If you read my blog regularly you will know we are members of the National Trust and often pop somewhere on a Sunday afternoon or in the holidays. The Little Ones love completing their activity trails, running around the grounds, finding woodland play areas, enjoying a tasty treat in the cafes and like to look around the buildings and chat about a bit of history or how things were years ago.
19 May 2019
When I was at school I loved science, I loved Biology but I really enjoyed Physics, learning about forces, how things work and all the science behind it. I studied the sciences right up to A level and still find it fascinating how things work the way they do. The Little Ones are just beginning to ask questions and take an interest in the way things work and the mechanics of things especially Little 1 who did a topic at school on flight last term.
7 May 2019
Bank holiday weekends usually mean a day out for us as we all have a few days off together, so last weekend we took a trip to Warwick Castle, somewhere I have never actually been before, to see the castle and grounds and to check out their new Bird of Prey show, The Falconer's Quest.
3 May 2019
1 May 2019
Collectibles are a big hit with the Little Ones right now, it seems whenever they get a little pocket money or are allowed a treat they ask to get more, to expand their growing collections or to see if they can find the ultra rare figure they haven't got. All three Little Ones love to play with them, and Little 1 really isn't one for playing with toys much anymore, the girls love to barter and trade to complete the little families or combine them all together and take over the floor.
29 April 2019
Is it me or are children really rather expensive things, despite their size (in the early years anyway) they really are rather costly. Even right from the start with a cot, car seat and pram they can require a hefty outlay and it doesn't really stop there. They eat and grow, need uniforms and money for all sorts, then they get bigger and the costs begin to rise.
20 April 2019
Sometimes I think the Little ones get too much chocolate at Easter (too much chocolate, who ever heard of such a thing!), an egg from school, a friend, the grandparents and a local egg hunt near us and of course a couple of little bits from the Easter bunny on the day itself. While we don't go overboard with chocolate sometimes I think something a little different would go down just as well.
6 April 2019
Last week Littles 2 and 3 went to a disco at school. Ever since we got the disco letter Little 3 had been counting sleeps until the disco and practicing his moves, there had been hip swaying, the bobbing up and down foot shuffle and some sort of break dancing going on here as well as repeatedly taking a run up and sliding across the carpet on his knees which had me shouting 'Don't do that, you will ruin your trousers'.
at 11:33 pm
21 March 2019
7 March 2019
The winter weather can often be cold and dreary, I don't know about you but I am often tempted to stay indoors in the warm rather than venture outside. With the brighter and warmer than usual weather lately we have been getting out and about to enjoy the fresh air lots.
3 March 2019
Just look at that smile, Little 2 loves anything and everything to do with the magical world of fairies and imagination. She had seen a tv advert for a My Fairy Kitchen Garden and was thrilled when we were asked to review one, she couldn't wait to get stuck in.
25 February 2019
When I was a child I used to collect keyrings, I bought them from places we went or chose ones that had funny characters or that did novel things. My favourite was a mini thermometer that actually worked. I spent my pocket money on them but they were far too special to use and lived in a box under my bed. Little 1 is a bit of a hoarder and collects lots of things especially erasers, she has a box so full you can no longer keep the lid on.
21 February 2019
With three children in the house and all big reading fans we have quite a vast library of books when it comes to choosing what to read. Little 2 tends to favour books about fairies, princesses and happy endings while her bigger sister is into magic, adventure and funny stories. We were recently sent a new book to read, different to our normal kind of book, Dear Earthling: Cosmic correspondent...
14 February 2019
When I asked Little 2 a few weeks ago what she wanted for her 7th birthday she had replied 'A unicorn', not a toy or ornament but a real live unicorn. We had had the same conversation at Christmas when I informed her that we could not get her a unicorn as they simply weren't real nor did we have the space in the garden, but I did have a few unicorn themed birthday surprises that I knew she would love and hoped would make her birthday a happy one.
9 February 2019
Everyone loves to sit down with a good jigsaw puzzle and the Little Ones are no exception, we have all sorts in our house ranging from simple 2 piece ones Little 3 enjoys to great big adult ones that take weeks to complete. Little 2 was recently sent this new puzzle from Ravensburger depicting the hit Netflix show, Spirit - so what did we think?
2 February 2019
One thing we like to do at weekends is get out and about, sometimes it might only be a walk to the park, a roller skate around the block or a bike ride to Nanny's but other days we venture a little out of the immediate neighbourhood and visit the local hills, a National Trust place or Slimbridge Wetlands Trust. Wherever we go we always feel better for it, the Little Ones love the outdoors and as long as we are wrapped up warm with snacks and a flask of hot chocolate to warm us up everyone is happy (usually!).
25 January 2019
There are baby ducks about to jump from a roof top, can Tinpo and his team lend a helping hand to the residents of Tinpotown and help them solve their problems? What solution will they come up with to prevent the clouds ruining their games and will it work. This hot new tv show is back with more new episodes designed to encourage pre-schoolers to get excited over ideas, the joy of creation and the ability to remain curious.
18 January 2019
|Just before the spots began|
5 January 2019
We were a bit quiet on the blog over Christmas and New Year as I had a break from blogging to spend lots of time with the Little Ones and my husband as we were lucky that we all had two weeks or thereabouts off work/school. So what did we get up to over the Christmas break...