A-Z Challenge letter: R – Reading Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. —Emilie Buchwald Reading with our children is important.  It opens up a whole new world for them. It helps them master language. It helps them learn to read themselves. It helps with basic[…]

A little while ago, we bought a voucher on Groupon to go to a Viking day at Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire today. I don’t very often use Groupon, but I do keep an eye out for deals on family days out. We managed to miss the rain by going[…]

Didn’t get chanced to post this yesterday, so here are yesterday’s Happy Days pictures. We went to my brother’s house for lunch which, unbelievably, is the first time we’ve seen him this year! All the children really enjoyed seeing each other again – they all play so well[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: Q – Qiblah     I struggled with what to post about for Q, much like many other A-Z Challenge participants I suspect. So I drew on my previous career in teaching about religion – they must be plenty of Q words in there, surely?[…]

A simple one today. Whilst the pictures were taken at the allotment, it’s not really allotment based. Today is more about seeing my children having fun outside, getting dirty, enjoying themselves …. When we got home, Plum was more dirt than human – she spent her time digging[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: P – Products     Recently, I saw this article about new products on the baby market – a selection of the new products offered by the 3000 or so exhibitors at the ABC Expo in Las Vegas earlier this year. Now, I haven’t seen[…]