Category: Family & Days Out

When Left To Their Own Devices…

Boo and Little Man have a fair few toys between them. Fortunately, we converted our dining room into a playroom for them, so they have room for them all to go without taking over the house, and of course, they have some in their bedrooms, too. To make the most …

Exploring A New Park

I had a few cards deliveries to make at the weekend, which I realise isn’t that scintillating for the kids, so I thought it’d be nice to tie in a trip to a new park at the end of the outing, as a treat for them being so good in …

Our Autumn Poem

We’ve been getting out and about and enjoying the season out there, from leaf hunts to foraging to wild art, we’re embracing it all. As such, and because the fabulous team over at Center Parcs have set us this challenge, we’re going to turn our hand to poetry and share …

Muppet Christmas Carol Day

Everyone has this day, right? In the build up to Christmas? A family tradition, and an official ‘day’? No?! Why not??! Muppet Christmas Carol Day is a big deal in my family. It started when my brother and I still lived at home, though we struggle to recall exactly when …

10 Mummy Moments to Savour

Do you ever stop and spot the ordinary moments in your days that are actually pretty extraordinary? The ones that you may do over and over and over, most days, but they make you feel happy and warm inside every time anyway? These are the moments to savour, to notice, …

The Frisbee Lesson

Regular readers will know that we spent last weekend in Bewdley, staying with my brother and his wife. It was a lovely weekend, and Boo hasn’t stopped asking if we can go back there and stay again since! My brother obviously knows his niece, as he had a great afternoon …

Boo Draws Toys

Yes, it’s that time of the month again where we share with you Boo’s entry into This Mummy Loves and Maisy’s Draw With Me Linky. The November prize looks particularly fabulous – a Gruffalo Paint and Play Set 🙂 The theme this month is Toys, so I had no idea …

Bristle Blocks – Review

I’ve written recently about how nice it is to see Boo and Little Man starting to play together, now that he’s turned one. They interact (he shouts at her and pulls at her until she gives him what she wants!) and they love to play – what child doesn’t? So …

A Weekend in Bewdley

We’ve had a brilliant weekend here. It kicked off with the Husband and I going out on Friday night, and then we were up Saturday morning and packing for a night away, staying with my brother and his wife down in Bewdley.  To say that Boo was excited to be …

Boo and Poo

Yep, that’s the title that I’m going with. Now, I’m hoping that you’ll tell me that I’m not alone here, and this is perfectly normal, but Boo really finds poo funny. She’s 4 – standard behaviour, right?! Take her jokes. She’s going through that really sweet stage of wanting to …

Boo’s Top 10 Films

Boo does like her films. Films and books do actually make her stay still for a while (though she has been known to walk, dance, wiggle about the living room while watching films, so there’s no guarantee they’ll make her completely still)! She likes girly films, with fairies and princesses, …

Our Leaf Hunt and The Family Leaf

The sun was shining, it was dry, so we all wrapped up warm against the cold winds and took off to Kingsbury Water Park on a leaf hunt. On arriving, Little Man had already had enough! As this was the day after he’d been up all weekend, crying and overtired …

An Impromptu Outing

It’d been one of those days. Not necessarily a bad one, just a fast one! I’d visited a potential school for Boo in the morning, while she had fun with Nanny and Grandad, we enjoyed a visit from my sister-in-law, lunch, Little Man napped, and before I knew it, it …

We Connect With Nature

I read a report last week, carried out by the RSPB, uncovering how ‘connected to nature’ our children are. I found the results quite alarming. The national results show that currently only 21 per cent of 8–12 year olds have a connection to nature level that the RSPB consider a …

Where will you go and who will you meet on Saturday November 9?

Today I’m sharing a post by Zoe over at Playing By The Book, filling us in on a fantastic day out coming up in the Midlands… On Saturday November 9, in the heart of Birmingham you can meet Pinocchio, a mysterious angel, the boy destined to be King Arthur… and …

Our Relaxed Weekend

Here we are again. Another weekend over, and so I’m linking up with the lovely Em over at Snowing Indoors to share with you what we’ve been up to… We’ve had a pretty relaxed one here. It was nice because we had nowhere we had to be, and no real …

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