Month: October 2013

How Does Your Garden Grow? 31st October

I thought it was about time that I brought you an update on the garden… The season is certainly ringing the changes out there in the garden. The wet weather has also put pay to a fair few gardening plans. Truth be told, it’s all looking a little bedraggled, sodden …

The Readings Read – October

As the month is drawing to a close, it’s about that time again to share with you what we’ve each most enjoyed reading this month.. Little Man – Peepo by Janet & Allan Ahlberg He’s had this classic book since birth, and it has always been a firm favourite with …

Melissa and Doug Wooden Princess Mirror – Review

When Cre8ive Kidz got in touch with me after reading our Djeco Collage Kits review, asking us if we’d like to review more of their products, I jumped at the chance. Boo loves to try anything crafty and creative, so I knew that she’d be delighted and more than willing …

My Guilty Pleasures

It seems I’ve accidentally committed to sharing these, after a thoughtless remark on Twitter. I mentioned I’d just had the idea to write a blog post confessing a few guilty pleasures, and a fair few people liked the concept! It’s the type of thing that’s just begging to be made …

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now for those of you amongst us reading this, who wonder why I’ve entitled this ‘easy..’, as you know that cookies are always easy, I’ve added that for bakers such as myself who are perhaps prone to the odd cake mishap and always have an eye out for a simple, …

An Impromptu Outing

It’d been one of those days. Not necessarily a bad one, just a fast one! I’d visited a potential school for Boo in the morning, while she had fun with Nanny and Grandad, we enjoyed a visit from my sister-in-law, lunch, Little Man napped, and before I knew it, it …

We Connect With Nature

I read a report last week, carried out by the RSPB, uncovering how ‘connected to nature’ our children are. I found the results quite alarming. The national results show that currently only 21 per cent of 8–12 year olds have a connection to nature level that the RSPB consider a …

Choosing A School

Boo is now 4, so I have just embarked upon the exciting journey of choosing a primary school for her. And I think it needs to be exciting, as this is a huge milestone. Now, I say I’ve just embarked, which means I’ve been to the school I was very …

To Move or Not To Move?

I get restless. I get restless and feel the need for changes. I daydream sometimes about living elsewhere. Always near the sea. I’d love to be able to just jump in the car and pop to the beach with the kids. And I’d imagine I’d have a home like this …

Where will you go and who will you meet on Saturday November 9?

Today I’m sharing a post by Zoe over at Playing By The Book, filling us in on a fantastic day out coming up in the Midlands… On Saturday November 9, in the heart of Birmingham you can meet Pinocchio, a mysterious angel, the boy destined to be King Arthur… and …

Rory’s Story Cubes – Review

For Boo’s birthday, I bought her a set of Rory’s Story Cubes, from The Toadstool. I’d read about them in a couple of my parenting magazines, and I really liked the concept. I hoped Boo would, too! Now, it does say on the packaging that this is for ages 6 …

Our Relaxed Weekend

Here we are again. Another weekend over, and so I’m linking up with the lovely Em over at Snowing Indoors to share with you what we’ve been up to… We’ve had a pretty relaxed one here. It was nice because we had nowhere we had to be, and no real …

So Happy Together

My children are growing, as children have a habit of doing..! And as they’re growing up, I see them growing closer together. These are photos taken in the past week.. They play together now. We’ve been fortunate that Boo welcomed and adored Little Man from the first day she met …

It’s Dry – Get On Out There!

I don’t know about where you are, but it’s been raining here. A lot! I’d been enjoying autumn and all of it’s changes until this past week, but I do not like the rain. Cold I can do – we just wrap up a warmer and still get on out …

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