Month: February 2014

Word of the Week 28/2/14

Thank you for continuing to pop by and share your Word of the Week! It’s so lovely to read them all each week, and I do really look forward to it 🙂 Anyone can join in, and you can find out all about it here. Lovely to receive so many …

The World Through The Eyes Of A Child

I needed to run a few errands at the start of the week. Things I’d been putting off, but that had accumulated – popping to the bank, buying a few bits that I’d run out of, standing in the post office queue, nothing thrilling. We don’t visit our local town …

Readings Read – February 2014

We’ve read so much this month! I’m back in my reading groove, and the children are as hungry to discover new books as ever. We’ve also been fortunate to receive a few new picture books to review, so we’ve had plenty to keep us busy. These have been our favourite’s …

Boo and Little Man Create – February

Oh they’ve been busy little artistic bees here this month! I shared earlier this month about Little Man’s very first painting session, and the gorgeous keepsake we put together with it. And I also posted Boo’s Draw With Me for this month, drawing her rabbit. So, in addition to these, this …

Learn With Me: Photography Week 6

Today, I am sharing with you the last post in my photography series. Now, that’s not to say that I feel I now know everything, or even close!, just that I feel I’m getting a grip on the basics, and I now have more than enough to be working on …

I’m Loving… #Postcircle

Oh yes, I do love #Postcircle, started by the fabulous Miss Beatrix. It reignited my enjoyment of letter-writing, brought new friends into my life and gave me a legitimate excuse to buy more pretty stationery – wins all round! There’s something so satisfying about sitting down to write a letter, …

The Theme Game Week 8

Well, here we are going into the final week of this month’s Theme Game – it’s come round quickly! So, all to play for, with that gorgeous handmade bracelet up for grabs 🙂 Last week, I so enjoyed reading ‘cake’ posts! They were all great, but Iona at Redpeffer and …

There’s A Dinosaur In My Bathtub by Catalina Echeverri – Review

We do like ourselves a good old dinosaur book here, so when Bloomsbury Publishing sent us a copy of this lovely new picture book, we suspected we’d like it…. There’s a Dinosaur in My Bathtub by Catalina Echeverri Amelia has a dinosaur in her bathtub; a rather LARGE dinosaur. His …

Daddy and Little Man

I’m obviously biased, but I think the Husband is a wonderful daddy. Both kids adore him and he loves them above all else, of course. And I am so enjoying watching the father, son relationship develop…. Every evening when daddy’s due home, I let Little Man know, so he drops …

Corona Hotel, Blackpool – Review

We had our first Approved Family Friendly blogger assignment last weekend, which took us up to the Corona hotel in Blackpool. It was very easy to find, which was an excellent start! We knew that is was near to the Pleasure Beach, so having a huge roller-coaster as a nearby …

Scarecrow Hunting!

At the weekend, we decided to visit Tatton Park, another wonderful venue in our National Trust handbook. There was a scarecrow festival on, with lots of them dotted around to search out, so Boo was delighted! It was absolutely tipping it down, but it was nice to get out and explore, and …

Attempting Landscape Photography

We went up to Blackpool at the weekend, and actually had blue skies. It seemed a good opportunity to get the new camera out and practice a few landscape shots. I took these.. I’m not loving them. You see now why the post is entitled ‘attempting landscape photography’?! I’ve looked …

Word of the Week 21/2/14

Welcome again to Word of the Week! A chance for you to reflect upon your week and sum it up in one word – all are welcome to join in, so come on… My week needs to be summed up by the word… Yep, there’s no way around it, this …

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog – Review

The kids love Pip and Posy, though especially Little Man. He is fascinated by them. We have a couple of their books, and we were very happy to receive this new title to review, thanks to Nosy Crow recently… Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog, illustrated by Axel Scheffler  When …

Learn With Me: Photography Week 5

I’m starting to get there! I’ve my beginner’s tips, the basics of perspective and light, a lesson in nature shots, my new camera, and now today, we learn about landscapes, from the fabulous Through Niks Lens… Top 10 Tips On Taking Landscape Photography 1. Location:  Plan your location in advance, …

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