Moon at sunset


At 4 o clock. It’s worth looking up. Not been a good day, got a tummy bug so couldn’t take kids to swimming, so they were a bit disappointed. (And bouncing off the walls. ) Weird actually, as this morning I felt good and even managed a run. Haven’t been able to focus much though. […]

Teen parcel review – it’s #amonthlything

Teen parcel pink and grey packaging

Recently we were offered the chance to review a new monthly subscription service from Teen Parcel. It’s for monthlies We call them periods here, and we’re very open about the whole thing. Which meant that when Big got to that stage, we’d already had lots of conversations about what was available, how it all works, […]

The Boy Who Loved Rain – blog tour.

Blog Tour poster Boy Who Loved Rain

Buy at Amazon | Paperback (cheaper) at Hive I wasn’t sure quite what to expect from this book. The tagline reads They Say That What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You. They’re Wrong. and the blurb The anger runs deep; from some untraceable darkness; and it is stealing his will to live. Colom had the […]

A NickJrCraftmas party!

Blogger Button - FINAL

Following the success of the recent Dora twitter party, I’m pleased to say I’m involved in another UKMumsTV party with Nick Jr (find out more here. This one is about Christmas crafts, and will be on Mon 1st Dec between 1 and 3 pm. We’ll be doing crafts, playing games, and hosting giveaways, along with […]

Getting lucky with Geolotto

I don’t remember the last time I bought a lottery ticket – we’re just not big gamblers here. (Not that a £2 on a lottery ticket is a particularly big splash out, but you know what I mean.) I had seen a couple of adverts for the new Geolotto game though. I’m trying to think […]

Child centred Sunday.


It’s supposed to be a day of rest, isn’t it? And after last week, I needed it. The problem was that while I was driving the boys all over the county yesterday, Smallest stayed home with Big and Tim and recharged, so while I wanted to slump, she was ready to go. “I can’t give […]

Saturday snippets 22 November 2014

{driving} I missed driving when I couldn’t drive. This week I have driven more than I want to, with small children. It reminded me of commuting, and it wasn’t fun. The positive side is that we can and do choose not to have that many weeks like this. And also that it’s a choice. {feeling} […]

Today started too early


And involved nearly 5 hours in soft play. This was my reward. Almost worth it. I owe you book reviews and linkies and giveaways and all I’ve got is a head full of stuff and a picture of some hot chocolate. Sorry.

Contemplating the future of home education, and a call for posts celebrating educational freedoms.

Smallest blowing bubbles

Generally speaking, I’d rather be blogging about hot chocolate, or bubble blowing picnics but this was brought to my attention recently. From here A representative from the DfE joined the committee to discuss elective home education (EHE). Although the department does not have any immediate plans to review this policy, a series of conversations with […]

Christmas books at Stillwater books.

Stillwater books with chair

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias It can’t have failed to escape your attention that Christmas is coming, and where I’m concerned, that means books. So the other day I popped into town to do a little bit of book shopping at our […]

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