Month: August 2013

Rambling Through The Roses

Last weekend, we decided to take a trip to the David Austin roses plant centre, in Albrighton. I’ve recently bought a couple for Project Garden, as they are my favourite plants, so I was keen to roam the gardens and see which other ones I liked the most, and I …

The Readings Read – August

As the end of the month is rolling round again, I’m sharing the books that have been favourite reads for each member of the Reading household in August.. Little Man – Dinosaur Roar (Paul & Henrietta Stickland) He loves this! It’s inspired his first birthday theme, and he now has …

Open Garden Day

On Sunday I was fortunate enough to be selling my cards in a gorgeous garden local to me, opening for charity for one day only. I was set up in the dining room, with the patio doors opening out onto the garden, so this was my view for the day.. …

Review of Aldi’s Nappies and Wipes

I used to buy Aldi nappies when Boo was a toddler, but until a couple of weeks ago, hadn’t got them for Little Man. It was just circumstance, as I simply hadn’t visited an Aldi recently. I was happy with them for Boo, so on a recent Aldi trip, I …

Story of Mum

Today, I’m delighted to be taking part in the Story of Mum blog tour and exhibition. As mothers, it’s not often that we feel seen, heard and valued. Yet our everyday stories matter, and sharing them can inspire others. Story of Mum: Mums making an exhibition of ourselves is a …

Man Laughs in the Face of Hannibal

I’m linking up with What’s the Story? today and sharing with you one of my all-time favourite photos… This is my brother, and famed horrifying serial killer Hannibal Lecter. And does he tremble in his wake? No, he looks ridiculously chipper and cheerful to be photographed with him! We took …

A Muddy Mess

This post is dedicated to the fabulous MudPie Mama. It’s thanks to reading her blog last week, that Boo has been happily entertained in our garden this week. I do have memories of making mud-pies with my brother when I was little, but for some reason just hadn’t introduced the …

The Next Picasso?

The 3 year-old is into her drawing and colouring-in in quite a big way. She adores it. She has endless colouring books, blank pads, crayons and also a blackboard for her to indulge all of her creative urges. The blackboard is responsible for regular doodles (the husband has been known …

A Stroll Through My Mum’s Garden

Regular readers will know that I’ve recently started a garden re-design, Project Garden, with A LOT of help from my mum. She’s a keen gardener, and has always come over to mine and taken over my garden, too! She retired at Christmas, and since then, has been spending hours and …

Room 101 Meme

I’ve been tagged! Thanks to Sarah over at MyBeautifulThree, I’ve been asked to share with you three things that I’d put into Room 101. You’ll probably know what Room 101 is, from either the book or the TV programme. In case you don’t, here’s a quote from Orwell’s 1984 to …

Children’s Parties – Do We Have To?

Little Man will be turning 1 at the start of September, and Boo is coming up to her fourth birthday, in early October. Naturally, I’ve been pondering how best to mark these milestones and make them special for the children. And I guess that’s the sticking point and crux of …

Cousins

As I like to on a Monday, I’m linking up today’s post with What’s the Story? and Magic Moments. I’m sharing a photo with you that was taken last summer, when Little Man was yet to make his appearance, hence him not getting in on the action!   Boo (and …

Stationery Love 3

It’s about that time again, when my love of all sorts of stationery gorgeousness has bubbled up, and I just have to share. I think it’s been spurred into action because I spent last night pricing up all of my Christmas stock that’s arrived (while watching The Sapphires – I …

‘Country Kids’ Inspired

Pretty much since I started blogging last month, I’ve been joining up with Coombe Mill’s #CountryKids linky. It’s about getting outside to have some family fun, whether it be a day out at a farm, a stroll through the park, or just splashing in puddles in your back garden. It’s …

My Ultimate Summer Driving List

I have been tagged by the lovely Gina, over at Cold Tea and Smelly Nappies to share with you my ultimate summer driving list. I love that Gina’s got me involved, as these meme’s are always fun to blog about it, though I fear it’s going to expose me and …

Project Garden Update 14th August

Things have been happening here! The big event has been the replacement of the fence. This is the first big part of Project Garden, as introduced here, as it should free up space to allow many of the plants on the rockery to be moved over to the bed along …

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