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Me & My Pet with travel journalist Lottie Gross

We recently spoke to travel journalist Lottie Gross – a dog-adoring writer who is currently working on her second dog-friendly travel book. Her first, Dog-Friendly Weekends: 50 breaks in Britain for you and your dog, is one of our favourite canine-approved guides so we were keen to get her top travel tips and recommendations. Here, she shares all that and more – including a hilarious tale or two about Arty, her spirited Manchester Terrier.

Plus, keep reading until the end to find out how you ca

Puffin authors share the best books they received for Christmas

There's no better gift at Christmas than a great book (ok, we might be biased). We asked some of our authors to share the best book they’ve received, here's what it meant to them.

My father believed that most Christmas presents should arrive in a stocking and that most Christmas presents should be books, so as a child I'd wake up each year to a pillowcase full of books at the end of my bed. I discovered so many wonderful stories that way, but the one that really sticks in my mind is The Hundred

9 different types of poetry

Poetry can seem intimidating, especially if you feel you’re not as well versed as others. But the world of poetry is vast and diverse! You’ve probably come across lots of different types of poetry without even realising it!

The haiku (or hokku) is an ancient form of Japanese poetry that has become very popular all over the world. Renowned for its small size, haikus consist of just three lines (tercet); the first and third lines have five syllables, whereas the second has seven. Haikus don’t hav

Pale Hall Review | Pet Inspector

Recently, Kiki the pet inspector took an enchanting journey to the resplendent Pale Hall in Bala, North Wales. Tucked away in the beautiful Welsh countryside, this 5-star, dog-friendly Victorian country house offers an unparalleled retreat for all – especially our furry friends. Surrounded by mountains with Wales’ biggest lake, Llyn Tegid, at its centre, this gorgeous town is the perfect place for a getaway with your pooch. Tag along for this paw-some narrative as Kiki sniffs out the luxurious s

The 10 best year-Round Dog-Friendly Beaches in the UK

Want to know where the best dog-friendly beaches are? Well, after all, whether it’s playing fetch, a stroll across sandy shores or a dip in the sea, dogs and the coast go hand in hand.

However not all British beaches are pup-friendly, particularly during the summer months, which can make it tricky to choose where to take your hound on holiday. So we’ve done the hard work for you and sniffed out ten of the best dog-friendly beaches across the UK.

Some boast rock pools and secret coves, others m

Me & My Pet: Dr Scott

We spoke to Dr Scott Miller, resident vet on ITV’s This Morning show, who also runs his own practice in Isleworth, about life with his two adorable dogs Skully and Ludo, how they enhance his life and how they also get along with his children. We also find out about his charity work in Ukraine with animals caught up in the conflict and his thoughts about animal welfare.

Firstly tell us what you love most about your job and what you are working on at the moment? Also about your charity work in Uk

The 17 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants In Liverpool

Embark on a culinary adventure with your canine companion and our guide to the best dog-friendly restaurants in Liverpool.

Liverpool is a true dog-loving city and has plenty of fantastic places for you and your four-legged friend to explore including Sefton Park, with its famous glasshouse, Otterspool promenade where you can stroll along the River Mersey as well as The Albert Dock with its maritime history and backdrop to the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.

So whether you are looking for a brunc

How to prepare your kids for travelling

Whether you’ve got a short or long-haul trip planned this summer, you can never be too prepared especially when travelling with children. So, here are some of our top tips to help get you all ready for your holiday as well as some sun-sational books to pack.

The best way to get any child excited about a holiday is to talk to them about it. Their age will dictate how much they want to know and how much they will really understand the concept, but it’s good to start talking about it regularly eve

The Ultimate Guide To Dog-Friendly Plants

When it comes to using safe garden plants and creating the perfect outdoor space, safety and aesthetics are the essential elements every pet parent should consider. Your garden can indeed be a sanctuary for you and your four-legged friend, provided you’ve ensured the plants you cultivate are dog-friendly and it’s always best to double check before planting.

Some common garden plants can be toxic to pets, causing a range of health issues if ingested. But fear not, there are many beautiful blooms

‘Petiquette’ - Your Essential Guide To Dog-Friendly Travel

A dog-friendly travel guide curated by PetsPyjamas Co-founder Denise Elphick – a travel journalist who has travelled with her Norfolk Terrier, Kiki.

I believe that travelling with your dog makes holidays so much more fun and rewarding and whenever we can my husband, Rory, and I like to include our Norfolk Terrier, Kiki, aka the Pet Inspector, in our plans. She absolutely loves staying in hotels and cottages by the sea -she especially loves long walks on the beach and has even climbed to the top

7 ways to celebrate World Book Day 2023

Are you ready for World Book Day ? To make sure you celebrate in style, we've put together some fun activities for you to all enjoy together.

Dress up as your favourite character

For many children, dressing up as their favourite book character and then showing off their outfits at school is the highlight of the day. But which character should they go as? Check out our step-by-step guides here for some inspiration. For those of you who may be on a tighter budget or are short on time, try one of

14 of the best book subscription boxes for children

Wee Bookworms is a specialist children’s bookshop in Northern Ireland, and we’re very thankful they have their own subscription service. They offer six different age range boxes, from babies all the way up to teenagers – and they even have an adult subscription box for fans of classic children’s tales and YA. Each month you’ll receive one or two beautifully wrapped books, and with your first box you’ll also receive a surprise gift, a bookmark, and a Trainee Bookworm certificate (to make it offic
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