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.

Primary School’s Magpie Mystery

Children at Bishop Thornton CE School mystified and entertained last week with their 2017 summer play. Mystery at Magpie Manor transported everyone back to the 1920s and the classic country house whodunnits of Harrogate celebrity author, Agatha Christie. Lord Pica needs £30,000 to save his family home, so a Grand Auction Ball is planned to…

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What’s On: Summer At Fountains Abbey

Summer Explorer Map Until Friday 8 September 10am-5pm Pick up this map to discover what’s the buzz around nature this summer. It’s full of the best sights, smells and discoveries that will help you have fun while you explore the abbey and garden. From smelly Herb Robert to bumbling bees, a summer adventure awaits…Tick off…

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Go Wild This Summer!

The Wild Watch project is challenging the people of Nidderdale to get out into nature this summer and learn about the fantastic wildlife of the area. Regular contact with wildlife and the outdoors is a proven antidote to mental health issues, obesity and has been shown to generally improve our health and wellbeing. This issue…

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The Courage Queen: Mumbler’s Agony Aunt

Our Mumbler Agony Aunt is Rachael Alexander, better known as The Courage Queen. This month she advises on staying positive, the question and her answer and advice is below. If you have a question for next months column please send it to her directly [email protected] and your question may be picked for next months blog!  …

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21 Places To Visit With Kids In Ripon And Nidderdale.

Ripon, Nidderdale and the surrounding areas in beautiful North Yorkshire offer lots of fun and exciting things to do with the kids. From National Trust properties to museums, gardens to roam and castles to explore, from train rides to adventure playgrounds, countryside walks and underground adventures we’ve got twenty one of the best places to…

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Help Protect Your Feet During Pregnancy With New Souls

Did you know that pregnancy leads to lasting changes in foot shape and size? I’ve had 2 pregnancies and after my first I experienced real pains in my instep (that’s what you get for carrying around a 9lb 5 baby!) And to this day I have issues in my left hip… started in pregnancy and…

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Sunflowers Suggests… Tips For Caring For Your Child’s Teeth

Good dental hygiene and care is so important for your child’s speech, their eating and their smile. A happy smile with healthy teeth can improve a child’s self confidence no end. Sadly, rates of dental decay (or dental caries) in young children are increasing alongside our rates of sugar consumption. More children are admitted to…

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Lightwater Valley 2017 Season

Lightwater Valley opens its doors again this weekend with the announcement of four exciting new attractions along with the visit of children’s TV star Mister Maker this summer. Set within 175 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, the family theme park opens on April 1 offering the chance to experience many brand new thrills and adventures….

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Pregnancy Massage

Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle aches and tension.   Feeling stressed? Studies indicate that massage during pregnancy reduces anxiety, decreases symptoms of depression, relieves muscle aches and joint pains, and can improve labour outcomes and newborns health.   Mood swings? There have been many studies done on the benefits…

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Beer Lovers’ Father’s Day Gift

Brewtown Brewery Tours are here to take you on a journey of exploration and discovery. We connect curious beer drinkers with expert local makers using our wealth of local knowledge, and our passion for quality beer brewed in small batches by independent producers.   Our great relationship with local breweries enables us to create a…

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