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.

The Great Yorkshire Sup…….The Ultimate Date Night!

Guest Blog by The Great Yorkshire Sup   The Great Yorkshire Sup – the ‘must do’ event of the Spring!   Once I reached my mid-thirties and started having kids (three at the last count) I found myself no longer on top of which new bar was opening and where the cool kids went out!…

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TDY 2018: Lizzie Deignan

With the exciting news she is joining the “Mummy Club” later this year we are delighted Yorkshire’s very own Lizzie Deignan, reigning Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Champion, has agreed to answer some questions from Mumblers.   In an EXCLUSIVE blog for Mumbler, during the build-up to the TDY 2018, Lizzie has agreed to answer some questions…

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Yellow Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has been chosen as the official charity for the Tour de Yorkshire 2018!   They are encouraging schools, businesses, community groups, friends and family to join in with YELLOW YORKSHIRE DAY again this year on Friday 27th April for lots of yellow-themed fun to help raise awareness and funds for the charity.   “There…

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Autism Angels

World Autism Awareness Day is on Monday 2nd April.   According to the the National Autistic Society, autism is a “lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.” Autism is a ‘spectrum’ condition, meaning it can affect different people in…

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Easter Egg Hunts Around Ripon & Nidderdale

If you’re looking for an Easter Egg Hunt to do with the kids this Easter there are a lot happening locally. For more details of what’s on over Easter take a look at our Easter Holidays section.   Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Fountains Abbey 30th March – 2nd April 11am – 4pm Use your map…

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What’s On This Spring At Fountains Abbey

The team at Fountains Abbey have a lot of fun, family-friendly activities planned to take us through Spring. Keep the family entertained over the school holidays with plenty of Easter activities; learn hands-on the ‘magic and alchemy’ behind how fabrics were dyed in medieval times; see the lost follies of the water garden re-imagined by…

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Bishop Thornton School Goes For Golf

 Bishop Thornton CE Primary School has just begun an exciting block of lessons at Rudding Park Golf Academy. PE lessons each week now involve learning brand new skills on the driving range, putting green and chipping green.   The facilities at the Academy are excellent, enabling all the children to be involved and engaged for…

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Building Self-Esteem In Young Girls

FiiT like a girl is a specially structured fitness class coming to Ripon for pre-teen girls. Aimed at getting girls active and increasing confidence and self-esteem. As a thirty-something woman, I am more than aware of how hard low self-esteem can be. But most importantly, I am a mum of pre-teen twin girls and I’m…

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Yorkshire Pupil Designs New Folly At Fountains Abbey

A Yorkshire pupil will see his design for an outdoor sculpture become a reality this April, when folly! returns to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.  11 year old Foster Carter, from Le Cateau Primary School, Catterick Garrison, won a competition organised by North Yorkshire Society of Architects to design an interactive outdoor sculpture as part…

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Jodie’s Story…

Mother’s Day may bring cards and flowers, but for many it is over-shadowed by domestic abuse.   Independent Domestic Abuse Services, explain how we can help a friend or family member who is experiencing domestic abuse and how, with their support people can move on to lead safe and happy lives.   Jodie, a former…

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