Month: April 2015

It Took Me By Surprise

I was having an OK day. The school run was uneventful, I’d got through the washing, some housework, caught up with my blog emails and admin, and got cracking on a new post. All this before 10.30, and then it was time for us to go to toddler class. That’s where …

5 Steps for a One-Day Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

Having recently given our kitchen a makeover, I was itching to do so with our bathroom, too. We had a new bathroom put in a few years ago, and when we chose it, we deliberately selected neutral colours so that when the time came to freshen it up, we could do …

Papery Peep April 2015

I do enjoy Papery Peep time! If you’re new here, I run this as part of my #BringBackPaper campaign, on the last Wednesday of every month. I share papery photos and invite people to do the same, by way of the linky below, or just share them over on Twitter, …

In The Night Garden Fun & Learn Projector Review

The night is black and the stars are bright and the sea is dark and deep… If you’re a parent of a small child, you’ll no doubt recognise these words. And yes, you’re probably singing them now, too, as I am. In The Night Garden was one of my Little …

Win a Safetots Bed Guard

Today I’ve a give-away for you, one to help to keep your little ones safe. The move from cot to bed is a big one, for both toddler and parent, and a bed guard can often provide some much needed reassurance. It can help your child feel more secure in …

Baking Fun in a Tuff Spot

OK, I must firstly point out that this is not real baking, do not try to eat these cakes! I thought it would be fun to set up the tuff spot with some baking utensils, along with sensory materials to make cakes with, so I added some rice and a …

Sunny Holiday Daydreams

It’s actually sunny! I’ve had my flip flops on and the sun tan lotion has been in use. And it’s only mid-April, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised. When the sunshine comes, and we’re getting out into the garden, my thoughts turn to holidays, and I’m sure I’m not alone. We’ve …

We’re Going to Wychwood Festival!

I am excited. Next month we will be taking the children to their very first festival. In fact, I think it’s the Husband’s very first festival, too. We’re off to Wychwood festival at Cheltenham race course at the end of May. There is so much to do there, and so …

Word of the Week 24/4/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week. Thanks to those of you that linked up last week, and I look forward to reading all about your weeks this week. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by …

Has Social Media Turned Us Into Judgy Parents?

OK, so if you read the title, and thought ‘I was always judgy’ then yeah, social media hasn’t affected you. I just have a feeling that with the huge surge in blogging and social media, otherwise non-judgemental folk might be morphing into judgy monster parents. Parenting is a huge deal, of …

Let’s Get Kids Writing Again with Got2Jot

Today’s #BringBackPaper post comes from Sarah over at Got 2 Jot, as she ponders the decline in thank you notes, and offers up a rather gorgeous give-away, too… We never seem to have the time to sit down and write a thank you note anymore. Sending a text or even …

A Miffy Afternoon

The inimitable Miffy has a big birthday this year – the cute little rabbit will be 60 years old, on 21st June. She’s looking good for 60, I think! So in celebration of this, I’m excited to be working with the team over at Miffy to bring you news and …

5 Fun Ways to Get Kids Interested in Birds

I love to talk to the children about the natural world around us. There is so much that we can enjoy and learn right here on our doorstep. When I’m out gardening, Boo often likes to help me plant bulbs and seeds and she gets so excited when she sees …

Diggerland Fun

When we were away in Somerset, we thought we’d take advantage of our location and pay a visit to Diggerland. I’d heard about them, and there are 4 in England, but they are all quite a long way from us here in Birmingham, so we’d not got round to going. …

Word of the Week 17/4/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week. Thanks to those of you that linked up last week, and I look forward to reading all about your weeks this week. As you’ll know if you popped by last Friday my word last week was creative, so as a little update on …

A Mouse Tale DVD Give-Away

The end of the week is now in sight, but I thought I’d give you a little extra lift this evening, by running a give-away. It’s one for the children, a story of a quest, filled with magic and rodents, which sounds fun to me! I have one copy of A Mouse …

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