Category: Random Ramblings

If I Could Have Just One Room…

If you could have just one room, all to yourself, what would be in it? What colours would you choose? What would it smell like? I’m daydreaming a little. This is my, ‘when we win the lottery…’ room. And so what would it be like? I make no secret of …

#BornToRead

I joined in a Twitter chat last week, in partnership with Save the Children and their Born to Read campaign. It shocked me. It upset me. It stayed with me. I learned that ‘A fifth of 7-year-olds from poorer families are already behind in reading. Most struggle to catch up, …

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas….At John Lewis

I was lucky enough to be invited along to a John Lewis Christmas preview evening recently. A lovely seasonal buyer, Jane, was there talking to us about the themes for this year and some of the gorgeous products that they have ready for us. There were also staff there from …

One Word…

I read a post by the lovely Tara over at Sticky Fingers Blog, where she has summed herself up in just one word. Just one. And then asked other bloggers to share theirs, too. Yes, I’d love to do that, sounds fun. And then I sat here about to write …

A Little One-on-One Time

Boo now goes to pre-school for two days a week, which means that it’s just me and the Little Man for those days. Now, he does like his naps, so I manage to get some work done in the mornings while he sleeps, and then it’s lunchtime and we’re off …

3 Months Blogging

3 months already! This still feels new to me, but then on the other hand, it’s become so ingrained now that I can’t imagine not blogging. I’ve published 94 posts and had over 1100 comments now. I’m continuing to love Twitter and Pinterest, pop over to Facebook, have discovered the …

Boo is 4 Today

My little girl is starting to turn into a big girl. She is 4 today. Fours year ago, she initiated me into the world of motherhood. I’ve learned so much from her and she’s given me so much joy, worries, giggles, frustrations and delights. My life is nothing like it …

All About Me

The fabulous Gina, over at Cold Tea and Smelly Nappies, has tagged me in an All About Me meme. You can read all about it here, and find out more about Gina. The idea is based on the All About Me’s that children are often asked to write when they …

Childhood Memories

I spent a little time getting lost in Pinterest the other day (as can so easily happen), as I was creating a board full of My Childhood memories. With toys, music and TV programmes flooding into my mind – The Flumps anyone? – I was back there again. I was …

A Beautiful Language

As I was mooching about in the world of Stumbleupon the other day, I paused when I found this article. 117 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language. Do you know, I sat there and read though each one, and I cannot disagree with the writer, they are beautiful words. …

Boo Captures The Colour

When I saw that Travel Supermarket were running a children’s photography competition, Kids Capture the Colour, in conjuction with Venture Photography, I knew that Boo would want to get involved. She may be only 3, but she enjoys anything creative and if there are gadgets involved, then that’s even better! …

Little Man Has Shoes! No Easy Task….

We woke today knowing that it’d be an important day for Little Man, a milestone. It was time to buy him his first pair of shoes. He’s been taking more and more steps lately, and so a shoe shopping trip was in our sights. His lovely auntie and uncle gave …

10 Gorgeous Christmas Gifts For Children

As regular readers will know, it was Little Man’s first birthday a couple of weeks ago, and it’ll be Boo’s fourth birthday next month. As any weirdly organised parent does, I tend to compile a list of gift ideas for them throughout the year, which allows me to put quite …

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