Puppy in my pocket twitter party!

In my pocket twitter party badge

Yes, it’s that time again – I’m one of the hosts for a twitter party to celebrate the wonderful range of Puppy in my Pocket toys. the time: 28th September 1pm. the place: Twitter! Your hosts: @ukmumstv Use the hashtag #PuppyInMyPocket to join in and watch out for all the fab prize tweets to join […]

Quick giveaway – win a family ticket to FunfestUK this weekend!

As I posted a few days ago I’m going to Funfest UK this Saturday 10th September at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire. And now I’m offering another blogger and their family the chance to come along too. I’ve got a family ticket on offer, that’s a blogger, their partner and two children, you get lunch, the […]

Make learning to read child’s play with Reading Eggs

Small child using Reading Eggs on P

Often, one of the biggest fears new home educators express is how they will help their child learn to read. There’s so much about about phonics, the right way to learn, the wrong way, which books to use, what order to do it all in, it can get really confusing. With Smallest, and now Tigerboy […]

August’s snippets


{playing} at being Tudors. We call it playing. It’s fairly hard work actually, given the level of research, the costume making, even just long days. And we are volunteers, receiving a place to put a tent and food in return for our participation. No matter how hard it is, I wouldn’t miss it for the […]

Who’s heading to FunFest Blogger Summit 2016?

I’ll be there – we had a great time last year, and the kids absolutely loved it all. (After all, who wouldn’t love the chance to balance a stormtrooper on their hands?) There are only a handful of delegate tickets remaining, and it all takes place in just over a week’s time on Saturday, September […]

(Not) back to school – home education planning with The Range.

sketchbooks and left handed pens

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias August. Hot days, but cool evenings, time for another camping holiday, and suddenly, all the shops including the Range are full of back to school displays, and parents are wondering where the summer went and how long […]

Weekend snippets 14 August 2016


{trying out} bullet journaling. Well, I wrote out a weekly diary page three times in a notebook, ripped them out because I didn’t like the layout, and put the notebook in my bag anyway. So I’m thinking about trying out bullet journalling. And somehow I’ve restrained myself from buying yet another notebook even though it’s […]

Learning to draw: my journey so far.

day to day sketch kit

As I mentioned a while ago, (dear 15 year old me) I have spent most of my life convinced I couldn’t draw. When I took up photography a while back, I started seeing things differently. And then I started drawing. To begin with, I wasn’t quite sure what to do, or what I was interested […]

Blogs unblogged


There have been gaps in the archives of this blog before. They always make me a little sad, when I look back and I don’t have the reminders of our day to day life. I haven’t even been keeping up with my snippets post, and that’s a real shame. Small said the other day that […]

A day trip to Liverpool Biennial with Cass Art.

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Would you believe I’ve never been to Liverpool? Ridiculous, I know, but up until last Saturday, the absolute truth. But on Saturday, I got up at 5.30, and headed off for a day trip, invited to visit the Biennial 2016, a festival of contemporary art by Cass Art. Having never been to the city before, […]

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