How to encourage your children to talk about their day

January 8, 2018 admin 11

Sometimes getting children to talk about their day can seem impossible. When I pick the boys up from school I always ask them how their day was and most times I get the same rotation of responses I can’t remember It was fine Good thanks They literally walked out of the building minutes earlier yet they have nothing to tell me about their day. Don’t get me wrong, some days they are full of tales […]

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 […]

An easy, enjoyable and cheap way to teach geography to children

August 11, 2016 admin 3

Geography is not my strong point and I hate to admit it but my sat nav is an absolute necessity when ever I leave our village, I have no sense of direction at all. So when my eldest son started showing an interest in learning about the world I knew I had to do something to encourage his thirst for knowledge without embarrassing my self too much.   I came up with the following idea […]

When the Strawberry Fountain completed The Claire House Splash Dash

July 10, 2016 admin 2

Those that have been following my blog will know that my husband and I are always looking for new outdoor fun to have with our boys and this weekend we had the opportunity to try something new, The Claire House Splash Dash.   My eldest had seen pictures of the splash dash and had asked if we could do it so when the opportunity came up I thought it would be just perfect. We kept […]

Do all brothers fight?

June 18, 2016 admin 8

I remember a time when my husband and I had the most adorable little boy, with blonde hair and blue eyes and a smile that could light up a room, he got attention everywhere we went. He was a fast developer and a great little companion, although he never, EVER, slept but we looked at him with adoration in our eyes and thought lets give him a baby brother or sister. Lets have another baby, […]

The acropats have landed – a review

May 30, 2016 admin 3

This week we received a gift from acropats, a box of foam figures that connect together, bend  and float, suitable for all children over the age of 3. When the package arrived both my boys, (6 and 3), were equally excited to play with them. My eldest noticed that they were in the shape of little people and once this had been pointed out my youngest thought it was hysterical. Straight away they started building […]

Who loves a bit of Hanky Panky?

October 31, 2015 admin 0

During half term I had to take my car for the dreaded MOT whilst I had my two boys, 5 and 3. The mechanic said it would take about an hour so we took a walk into Chester in hunt for a pancake house that had been recommended by friends. It took us a while to find it as it’s off the main road hidden away down a quiet little street behind the hustle and bustle […]

super hero bedroom :)

May 18, 2015 admin 2

I have two boys, one if five and super hero mad, the other is two and loves what ever his big brother tells him to love, so at the moment he’s also super hero mad. So obviously when I asked my 5 year old how he wanted his room decorating he suggested having super hero everything, not one for over decorated rooms I got him to compromise on one blue wall, one red wall and super […]

Lost my name – A book Review

April 27, 2015 admin 2

Back in February I received one of the most beautiful children’s book I have ever read. What makes it even more special is that it is personalised to the name of your child, any name, any spelling, so even the more uniquely named children can enjoy this beautiful book. The book is written by David Cadji-Newby and illustrated by Pedro Serapicos through the company They are the number one bestselling picture books of 2014, hugely […]

Toucan box – children’s craft review

April 24, 2015 admin 0

Toucan are craft boxes delivered to your door full of craft activities for you and your children/grandchildren. They are three sizes, petite, grande and super and are priced accordingly. Our box arrived today and it definitely has the wow factor. I was expecting something a lot smaller, in fact I was expecting something through the letter box, which makes me want to point out that you would need to order this for a day you […]