Month: October 2016

This is Why I Blog

Last week was half term. We caught up with friends, we baked, we crafted, we read, we drew, we played and we lounged. Nothing special, all completely ordinary, and I loved it. Here’s a little moment, completely average, but one that felt just so right… As I say, ordinary. Boo …

Word of the Week 28/10/16

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 …

Papery Peep October 2016

Ah, another month, another Papery Peep! It’s been quite a papery month for me this month – though on reflection, it often is! I have been studying, of course, and have now submitted my first assignment of this year’s module and am enjoying reading about 15th and 16th century empire …

Gears! Gears! Gears! Movin’ Monkeys Building Set Review

We’ve been playing with a fun new STEM toy from Learning Resources, the Gears! Gears! Gears! Movin’ Monkeys Building Set… These tactile gears will get your children monkeying around for hours! Little monkeys won’t be able to keep their hands off this 136-piece jungle themed building set. Crank-operated set features …

Life in Year 2 So Far….

Boo’s now been in Year 2 for half a term and the time has absolutely flown by. She settled really quickly with her new teachers and seems happy there. One of the first things I noticed was the increased responsibility that they are encouraging. Many of the children have ‘jobs’ this …

Word of the Week 21/10/16

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 …

On Sibling Love

I have no doubt mentioned here before that I have a brother. A little brother, though to be fair, he is a tad taller than me now! My brother and I have the same age gap as my children. Well, if we’re being absolutely exact, our age gap is 2 …

#30DaysOfPaper on Instagram

I am thinking that it’s about time that we had another Instagram papery challenge! This one will run from the 1st November, so I’m giving you a little bit of time to get ready and spread the word if you think others might like to have a go at this …

Gardeco Toledo Cast Iron Chiminea Review

As autumn rolls in, one of the things that I’m always a bit sad about is that I feel I’m abandoning the garden until spring and I lose that entire space. We all love being out there throughout the summer and spend hours in the garden, so it would be …

Easy & Affordable Kids Activities

With half term just around the corner, I thought I’d share a few easy and inexpensive ideas for keeping the kids entertained during their time off. I had a little look back over some of the things that we have tried and enjoyed, and I’m really glad that I did …

Siblings October 2016

This month has seen Boo turn 7. Seven years old already, the time has flown by. It’s funny as of course we had Boo for nearly three whole years before Little Man arrived, but I can’t imagine her without him, her partner in crime. And she cannot remember a time …

Girls in Football

My daughter came home from school last week excited to tell me about her PE lesson, as she’d been learning how to play football. She couldn’t wait for Daddy to come home from work so that they could go out into the garden and she could show him all she’d …

Word of the Week 14/10/16

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 …

The Last Year

I’ve now been a mother for seven years, seven years this month. I have been at home for seven years. It sounds a long time when I say that, but it has absolutely flown by and I’m not too sure where the time has gone. The kids are at that …

Book Recommendations for Autumn

As the colder months draw in, it’s got to be the perfect time to snuggle down with a good book and a cuppa. With that in mind, I thought that today I’d have a nosy through my book journal and share with you some of my favourite reads from the …

Rory’s Story Cubes Batman Review & Giveaway

We have been playing with Rory’s Story Cubes Batman, so today I’ll share our thoughts on them with a review, along with offering one of you the chance to win a set… The storytelling possibilities with Rory’s Story Cubes Batman are endless. There is one rule: there are no wrong …

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