Month: April 2016

Word of the Week 29/4/16

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 …

Helpful Advice for Parents of School Starters

With school places announced last week, I thought it would be useful to draw on the wisdom of top parent bloggers and have them share with us their advice for those parents who will soon have school starters. It is a scary time for many of us, as we wonder …

Papery Peep April 2016

This month I’ve been capturing a few of my papery moments this month on camera, from snail mail to stationery, so here’s a glimpse… ‘To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart’ Go on, put pen to paper today and make …

Disney Pictopia Review & Competition

Last week we were excited to receive Disney Pictopia…. Families team up in this uniquely collaborative yet competitive trivia game with 1,000 questions covering the World of Disney! During the game, everyone gets a chance to show off their knowledge – from Disney Jr. and Disney XD to the Disney …

What Has Your Sofa Seen During Its Lifetime?

Well, that’s the question, isn’t it? We actually got our sofas just after Little Man was born. I remember commenting that for the first two or three weeks of his life he must have thought that only sofa shops existed in the outside world, as every time we took him …

How Old Is Your Chit-Chat?

You’ll know that I love words and language here. Whether I be writing them or reading them, I find words to be fascinating and evocative, hence I created Word of the Week. I enjoy reading all of those language-based posts, finding out how people have chosen to sum up their …

Beating the FOMO Bug

What FOMO? OK, just in case you don’t know what on earth I’m talking about here, let me explain about FOMO in case it’s totally passed you by… ‘anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website’ The …

Game of Thrones Season 6 is Coming…

…and I suspect that Winter won’t be far behind it. Now there aren’t many shows that have me literally counting down until it starts again, the date of Monday 25th April emblazoned on my brain. But Game of Thrones will do that to you, won’t it? It will be simulcast …

Jigsaw Love!

My 6 year old is a huge jigsaw puzzle fan. Has been for as long as I can remember. Me? Not so much. Until now, until this puzzle…. I have now discovered Wentworth Wooden Puzzles and I find myself to be something of a jigsaw convert. Jigsaws have always been …

Word of the Week 22/4/16

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 …

I’m Excited About…

Last week I was fortunate enough to receive a couple of emails that made me very, very happy. They were both invitations to events run by Wild Rumpus and I am so excited about both of them, so let me tell you more… A Day at the Lake A Day …

My Spring Wish Lyst

Ah, the days are getting lighter, the temperature is slowly creeping up. This means that my thoughts turn to spending more time in the garden, looking forward to summer and of course, breaking out the spring wardrobe! Having spent months huddled in warm jumpers, denim skirts and knee-high boots, along …

Bookawoo Review & Giveaway

A Bookawoo box has arrived here, making my daughter very happy. Bookawoo is a subscription service that sends your child a magical monthly box with 3-4 new books for them to learn and expand their imagination. Each month is a new theme and is designed to stimulate their love of …

5 Every Day Things That Scare Me

As I was doing something the other day that scared me, the idea for sharing these little fears of mine with you popped into my mind. I’m not talking serious phobias or anything here, just the every day things that I encounter that scare me. Totes normal stuff…. 1. Steamed …

Life with Guinea Pigs

It’s been a little while since our furry friends featured here so I though an update on how we’re getting on with them would be useful, this is our family life with guinea pigs… As you may know, we bought our guinea pigs during the summer holidays last year, and …

Playing with PlayMais

Last week the children received this….. Intrigued? I was! This is PlayMais and it is quite unlike anything we have played with before. It is light, bright and colourful and feels like a cross between that polystyrene packaging material and maize baby snacks! It’s very versatile and can be used …

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