The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

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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.

Beep Beep! Days with Timmy Time drives home road safety message

On average, six children are killed or seriously injured on roads in Britain every single day, that’s equivalent to a whole classroom of children every single week! To raise greater awareness and educate young children Huddersfield-based road safety charity Brake, runs Beep Beep! Days with Timmy Time for early years educators, to give them the tools…

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Mumbler advice: ‘Language is a biggy when it comes to school readiness’

In the second in a series of Mumbler advice articles, outstanding headteacher and North Kirklees Mumbler co-owner Lucy Patrick, looks at how children’s language at home can have a huge impact on their readiness to learn in schools. According to a report published by Save the Children* the number of words your child knows by…

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Christmas bin collection Kirklees 2019 and recycling centre opening

It wouldn’t be Christmas without piles of wrapping paper, packaging and boxes piled up everywhere – so here’s everything you need to know about when you’ll be able to get rid of it! Bin collections will continue as normal up to and including Christmas Eve, December 24, with a break over Christmas and New Year,…

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Card Factory Top 10 Personalised Christmas gifts

Choosing the “right” gift can be a minefield. I don’t want to waste money, I don’t want excessive plastic and most importantly, I want the recipient to genuinely love it. For family & friends a bit of personalisation is always a winner, however I’ve found that some of the “famous” brand names that spring to…

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Dates announced for FREE parking in Kirklees this Christmas

Kirklees Council is once again encouraging people to shop local this Christmas with free parking opportunities across its town centres. Karl Battersby, Strategic Director Economy & Infrastructure said: “Whether you are looking for the perfect present for a friend or relative, or a specific ingredient for a party – our town centres are home to…

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Christmas Lights events in North Kirklees

The tinkle of festive music is filling the shops, the air is getting colder, and pretty soon the streets will be aglow with light as we get ready for Christmas. Be the first to see own towns light up by visiting one of the fantastic light switch on events being organised by local communities and…

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10 Advent calendar ideas

I’m not sure how we’ll approach advent calendars this year in our house. My mini mumbler is now four so there’s a good chance the count down may have more meaning this year. Last year, I vividly recall was tantrum-fuelled as the concept of waiting a day for one more chocolate was completely too much…

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Mirfield station on track for underpass upgrade

Train operator Grand Central has announced improvement works to Mirfield Station as part of a raft of schemes along its North East and West Riding routes. The improvements, which are due to be completed in early 2020, will see a revamp of the station in  Mirfield, Brighouse and Wakefield Kirkgate. They will make the stations more…

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Oh yes it is! Pantos to take your kids to in Kirklees

There’s something really special about going to a pantomime as a child. Watching the cast bring a classic tale to life and of course lots of audience participation! And for some children it’s there first experience of a theatre and the performers do not disappoint with a  truly magical experience. Although many pantos are on…

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Review: Crafty Owls Pottery

Mumbler content writer Louise visited Crafty Owls in Ossett with her daughter. Here’s how they got on: With the exception of a pottery class on a hen do some years ago, I’d not set foot in an art studio for many years. Painting on the other hand is a regular occurrence in our house but…

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