Having been at this parenting lark for 18 years now, I have watched a lot of family films, and one of our all time favourites has to be Disney’s Toy Story and it’s sequels. The original film came out the year before my daughter was born, but soon became a firm favourite on video (back in the pre-DVD days!) and we visited the cinema for the subsequent releases.Read More
My middle child, my eldest boy, turns eleven today. Happy Birthday Max, my wonderful son!
I am loving this age. He is so clever, a joy to converse with, an amazing vocabulary and interesting and informed opinions. Quite vociferous opinions at times. ( I cannot imagine where he gets that trait from *whistles nonchalantly)Read More
Two of my favourite ranting people have been on the spout this week. Russell Brand and John Lydon. And despite the fact the latter was arguing against the former I kind of agree with both of them.
I like Brands enthusiasm for his revolution, but I agree with Lydon that you have to vote otherwise you are ‘demanding to be ignored’.Read More
Syd is really starting to settle in well at pre-school again, after a few little bumps when returning after the long summer break. He is now doing 3 mornings a week as opposed to the two afternoons before the school holidays. We had tears again the first few times back, but he is pretty happy going in now, mostly because he likes choosing things to take in to show and tell.Read More
I buy lottery tickets sometimes, a big win would sort out my non-existent pension plan and of course it is nice to know some of your ticket money gets allocated to good causes, even if I am still waiting for my big win! The article I am sharing today details some of the ways this money has been allocated to projects commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the First World War:-Read More
The Octonauts are very popular in our house, we love the original books and the TV series and already have a few of the characters gleaned from the magazine knocking around the house. So when offered the chance to review the Octonauts Gup Speeders Octo Launcher I had to say yes.
“When the crew needs to reach a creature in trouble, you can ready the Gup Speeder Launcher! Just press the Octo-Alert to send the Gup-B speeding out from the Launch Bay and zooming off into a new rescue mission! Includes launcher and a special Gup-B! “Read More
Last year when my son turned ten we updated his room a bit to reflect his new found double figured status. A year on and it needed a few bits and bobs doing to resolve a couple of problems.
Problem 1: His little brother Syd doesn’t have a bedroom of his own, we decided the boys are both too fragile on the sleep front and that them sharing would lead to more restless nights for all of us. Syd’s bed is in our room, but half his toys are in Max’s room- and they were starting to take over.Read More
We went to our first university open day on Saturday. We visited Bristol UWE and we were both really impressed. My daughter is looking at doing primary teaching and I loved the passion of the staff who spoke about the course, and the facilities were top notch. The accommodation was fab, the campus was great and generally I came away wishing I could go too!Read More
All that rain and grey is making me gloomy, so to counter that I have been snapping the pretty things I have bought and seen this week.
My Mum and Dad gave me this gorgeous chopping board as a present this week. It is wrong to be excited by chopping boards, but I think this one warrants it. It is by Joseph Joseph if you need one for yourself….Read More