Month: July 2013

Our Top 5 Rainy Day Activities

We’ve been feeling a little spoilt with all of this lovely weather. Trips to the park, playgrounds, bug hunts and garden play have made up most of our days, so what to do now faced with a day full of rain? These are our favourites for indoors fun, and I …

The Readings Read – July

As I go on and on about reading a fair bit here, I thought I’d share with you our favourite books each month. So book recommendations for babies, preschoolers and adults here! I’m going to aim to very strict with myself and only choose one book for each of us …

Not Just Any Swing

Today I’m linking up with What’s the Story? and this was also a Magic Moment for me. I’m sharing with you a photo of Boo, when she was 10 months old, on a swing in a local playground. She has been on plenty of swings in her time, but this …

My Liebster Award Post

Thanks to the lovely Kelly, over at TiasMum12, as she has nominated me for a Liebster Award! So what does this mean? Well, to start with Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome – very nice! That’s definitely a …

The Great Bug Hunt Adventure

We woke up on Wednesday and the thought struck me that we had no plans whatsoever for the day. No nursery drops, no play-dates, no kids classes, no cards basket collections, no appointments, nada. It felt good. The whole world was our oyster so what would we do? The sun …

Visit to the New Library

When I was growing up, I loved going to the local children’s library with my mum and brother. Whether it be for a story time session, or to choose our books, it always evokes a happy childhood memory. When Boo was born, I imagined similar trips, and then a few …

Project Garden Update 24th July

Thought you’d like a little update on our garden, though, truth be told, we’ve not made much progress this week. We’ve got our herb garden built and ready to go. Just need some herbs now…! I’d bought Boo her mini garden like this at the start of summer, and I …

Stationery Love

There’s a reason, when I was trying to find a way of working from home so I could look after Boo, that I chose selling cards and stationery. I love cards and stationery! You know that saying ‘do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life’, …

A Blackboard Drawing – #Magic Moments

Today Boo was scribbling away on her blackboard, as she frequently does, when she produced this… Now, speaking as her mum, it’s obviously a masterpiece! A three year old creating such art is brilliant! But, you’re asking me what it actually is, aren’t you…?! She told me that it’s her, …

Don’t all Parents Read to their Children?

As the title of the post suggests, I’m curious. In the past couple of months, both Boo and Little Man have received Bookstart packs. I like these, and the children like these – always happy to welcome some new books into the house. Within these packs, along with books, are …

Harry and the Heat

I’m sharing this post as part of the new What’s the Story? linky over at PODCastDove. I wanted to share a photo from this week with you. We’ve all been loving this weather. I like the sun (I’m a huge flip flop and ice cream fan, so now is my …

It’s My Business Anniversary Today!

I’ve written my ‘work blog’ post for today, but it feels like one that really shaped our happenings in the Reading Residence, so I felt it was worth sharing over here, too.. Today feels like a momentous day. Why? It’s my Phoenix Anniversary. Three years ago today, I took the …

Mortgages – How Do You Stack Up?

I’ve been through some basics of getting mortgage advice in my first post in the series here. Now, I thought it’d be useful to talk you through each of the steps advisors and underwriters consider in approving an application. Before you start looking around at that dream home, please, please …

Kidstart Review

Do you shop on-line? I do, frequently! I like to be able to search for products, check best prices, look for voucher codes and read reviews. Oh, and it beats walking round the shops with two little ones! I use Kidstart, and would highly recommend it. It’s all really simple …

Birthday Presents for the Little Readings

It’s Little Man’s first birthday in a few weeks time, and then it’s Boo’s 4th birthday at the start of October. I’m making plans for their days, and we’re already booked into Alton Towers’ Splash Landings hotel for Boo’s birthday, as I mentioned in a previous post, though we’re still …

Boo’s First Sports Day

Yesterday we were invited along to Boo’s nursery for her first ever sports day. As it was such a momentous occasion, the husband had the day off work so that he could join us. It was non-competitive, and just for the nursery and reception class. We arrived at 2pm, to …

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