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.

Bonfire Night and Fireworks at Home

Most of the bonfire night and fireworks events are not happening this year. But don’t worry – here are some Family-Friendly Ideas and things to do with the kids to celebrate Bonfire Night 2020 Firework inspired food Why not have fun creating some edible firework inspired treats to enjoy on Bonfire night? Fun for all…

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Appeal for families to help with Leeds Virtual Christmas Lights Switch-On!

A fabulous festive appeal has gone out to families, residents and communities all across Leeds calling on them to be part of the city’s first-ever virtual Christmas lights switch-on. Leeds City Council is asking people to submit video clips and images of their Christmas light displays at home so they can feature in a dazzling…

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Letters to Santa

Don’t leave it too late to send your letter to Santa, he has a lot to read and reply to, so he needs to receive them asap!! Here’s a couple of ways to get in touch with the man himself: 🎅 Royal Mail Every year, the Royal Mail offers a free Letter From Santa Service –…

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David Phillip Estate Agents: Selling your home during COVID-19 – an update

This week the Government introduced the three-tier system for England to help control the speed of Covid-19. Regions are now classed as medium, high or very high, which means that many people are living under different local lockdown restrictions. As I am writing, Leeds is currently on Tier 2, meaning that you can’t meet with…

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MUMBLER Reviews: Raw Dog Food from Bella & Duke – looking after our furry babies!

As our regular readers will know, we often get asked to try out products for our kids, this time though, we get to introduce the Mumbler HQ mutt, Elsa! (Yes, Sal got her in the hight of the Disney Frozen craze in 2015 and her daughters were adamant that she was an Elsa!) Here is…

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Places to Visit That Don’t Need to be Pre-Booked!

As we start to adjust to our new normal, one thing is for certain- much more planning is needed in our lives! With many of our favourite venues advising pre-booking, it’s harder to make those last-minute decisions. But don’t worry you still have choices! Here are 7 places to visit locally that don’t need you…

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Bradford Council Update on new Government COVID Tier System

Bradford District has been identified as a Tier 2 area in the new national tiered approach to COVID-19 restrictions. (Announced by the Government on Monday 12th October 2020.) There are three tiers in the new system: Tier 1. The minimum level of restrictions applicable to all of England. Tier 2. Applies in certain geographical areas…

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WIN a 2 day pass to Camp Xplode!!

WIN A 2 DAY CAMP PASS TO CAMP XPLODE!! The Runner- up prize wins a Camp Xplode Goodie Bag (this will contain a T-shirt, water bottle, wristband & certificate) The competition will close at 21:00 Tuesday 20th October 2020 CAMP DARWIN – GHYLL ROYD SCHOOL – 26th – 30th October 2020, 8am-6pm The ultimate day…

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New government restrictions on mixing indoors in Leeds as three-tier system unveiled

12 Oct 2020 Updated government restrictions on households mixing indoors will be put in place in Leeds this week as part of a new national risk alert system aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19. Leeds was named in the “high” middle tier of the government’s three-tier system earlier today in response to a rise…

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Ideas for throwing your own Halloween Party at home

It’s looking like COVID-19 will put a spanner in the works with regards to Halloween and trick or treating but here are some ideas for throwing your own spooky Halloween Party at home! Create your own spooky decorations! Give your party a Spooky theme with your own designs of bunting! Let the kid’s imagination run…

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