The “Mumblings” are 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.

Here are the links to some more blogs that mumbler loves

North and Soul by our very own mumbler, Gillian Bruce.

The Future of Downs Written by an amazing and inspirational friend of Mumbler, Helen Kingdon.

Shrinking Violet in the ‘gate A fantastic local lifestyle local blog. Check out the article about Mumbler! (biased? Us?!)

Areyoukiddingney Another of our amazing Mumbler mums, Elizabeth Dimelow.

Decorated Eggs

  Whether the kids are entering a Decorated Egg competition at school, or you just need something to keep them entertained over the school holidays, decorating eggs is always fun! Here are some ideas you can easily recreate at home!   Mr Potato Egg.  All kids love a Mr Potato head so why not try Mr…

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Spring Forward – a parents survival guide to deal with the clock change!

Spring Forward – A parents survival guide to deal with the clock change! As we head towards the one event that strikes fear through the hearts of all parents THE CLOCK CHANGE, Jo Butterworth, local Sleep Nanny Consultant shares her advice on how to make it a smoother transition for all! Hi there, I’m Jo,…

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Bras For Africa

Did you know The Fitting Room in Ilkley run a “Bras For Africa” collection? They first began doing this in 2014 and to date, they have collected and sent 3681 bras. Lingerie is considered to be a high priced commodity, so unaffordable to a vast number of women.  If a lady is seen to be…

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Visit Otley: Chippendale Inspired Children’s Artwork Competition

Otley celebrates 300 Years of Chippendale this June. To mark the anniversary, Visit Otley invites all Otley children, 10 years & under,  to enter their new competition! 10-year-olds and under are invited to submit their artwork connected with Chippendale. Ideas for artwork include making a marquetry fan, a chair design, a motif on a clay tile and gilding the motif.  Click…

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How To Recycle Your Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day has been and gone and the flowers that looked glorious on Sunday have now probably seen better days. Rather than let them wilt and be thrown away, incorporate them into some of these fun activities and bring colour and fragrance into your child’s play. Have a Tea Party! Pour the petals onto a…

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British Science Week Fun!

It’s British Science Week – a whole week dedicated to celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths. Here at Mumbler, we love a bit of messy play. Grab your lab coat (or apron) and let’s get the Mini-Mumblers experimenting! Paint the rainbow! This one is super simple and so visual that it appeals to all ages….

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Family Walks for Mother’s Day

10 walks you can enjoy as a family on Mother’s Day! We’ve compiled a list of great walks in Wharfedale and further afield – all child-friendly and great for seeing our countryside at it’s best.  We hope you enjoy. 1. Yeadon Tarn Credit: Visit Leeds Distance: 1 mile Type of terrain: Flat, pushchair and bike friendly Good…

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  The beautiful basket from Choice Baskets is filled with: A Pink Hyacinth in a pink pot & Monty Bojangles Choccy Scoffy Chocolate Truffles from Wharfedale Mumbler A voucher for a Clubbercise class from Fitness2Glow Little Beau Sheep Lanolin Hand Wash and Hand & Body lotion gift set. A Martinez Wine £10 gift voucher. Clary Calm essential oil from The…

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Mother’s Day Makes

Mother’s Day this year is Sunday 11th March and much as we LOVE a beautiful bunch of flowers and a yummy box of chocs a little something created by our children is always a winning touch! We have put together some crafty ideas to make Mum and Grandma feel extra special this year… Fingerprint Heart…

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Book your smear test now…

The time has flown by and I’m just so thrilled that it’s already time for another smear test!” Said no women in the history of woman-kind EVER! Like most women aged 25 to 64 (who are registered with a GP) I received my letter through the post with a “Helping you decide” leaflet which gave a bit…

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