Free family fun at Warrington with VPX

August 16, 2016 admin 2

Today we headed over to a community organised event in Warrington. I had only planned on popping in with the boys for an hour or two but we ended up staying for 6 hours and even watched everyone pack up and leave as we enjoyed our ice creams in the last of the sunshine. The day was full of activities for children of all ages to encourage them to try new sports  and with the Olympics […]

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 […]

Has Toby Carvery got what it takes to impress my family?

August 4, 2016 admin 0

Having just returned from two weeks of all-inclusive food and drink it was fair to say we were all feeling our waist bands getting tighter and our energy levels a bit zapped. The food on holiday was lovely and I enjoyed salad and vegetables with every meal, along with cakes, chips and cocktails. The children however were a bit fussier, with the tiddler living on cucumber and ice cream as his staple pieces and the […]

It turns out my boys can get along

July 30, 2016 admin 0

My boys fight, a lot. It is something that I have just come to accept and I am getting pretty good at zoning it out now and letting them tackle each other to the ground and only intervening if I actually see blood, otherwise they turn on me as if I am the bad guy for trying to keep them alive, so I was kind of dreading our annual holiday. As I planned our holiday […]

Can Forest Feast help my children eat vegatebles?

July 13, 2016 admin 0

I sometimes find it difficult to get my boys to eat fruit and vegetables, especially the big one, he likes peas and ….erm…yeah peas just about covers the veg selection. So, like a lot of parents I know I have taken to sneaking them into his meal, sometimes successfully sometime not so much and I am always on the look out for new ways to try and entice my children to up their 5 a day […]

thank the teachers with postsnap

July 7, 2016 admin 0

You might remember that I ordered some fathers day cards from postnap earlier this year, well they have now added thankyou cards designed specifically for teachers. What a fab way to say thankyou with a personalised card. There are lots of options available, I chose to upload a picture of my little boy and name the teacher on the front, then on the inside I wrote a little poem and my sons name. Hopefully it […]

Smiggle where a smile meets a giggle

July 5, 2016 admin 3

At the weekend my boys and I got to visit the Smiggle store in the Arndale centre at Manchester for a V.I.P blogger event. I made out like it was for the boys but being a teacher I am a bit of a stationery nut so it was as much for me as it was for them. Smiggle, if you haven’t already worked it out, is a stationery shop with the cutest strap line ever […]

Day out at Loggerheads in North Wales

June 29, 2016 admin 0

Over the last 18 months my husband and I have come to realise that the best days out with our boys are those spent in open spaces. We can admire the scenery whilst the boys can be boys, run, jump, climb and be noisy without fear of judgmental looks from others. We have also discovered that living only 20 minutes from North Wales is a huge bonus as they have loads of amazing and beautiful places to […]

Grow your own tomatoes with Heinz

June 27, 2016 admin 0

In a bid to raise awareness about the benefits of growing your own vegetables and trying to encourage the nation to  get involved, Heinz have produced some beautiful pop up gardens across the country. As a thank you for writing about the gardens the wonderful people at Heinz sent me a pair of  gardening gloves (or at least two left hands) and some packets of tomato seeds to grow with my boys. My boys, like […]

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My Favourite blogs

June 24, 2016 admin 0

A key part of being a blogger is reading other peoples blogs. How can you expect people to read your work if you don’t read theirs and reading other blogs is invaluable for so many reasons. You can work out what you like and what you don’t, what works and what doesn’t, get inspiration for other posts without becoming a repetitive voice on the web. Since I have started to follow and read other peoples […]