Personalised gift ideas for Christmas

October 19, 2017 admin 1

When I am buying gifts for people I like to buy them something a little bit different, something that they will remember and something that hopefully wont be duplicated and shoved in a draw for all eternity. So when possible I like to choose personalised gifts, items that can be engraved or adapted in someway to incorporate the receivers personality or an aspect of who they are and what they like. When I think about […]

Do you encourage your children to meditate?

September 21, 2017 admin 0

A few months back I started to become acutely aware of my stress levels  and the impact this was having on my health and if I am totally honest, my relationship with my husband and my boys. As a teacher it seems to be a part of the job, that we accept the work load and ridiculous expectations put on us without question and just live a life that is so full of stress it is […]

For the love of strawberries

August 31, 2017 admin 0

I love strawberries and everything strawberry related, even the name of my blog was inspired by my favourite fruit and I feel grateful that I live in a time where most things can be changed to incorporate our favourite flavours and scents. So over the last few months I have been on a mission trying out new products to bring you a list of must try Strawberry related items.   Beauty Nivea have introduced a […]

Back to school essentials

August 16, 2017 admin 0

It is that time of year again when parents rejoice at the thought of sending their little darlings back to school for 6 hours a day 5 days a week. It also that time of year when the brand new school run, mums and dads will be preparing to hand over their little tiddlers for the first time. This year I fit into both categories as the eldest will be going into juniors but my […]

Our summer must haves

August 15, 2017 admin 0

It can be hard to keep the kids entertained over the summer holidays, it can be even harder to ungrip their chubby little fingers from the many electronic devises they seem to have stashed all over the house. So I though I would share some of our favourite toys and activities that have kept the children entertained and away from technology these holidays. The Pedal Racer From the moment this arrived both boys were eager […]

15 things to do this summer

July 31, 2017 admin 0

Every year we sit down as a family and come up with a list of things that we would like to do, mainly led by the children and their ideas. It is never a definitive list and I never promise that we will complete everything on the list but it does make for a good starting point, plus I love seeing what the boys come up with. So here is our 2017 summer to do […]

Educational quizzes to help prepare for Key stage 2 and beyond

April 22, 2017 admin 6

As a parent and a teacher I am a firm believer that education is important, children should be encouraged to learn both in school and at home. However, I am also a firm believer that education should be fun and that children should learn without realising that they are being taught or lectured at, the stress should be removed and the experience should be enhanced. From reading my blog you will know that I am […]

Games night with Wonky blocks by tactic games

March 19, 2017 admin 0

This year we have started a new tradition, Saturday night is games night and the boys are loving this uninterrupted family time, especially when they are on opposing teams! We have tried out a few new games since Christmas and until now our favourites have been Seagull Splat and Junior Alias. This month we have been very lucky and have been sent a new game from Tactic games, called Wonky Blocks to try out. Wonky blocks is a […]

Flip out in Chester a mid week toddler time session

March 5, 2017 admin 5

The tiddler and I have our special Fridays together where it is just the two of us, these are becoming more and more precious as the weeks move forward as he will be starting school this September, so I try and make sure we have lots of fun. Our Fridays usually involve, swimming, trips to our favourite cafe, Chester zoo or exploring Helsby hill and the quarry but this week the weather was awful and […]

Our new favourite past time

January 21, 2017 admin 0

The boys are at an age now where they can actually play games. They don’t always end well, the tiddler likes to win, every time, and the big un like rules, lots and lots of rules. But they like the idea of playing games and are really starting to get the concept of them so we have introduced family game night. This happens every Saturday night now and the boys have latched onto this idea […]