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Winter Holiday and Half Term High Days at Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

When you can’t face another festive film and all the Quality Street have gone, it’s time to give that new Christmas jumper an outing, wrap up in your bobble hat and scarf and venture out for some fresh air.  Kent Life Heritage Farm Park will be open during the Christmas holidays, from 27th December to 5 January (excluding…

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Five Top Methods to Keep your Home Secure this Christmas

TOP 5 HOME SECURITY TIPS by BLUEBELL LOCKSMITHS Hi,  My name is Lewis and I am the proud owner of Bluebell Locksmiths based in Kent. As we enter into the festive period, it is imperative that we do not become complacent with our home security. Opportunist criminals know that at this time of year our…

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Live with Laura: Featuring Amy Jayne Aesthetics

I am so passionate about connecting mums in Kent with high quality businesses so I have started off a live series where I have an informal chat with business owners to see how their products and services can help you. This morning I did my first ever joint live (which is why there were technical…

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How to stay safe trick or treating this Halloween

Halloween is such a fun time of year; parties, games and community spirit. But taking place in October does also bring the natural fact it’s dark and spooky, so as parents we want to make sure we keep everyone safe but also have fun. Here’s a few tips so you can so just that. Safety…

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The Kent Baby Class which is all Hart

Last week Liam and I went shopping…but not the type of shopping trip with a one-year-old which results in you wanting to abandon a fully loaded trolley in the middle of an aisle as your child sings let it go at the top of their voice. No. This was a shopping trip Hartbeeps style and…

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Find out about Kent’s Newest Bra Fitting Service

When On the Doorstep was invited to the open day of local business, The Bra Boss of Kent, we were absolutely delighted and couldn’t wait to attend. On the Doorstep blogger Amanda Evans AKA the Kentish Mummy attended a here’s what she had to say about the experience. I recently attended the opening of The…

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School is a real page turner for children in Ashford

Hundreds of pounds worth of books have landed in Ashford as local co-operative colleagues have been supporting their nearby primary school. The books are now being enjoyed by children at Godinton Primary School after a donation of £750 from The Co-operative Food, in Ashford. Colleagues at the convenience store, in Louden Way, are part of…

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Win a Family Membership to Kent Life!

Kent Life is one of the best places you can take your family for a great day out! With the farm animals, heritage, shows, train rides and so much more your children will be kept busy and happy all day. On the Doorstep has teamed up with Kent Life to offer you the fantastic prize…

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Thoughts Behind the Words

Conversations between people occur ordinarily on a regular basis. Usually we tend to take what people say at face value. Yet it might be more interesting and useful to look behind the words that are spoken and delve into the mind of the individual speaking. We usually speak about things that matter to us, what…

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22 Ideas for Busy Mums to Get Organised and Create some Guilt Free Me Time

Written by Laura Chambers September is a very busy month; some mums are starting new school routines, others getting back to grips with old ones and some continuing on through like summer never happened. It’s also a time for colds and bugs to start taking hold so make sure you don’t burn out with your…

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A Date for the Diary: We are Family Market and Meet

Margate’s newest Family Market is coming on 5th October. On the Doorstep caught up with organisers to find out more… Event Details: Saturday 5th October 2019Margate Baptist ChurchNew StreetMargateCT9 1DD ‘We Are Family’ is new curated fair full of local makers of baby & children’s wear, nursery decor, children’s prints, vintage kids clothes, mama &…

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KENTISH HOPS, BEER, APPLES & CIDER

CELEBRATING THE FLAVOURS AND FARMING HERITAGE OF THE GARDEN OF ENGLAND “Kent, sir – everybody knows Kent – apples, cherries, hops and women” Charles Dickens Guardian of Kent’s Farming heritage and home to both hop gardens, growing traditional Goldings and Fuggles hops, and an apple orchard with up to 60 varieties of apple, Kent Life…

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Why You Must Experience This Baby Class In Kent

Guest Blog: written by Deborah Hart, TinyTalk Kent Downs You might know the name TinyTalk. They’ve been running baby signing classes across the South East for 17 years now, teaching thousands of families to communicate with their small person before their speech develops thoroughly.  Babies are physically capable of making signs with their hands from around…

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How to Clean Your Mattress Properly

The mattress is one of the most important products of your home which needs to be taken care of in a proper way. Frequent cleaning of the mattress is very important as you spend a maximum of your time on it. Normally, mattresses are the victims of dust, dirt, mites, bugs and dead skin cells.…

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How To Spend Extra Time With Family

Today’s life challenges are entirely different than the ones your parents faced. Don’t allow business and life to distract you from living your life in the present. Eat meals together: At least four times a week, we eat dinner as a family. Sometimes it’s takeout, and sometimes it is pancakes and scrambled eggs, but the important…

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Getting Through the Summer Holidays

Written by Tired From Whistable @tiredfromwhitstable If you are anything like me you will have got to this point in the school holidays pinching yourself in disbelief that you have managed to keep on top of childcare, work and not lost any of your own or anyone else’s children. I have always found the holidays…

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Discovering Kent

Written by Sound of Motherhood Doorstep Discovery This blog was a by-product of my Instagram account (@thesoundofmotherhood) and was originally set up under the name of ‘Doorstep Discovery’ to document my discovery of what is on my doorstep (see what I did there, lol). Eventually, it organically morphed into a parenting blog, but the objective…

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On the road to safer driving: driving lessons for 10-17 year olds launch in Tunbridge Wells

– Innovative lessons reduce accident rates for newly qualified drivers by more than a half – Young Driver will open its second Kent venue on 29th September A driver training course which allows 10-year olds to get behind the wheel is to launch its second venue in Kent due to demand from parents keen to keep…

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Maidstone’s Newest Gem

Written by Sophia Mosely – Shutterhut Photography A little treat on Saturday afternoon…..thank you Allure and On The Doorstep! When Laura asked me to attend the grand opening Allure, Skin and Laser Clinic, I was super excited to learn more about my skin, my body’s largest organ.  Now, had I been looking after this vital part…

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10 Things To Do With Your New Born Baby in Kent

1. Capture the moment When you bring your gorgeous little bundle of joy home you really want to capture just how tiny they are as they grow really quickly, trust me, the cliché is true. I would suggest creating a mood board on Pinterest detailing all the styles you like for newborn photography and don’t…

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Sounds Right Phonics: Dartford

A few weeks ago we were invited to attend a class run by Jo at Sounds Right Phonics Dartford. I was really excited to be invited to this session as I am a big believer in encouraging speech for little ones. We are very lucky that my daughter Holly (aged 2) has always been very…

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Kent Mum Tribe Summer Challenge: 2019

The Kent Mum Tribe is a Facebook community of Mums supporting each other through the journey of motherhood. During this challenge we are encouraging Mums to share their stories and experiences to help others within the tribe. As us Mums sometimes don’t treat ourselves, we have teamed up with De Valey Vinatge Interiors to offer…

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