room some edge, or wow your friends and family with a spectacular Christmas display, Twinkly Candies bring endless fun for all, no matter the occasion. Available in four fun shapes, including Pearls, Stars, Candles and Hearts, each comes with either 100 or 200 app-controlled, addressable LEDs designed to project limitless, high-quality vibrant patterns, gradients and animations at just the simple touch of a button.

who killed mia

Find Out Who Killed Mia? When Mia Star gets murdered during a livestream, millions of fans wonder who did it. It's up to you to figure it out before it's too late. It's a murder mystery game for the modern age. If you love murder mystery kits and you're looking to take your murder mystery game night to the next level, this one's for you.

forever hair oil

Forever’s Nourishing Hair Oil combines aloe and a blend of six silicone-free botanical oils.Each of the six oils packs a nourishing punch, while enhancing your hair with a lightweight feel. it is ideal for all hair types and textures with nutrients that help give hair a healthy-looking appearance. 

Clean Co Drinks

Clean Co Drinks

Clean Co gives non-drinkers the character, quality and complexity of a proper grown-up drink. With five flavours to choose from you can enjoy your favourite drinks or cocktails without the alcohol. 

Clean G Rhubarb is bursting with fruity aromas of London dry gin, rhubarb and red berries. Enjoy notes of fruity rhubarb, juniper, and citrus with a subtle hint of coriander, mint and cinnamon.

Clean T is Clean Co's take on blanco tequila; opening with soft, fresh blue agave and new oak aromas and hints of olive, complemented perfectly with a medley of sweet melon and subtle fruit flavours, all culminating to a classic peppery dry finish. 

christmas bouquet

Christmas Grace, from Serenata Flowers is a celebration of regal hues and festive joy. Crafted with simplicity and care, this arrangement is more than flowers; it's a reflection of the season's grace and the language of winter's enchantment. Include in the bouquet is silver Ozo Jubilees, burgundy Antirrhinum, purple Chrysanthemum Blooms, red Spray Roses, red Rose Intermediates, burgundy Carnations, burgundy Safari Sunset, green Pistachio and green Scots Pines.

Revlon SmoothStay Straightener

I have naturally frizzy hair which is a nightmare at times however I have found the Revlon SmoothStay Straightener has really helped to control the frizz. It boats visibly shinier and smoother hair and features triple-coated ceramic plates infused with coconut oil for long-lasting results! Effortlessly create sleek, straight styles or loose curls that are long lasting with the SmoothStay straightener. Ideal for all hair types and lengths. 

two books by abiola bello

Love In Winter Wonderland tells the story of Trey Anderson is popular and handsome, and he works at his family’s beloved bookshop, Wonderland. Ariel Spencer is quirky, creative, and in need of a holiday temp job to cover her tuition for The Artists’ Studio. An opening at Wonderland is the answer . . . and the start of a hate-to-love journey for Trey and Ariel. When Trey and Ariel learn that Wonderland is on the brink of shutting down, can they get over their differences and team up to stop the doors from closing before the Christmas Eve deadline?

Only For The Holidays tells the story of Tia and Quincy who don’t see eye to eye, until they realise they both have something to gain by pretending to be a couple. But when a snowstorm threatens to cancel the Winter Ball, their fake relationship is put to the test. Will Tia and Quincy be able to keep up the pretence and save the day, or will real feelings get in the way?

Both books from Abiola Bello are perfect for the holidays.

panda bed set

There is nothing better than putting on fresh bed sheets. Panda 100% bamboo bedding set featuring fitted sheet, duvet cover and pillowcase are made from silky bamboo fibre and has amazing natural properties that soothe your skin and sustain your sleep. Cocoon-like cosiness in the winter. Unbelievably cool and breathable in the summer. What’s more, as their bamboo is completely sustainable and organically grown, you can rest assured that you’re being lovely to the planet as well as lovely to your skin. Sensational sleeping, naturally.

panda face mask

Panda face mask

For anyone that takes their slumber seriously, the Panda Bamboo Sleep Eye Mask is the ultimate accessory to shut out ambient light and set you up for a lovely long sleep. The most thoughtfully designed, light-as-air creation, it’s made from 100% bamboo, inside and out. Naturally breathable and hypoallergenic. Silky-soft on your skin. No matter what time it is, this sleep mask will bring on the night! And you’ll sleep right through it.

GLO32 advanced whitening system

Double your Glo with the Advanced Whitening System Kit, including; 14 day treatment of Advanced Whitening Strips to lift your smile, and the Advanced Whitening Stilo for on the go whitening.

GLO32 advanced whitening toothpaste
Give your smile a Glo with the Advanced Whitening Toothpaste, designed to be used as an everyday essential of your whitening routine. Whitens teeth by gently reducing surface stains and discolouration.

advanced UV serum
Advanced UV Serum with Coconut Oil.  Formulated with water-soluble purple dyes to neutralise yellow undertones Brightens teeth by utilising colour theory technology, counter-balancing the yellow hues in your teeth. A non-invasive brightening treatment designed to be used as often as needed to give the appearance of brighter whiter teeth.

ExpressVPN Aircove is the first Wi-Fi 6 router with built-in* VPN protection. Now with parental controls and other advanced protection features, Aircove helps secure all your devices—even smart home appliances and gaming consoles that can’t install VPN software. Smart TV? Voice assistant? If it’s connected, it’s protected.


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Gift Ideas For The Kids

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I love buying presents for family and friends and I love seeing their faces when they open their presents and get a nice surprise. I do sometimes turn to google for some gift inspiration as some children are impossible to buy for. Over the last few months I have been gathering lots of gift ideas for the kids so if you are looking for a little inspiration then hopefully this post may help.

Christmas gift ideas for the kids
gel blaster surge

Unbox your Gel Blaster and get blasting! The rechargeable Gel Blaster Surge shoots water based beads or “Gellets” that burst on impact. This innovative blaster is ready to blast straight out of the box – fully charged with a hopper full of hydrated Gellets. Think airsoft but with no pain, stain or clean up, bring the battle to the garden, park or anywhere else you can think of.

nerf gun

Double your dart blasting fun with the Nerf Elite 2.0 Double Punch motorised blaster that has double barrels and double clips! The Double Punch dart blaster features 2 rapid alternating barrels that move back and forth as you blast darts. The Nerf automatic blaster includes 2 clips, each with 10-dart capacity, so you can unleash 20 darts in a row. This blaster includes an amazing 50 Nerf Elite 2.0 foam darts, giving you more than enough darts to reload both clips twice, with darts to spare.

Squishmallows take 4 game
Squad up with Squishmallows Take4, the family game for any Squishmallows-lover! Looking for a fun group game? In this fast-paced, quick-thinking game, you'll race to collect 4 of a Squad before your opponents. Choose which of the four cards you want from the ones in play—but watch out. If you reach for the same one as someone else, you'll have to race to grab the exclusive Benny The Bigfoot Squishmallow in the center! Perfect game for game night with your friends, family, at school or at home—no matter where or when, you're bound to love it.

harry potter 5 second rule

Grab a card, read the question, then start the timer! Players only have 5 seconds to name 3 answers to the question—resulting in hilarious goofs, silly answers, and lots of laughter! This Harry Potter-themed game is perfect for fans of all ages.

Screwball Scramble Level Up

If you loved Screwball Scramble, you’ll be itching to Level Up and reach for the top of Screwball Scramble Level Up. As you lunge and stretch up the cliff edge, timing and dexterity are tops as you mix patience with speed and cat-like reactions. Play solo to set a time and then beat it, or go head-to-head with family and friends

word poppers game
Word Poppers from TOMY Games is the loopy letter juggling game where fingers scramble to grab letters and make up words before it’s too late. Round by round, players turn over their Word card as the timer starts to tick. The first player to score 25 points is the Word Poppers winner!

My very own solar system
With My Very Own Solar System from Brainstorm Toys, you can explore the wonders of the universe from the comfort of your own room! This amazing remote controlled, motorised mobile has eight detailed, colour, planets that orbit the full sun. By day, an impressive and educational addition to any room and by night the illuminated sun is an attractive night light making it perfect for bedtime.

megasketcher classic
The magnetic Megasketcher Classic drawing board has a unique special screen that allows budding artists to draw clear, crisp pictures. The pictures magically disappear with one sweep of the eraser ready to start again. There is a pen to draw with and four shape stampers are also included.

Nomo reindeer

NOMO’s Choc Fudge Reindeer is brand new and exclusive to Sainsbury’s. Filled with rich, decadent fudge, it makes a perfect treat or stocking stuffer for all chocolate lovers—kids and adults alike. 

The Cookie Dough Reindeer is filled with delicious cookie dough filling and coated in creamy plant-based chocolate. It was the top selling vegan and free from chocolate product in 2022

Nomo selection box

The festive Kids’ Selection Box contains two Crispy Mos, two Nomster Lollies, and a Cookie Dough Reindeer. This follows the success of NOMO’s new Crispy Mo product this year, designed to ensure that no child needs to miss out on delicious treats. The colourful packaging and Christmas activities on the inside of the box make it perfect as a gift or stocking stuffer for kids.  

Nomo reindeer

Reindeer Hollow is made with delicious creamy choc and free from dairy, gluten, egg and nuts, the adorable Reindeer Hollow makes the perfect stocking filler or gift for a loved one (or yourself) this Christmas. 

Marvel Bops 'N' Tops

Disney Bops 'N' Tops

Disney Bops 'N' Tops

Bops N Tops range features collectable characters from some of the world’s most-loved franchises, including PAW Patrol, Peppa Pig, Disney, My Little Pony and the Marvel Universe. The character pencil toppers are the perfect way to personalise a pencil, whilst the Bops each have a unique stamp design to decorate stationery, providing the ideal way to leave your mark.

Marvel 3D Puzzle erasers

Disney Princess Puzzle Erasers

Puzzle Palz, the 3D jigsaw puzzle eraser, is an award-winning pocket money toy which offers collectable fun for kids aged three years and over. Exclusive to Sambro, they make perfect stocking fillers  for little collectors. Puzzle Palz™ erasers are built using the puzzle pieces, creating characters or vehicles from popular licenses, including PAW Patrol™, Lilo & Stitch, Marvel, Disney Princess and more.

Oilatum bath bubbles and body wash

Oilatum Junior Sweet Dreamz Bath Bubbles which contains 'DreamScentz’ sleep enhancing technology are gentle enough to be used from day 1 and contain specially selected naturally derived cleansers and moisturising ingredients. Oilatum  Junior Sweet Dreamz Head to Toe Wash for dry and eczema prone skin soothes, moisturises and cleanses delicate skin. Leaves hair soft and shiny

New Forest Unicorn

Have you seen the New Forest unicorn? You may be lucky enough to see the unicorn the next time you’re in the forest! It may be hiding behind the Gorse by the Stone Water Trough at Wootton. Maybe Willow was right... it may go to Setley Pond for a drink! It could even be visiting the Trolls that live under Wootton Bridge. The New Forest Ponies all roam free and wild within The New Forest, if you visit, please remember to look and to admire them, but never ever touch or feed them.

Teddy and the tygers book

Teddy and the Tygers, explores how Teddy adjusted to the arrival of new kittens in the family, showcasing the importance of acceptance and love when welcoming a new family member. Ideal for young children who may be experiencing similar situations, the book has been praised for its gentle and positive approach to change and adaptation.

Teddy versus the underwear

Teddy Versus the Underwear takes readers on a hilarious journey of intrigue when the family’s underwear mysteriously disappears. Everyone in the household is baffled, but little do they know that their beloved Teddy might be behind the missing undergarments.

Mister Mishkins' Apothecary

Mister Mishkins' Apothecary, features Mister Mishkins a magical cat, who runs an Apothecary on Mosaic Street - a mysterious place that mysteriously appears in town overnight and is only visible to those in need. Whenever anyone enters the Apothecary, MisterMishkins listens as they share their troubles and fears, before turning to the rows of wooden drawers where, hidden within, is an eclectic mix of cats. These cats take whoever needs them on a magical journey of transformation,
replacing negative emotions with hope, optimism, and just a small sprinkling of magic.

Little Brian Window stencil kit

Little Brian Christmas Window Kit includes 6 Window Paint Sticks, 12 Christmas Stencils, 1 Santa Stop Here Sign Stencil. The perfect kit to paint your own Christmas window decorations! Use your stencils to paint and discover your Christmas themed designs easily!

Little Brian classic paint sticks

Little Brian Paint Sticks Classic are super silky paints in 12 bold vibrant colours, perfect for painting without the mess. Just twist up and down like a glue stick. Paint Sticks can be used on a variety of surfaces, paper, card, wood and even glass and it dries within less than 60 seconds.

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