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.



Introducing Bike Club

Buying a kids bike is so last year…now you can subscribe instead! Bike Club is revolutionising the world of two wheels as the UK’s first kids bike subscription service. They believe that children should have the opportunity to fall in love with an active healthy lifestyle through cycling and so provide a service to families…

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In a child’s best interests: to jab or not to jab…?

Thanks to our fantastic partner law firm, McAlister Family Law, for this interesting Blog dealing with just one of the issues surrounding the pandemic and vaccination. In a child’s best interests: to jab or not to jab… Author: Ruth Hetherington, Partner and Head of Private Law at McAlister Family Law   Recently, there has been…

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Local January Dining Deals

The following. restaurants/eateries in and around East Cheshire have deals this January 2022. Please check with the venue direct that the deal is ongoing, and for full term and conditions.  Gusto, Knutsford and Alderley Edge 50% off all dishes Monday – Thursday and Friday till 5pm. *Offer exclusive to Gold Rewards members but you can sign…

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Moneyhub: Taking control of your finances in 2022

What’s on top of your New Year’s Resolution list this year?  This year, I’m focussing on getting the family finances in order.  I want this year to be different.  I want the family holiday this summer to be paid for long before we go,  I don’t want to have that familiar feeling in the middle…

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Baby Massage Macclesfield – Sheila Williams Baby Massage

Baby Massage is a really lovely class to do when your baby is young.  They are calm, quiet and relaxing –  you can bond with your baby whilst meeting and chatting to other local parents and carers. Sheila Williams runs regular Baby Massage classes in Macclesfield.  here, she tells us all about her, her experience…

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Yoto Launches Yoto Mini, The Perfect Portable Audio Companion for Kids

Yoto, the audio platform for kids behind the critically acclaimed and award-winning Yoto Player, has announced the launch of Yoto Mini, its latest connected speaker for children. The petite and portable Yoto Mini lets kids listen without limits, giving them the freedom to safely enjoy their favourite audio on the move. Yoto Mini, like its…

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When divorcing spouses are in business together – who keeps the business?

Head over to our dedicated Family Law section full of helpful legal insight from our legal partners McAlister Family Law – click here. It is not uncommon for couples to be in business together. Sometimes they are equal partners in the business, both often bringing different skills, for example one an expert in sales and…

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How to plan a winter-themed Humanist naming ceremony at home

Bringing loved ones together to welcome your child into the family and your circle of friends is one of life’s truly special milestones. And what better time of year to hold a naming ceremony than in the run-up to Christmas? The decorations will be up, the fairy lights will be twinkling, and everyone will be…

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Real Christmas Trees Cheshire

It’s that time of year again!  If you’re looking for where to buy your real Christmas Tree in East Cheshire (specificaly Macclesfield, Knutsford,Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Prestbury and surrounding areas), we’re lucky to have a huge selection of local suppliers. Since the Mini Mumblers came along we’ve made a tradition of going to buy our Christmas Tree…

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Christmas Lights Switch Ons Cheshire

Christmas Lights Switch Ons are a great way of getting into the Christmas Spirit and there are loads going on in and around East Cheshire – Knutsford, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Northwich, Nantwich, Altrincham, Alsager – over the next few weeks 🎅😊 For our full Guide to What’s on for Families and around East Cheshire…

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