Num Noms take over Bella Italia

September 9, 2016 admin 3

A couple of weeks ago the boys and I were invited to a Num Noms event at Bella Italia. I had no idea what a num nom was but the event included pizza and ice cream so the boys (and I) were sold on the idea. It turns out that num noms are small squishy, stackable toys  that have surprise features, such as stamps and lip balms.     When we arrived at Bella Italia […]

How to have a fun day out without breaking the bank

September 4, 2016 admin 0

Everyone loves a good family day out but sometimes it feels impossible to enjoy the nicer things in life and visit the most talked about attractions when you have to pay for tickets for a whole family, in our case two adults and two children, especially during school holidays when you have so many days to fill. I am a big believer in accessing free events and attractions but every now and the we do […]

My syn free love affair with little’s

August 26, 2016 admin 3

I never used to drink coffee and then I had kids, one of which NEVER seemed to sleep and so my relationship with coffee started to develop. A few years later I became a teacher and then my relationship with coffee grew into a full blown love affair and now coffee is fast becoming my one true love.   It’s always there when I need it, it never judges me, and well, basically helps me […]

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Free family fun at Warrington with VPX

August 16, 2016 admin 2

Today we headed over to VPX, 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 […]

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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 […]

Can Team GB compete as well as they can lip sync that is the question

August 1, 2016 admin 0

Before the schools broke up for Summer my son was learning all about the Olympics and would come home talking about the events, the rings and the different places it has been held. He would spend ages telling me all about the new stuff he had learnt and ask me loads of question about how it worked and how he could enter the races. I must admit that I actually learnt an awful lot from […]

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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 […]

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 […]