Month: October 2015

Drayton Manor’s Spectacular Fireworks Extravaganza

Tonight we took the kids to their very first fireworks display and it was all that they’d hoped it would be and more. We went along to Drayton Manor’s Fireworks Spectacular, where they rounded off their 65th anniversary season in style with a War of the Worlds themed show. We were at the …

Word of the Week 30/10/15

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 …

Learning with Reading Eggs

As you may well know, we’re pleased to be working with Reading Eggs this year, having used it for the past couple of years with Boo and enjoyed it. It’s now Little Man’s turn,  and so we’ve been using Reading Eggs and Mathseeds for a few weeks now.  As Boo loved it …

Papery Peep October 2015

It’s time to share my month in paper, and invite you to do the same. Today I’m going to share my 6 year old’s paper. It was her birthday at the start of the month and she, like her mother, is getting a reputation for liking stationery, so had a …

Elfie’s Christmas Letters

We have started Christmas shopping, we’ve made arrangements for the day itself and I have my cards ready. Christmas is now on my mind, and I’m always looking at ways to make it special for the children, of course. At the start of December, we put our tree and decorations …

Thinking About Secondary Schools

Boo has just turned 6, is in Year 1 at school. Little Man starts school in two years time, and I’ve the hurdle of getting him settled in to nursery before that. You might think that secondary schools haven’t even crossed my mind at this stage, but oh no, you’d …

Bonfire Night Crafting

With Bonfire Night fast approaching, I thought it’d be fun to get crafty with Little Man and create some fireworks inspired art. At just turned 3, anything that involves glue and glitter has my son very excited! It’s also a fun way to craft, as I can pop the glue in …

Win a £100 Amazon Gift Card with DC Super Friends!

My son has discovered super heroes. He dresses up as them, plays with their figures and toys and enjoys watching, reading and colouring them in! Batman is one of his latest discoveries, as we bought him some fun Batman toys for his birthday, and little does he know, but he …

Word of the Week 23/10/15

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 …

Kids Teatime Takeover

When the team at McCain got in touch inviting us to get involved with their Kids Teatime Takeover campaign, I knew it was one for us. McCain want to champion the simple joys of teatime this autumn by hijacking every Thursday night of the week where mums and kids can …

5 Things to Consider When Planning a Child’s Bedroom

Having given both of our children’s bedrooms makeovers over the past year, there’s a few key points which have struck me, things that I knew we needed to get right. It’s well worth taking a little time to plan your child’s room redesign and taking into account a few key …

Bringing History to Life at Tamworth Castle

Last Friday my daughter’s homework included a reading book all about castles and palaces. Ah, one for me! We enjoyed reading through it together and discussing each of the pages as I helped her to put it all into context. It then occurred to me that I should build on …

Share Your Family Meal Time To Win!

Center Parcs have launched a fun competition today, their final competition of 3, encouraging family meal times and offering up a fabulous prize. In a recent post by Female First, it’s claimed families who eat dinner together five nights a week helps to build and maintain relationships, and can even …

Snail Mail: What to Send

Last week I shared my tips on getting started with snail mail, including what you’ll need and how to find people to write to, so today I want to share a few ideas for the next stage – actually writing the letter. Once you’ve been doing this for a while, …

Just 3 minutes

That’s all it took to change the course of my morning last week. Our weekday mornings are rarely ‘enjoyable’. That doesn’t make them horrendous or anything, just not a time that I particularly enjoy. We’re up, the kids have their breakfast with their dad whilst I jump in the shower, …

Winter Is Coming…

Winter is coming… Well yes, it is, in more ways than one. With winter on it’s way and the darker, colder nights drawing in, I tend to want to hibernate. Evenings will be about PJs, snuggly throws and TV for me from now until spring! I love settling down with a …

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