The Wheels on the Bus go Where?

The first of our adventures for this summer was to the Firepit Campsite in Norfolk…Sam and Hattie are now obsessed with playing buses, making up stories about where they are going to go, and holding the obligatory fire drills… Find out more about our adventures by checking out my new ‘Happy Holiday’ page!!

"You can’t throw that away Mum!!"

After several days of threatening, I gutted my son’s room. I think the threatening out loud was more for my benefit that his -there was no way he could sort that pit out, and I needed to brace myself… As any mum knows, this kind of bedroom purge has to be done when said occupant…

The End of Summer…

Sounds a bit E. M. Forster that, but is clearly not that literary. My boy has (finally) started school and the weather has turned. All of this is good. I was looking over some photos that I’d taken on Instagram over the past couple of months, where I thought not a lot had happened that…

2 Months, 2 Kids, One House Move, Limited Budget…

Today is Sam’s last day at nursery school. In fairness we thought we’d be moved by now…turns out not so much! So while I sort out the enourmous to do list on my fridge, I have two kids at home (a home that’s being packed up) for the summer. Perhaps longer if he doesn’t get…

Lashings of Ginger Beer and the Odd Scotch Egg…

We were lucky enough to be invited to a super friends’ family picnic in Milton Abbas, Dorset…Beautiful, sunny, the pics speak for themselves! What did you do this fine family Bank Holiday weekend?xx

Ranty-Friday: Does Facebook Make Me a Bad Housewife?

Aside from the fact that I think smart phone manufacturers are in league with Vision Express in making screens smaller so that anyone over the age of 30 will need a stronger prescription after a year of use, I’m increasingly concerned by my own use of Facebook let alone anyone elses. I’m not talking about…

It’s not all cooing and crochet…

Well, maybe a little bit…quite a lot… This week one of Sam’s awesome key workers at nursery goes on maternity leave (boo!). She’s brilliant and has him pegged to the extent that we’re scared of her too…And she is used as a threat throughout the area when kids misbehave at meal times “we’ll tell Kelly!”…

Teach a toddler to sew…

There’s probably an Early Years list of all the things a four year old should be able to do…In fact there is and I haven’t read it. But if I was in charge of writing such things, I think this would be on it…It’s a pre-cursor to tying your shoelaces and really works on the…

Quick fix: Pirate wrapping…

There is simply too much potential here for dodgy puns about pirates actually rapping…This was a panic over a present for a 4year old’s pirate party -no wrapping paper but some brown parcel paper, kids markers and kitchen string. You get the idea…x

How to Make…Crochet Girl’s Purse

This purse accompanied the shopping lists and used up lots of odds and ends of wool that I had knocking about. Took about an hour and was a quick, satisfying make, working in circles. Other colourways would work really well too -pick whatever you have knocking around your yarn stash. You will need:A variety of…

Supermarket sweep…

A techy-crafty make this week, in time for a toddler’s birthday! I decided to make shopping list cards for Sam’s little mate because she has the IKEA kitchen and a stack of plushie food to go with it. I figured these could also be used when in a real supermarket to keep the little dudes…