Month: August 2015

10 Picture Books About Friendship

There’s something truly heart-warming about reading and talking about friendship with my children. They are at the start of their young lives, ready to make and build friendships, so seeing them come to life in their stories is both important and enjoyable. We have a lot of picture books in …

Word of the Week 28/8/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with …

Papery Peep August 2015

How is it already August’s Papery Peep? Where is the time going?! I’ve actually had quite a lot of new paper this month, so I thought I’d share it all with you today. I’ve bought new books… I have new stationery, all from Zazzle…. I’m loving my new planner there, …

A Bedroom Fit For A 5 year Old Girl

As I mentioned last week, we have given Boo’s bedroom a full makeover. I shared a couple of pictures over on Instagram, and as people were telling me they liked it, I thought I’d share a bit more here for you, along with the details of where we got everything from (mainly …

Easy Gardening With Bedding Plants

Back before I really got into my gardening, bedding plants were my go-to buys every time. I see them as instant gardening, and often the bedding plants themselves are easy enough to keep, too. They’d brighten up our garden so that I’d enjoy sitting out in it, with minimal effort. …

The Pinkertons, A Brand New Drama

Just about the only thing that makes the end of summer drawing near acceptable to me is that television programmes get a lot better as the colder months loom. I start to take more of an interest flicking through TV guides, looking out for anything new that appeals. The Pinkertons, a period …

A Visit to Avoncroft Museum

Yesterday, having spent the previous day building furniture, we were keen to get out and about in the fresh air and have a family fun day. We decided to visit  Avoncroft museum. This was our first time at Avoncroft so we were keen to explore and check out all that …

Word of the Week 21/8/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with …

Studenthood = New Stationery!

You may have read about my deliberations and cogitations over resuming my Open University degree recently. Well, after much toing and froing, I’ve decided that I am going to go for it, as I believe I’ll regret it if I don’t at least give it a shot. Which means that …

Summer Learning with Reading Eggs

As regular readers will know, I’m pleased to be working with Reading Eggs this year. We’ve been using Reading Eggs for a little over two years now, starting before I was working with them when Boo was three and I shared how we were getting on with it back then. …

Pets Small World Play

With the kids loving their new pets and all things guinea pigs, including pretending to be them several times a day, I thought it would be fun to create a little small world play around them. My children wanted to make this about their guinea pigs, but any pet goes! …

Our Big Savings Goal

We have a goal. A big savings goal, and we are squirrelling away funds here and there to help with it. We have the smaller aims, as we always have a Christmas savings account running, and then we have the savings for the home projects that pop up throughout the …

Siblings August 2015

It’s the summer holidays. The kids are together 24/7, and they are enjoying being in each other’s company.  It took the first few days for them to settle into a new routine, and now Boo no longer asks to go to school and Little Man no longer wants her to! There’s …

Word of the Week 14/8/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with …

Becoming an Allergenius

Last week we were invited along to find out more about common household allergies, with ao.com and Hotpoint. As a family, we do have our fair share of allergies, so I was keen to find out more. The Husband has hayfever with grass pollen, whilst I have it earlier in the year …

5 Things To Consider Before Getting Guinea Pigs

This post contains affiliate links We got our little guinea pigs last week, Jessie and Leia, and they’re settling in well. I like to make sure that we’re doing our best by them, so I’ve read a huge amount about guinea pig care over the last couple of weeks. That being …

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