Archives for February 2012

Talina in the Tower blogtour – interview with author Michelle Lovric

Big read and reviewed Talina in the Tower (link to be added when she’s pressed publish, sigh!), kindly supplied to us by Orion for that purpose. And then we got to interview the author as part of her blogtour! How fantastic is that? So, Big’s questions first: 1. How do you decide on a storyline? […]

Home education or domestic servitude?

One of the reasons given by the labour government for their investigations into home education and proposed legislation about it was to protect children from domestic servitude. I wonder what they’d have thought about the two hour home economics lesson that took place over yesterday and today, and resulted in Big providing tea for the […]

Monday – Rubbish diet weigh in, new routine, meal planning.

Aargh, I have so much to write about, and so little time to do it. Not least because I ought to be in bed, because we’ve started a new routine where I drag children out of bed and we get all educational between 10 and 1, or thereabouts. Which is requiring me to have a […]

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – a family review.

I’ve heard lots about this book in the recent past, and also about the associated film. I was grateful to be sent a copy for review from Random House Children’s books, and decided that we would use it as our first family book club book, with as many as possible of us reading it, then […]

Silent Sunday 26 February 2012

Friends and creativity – My First Baby Born dress crochet pattern.

After a long day in London yesterday, obviously what I needed today was a quiet day at home. Just as obviously that’s not what I’m having 😉 Instead I hauled myself out of bed, staggered through some housework, (never as much as I need to mind), wrangled children out of bed, and drove for an […]

Going VIP to the Baby Show at London ExCel Feb 24-26th

Today I did a grown up thing, and went to London. For the day. On my own, without any children at all. I’d been invited by the lovely ladies at AzariaPR to be a VIP blogger at the Baby Show and while I’d had some qualms in the first place (to be discussed later) I’d […]

Please say that wasn’t summer.

Today I got up to take Smallest to her swimming lesson. I wrapped her up warmly, put on my coat and scarf over my cardigan and shirt, and by the time I got to the car I was sweating. (Yes, I know women are only supposed to glow, but I’m heavily pregnant, OK? I don’t […]

Why I’m taking the pinterest button off my website.

I’ve told my children time and again about reading terms and conditions when they sign up to websites. And yet, obviously when I signed up for I didn’t read the t & c at all. I didn’t know that they keep local copies of images. Not little local copies like thumbnails which would be […]

Young Travel Writer competition with Al Fresco Holidays.

Al Fresco holidays is running a Young Travel Writer competition for budding travel writers in two categories – age 10 and under, and 11 and over. They are looking for up to 300 words about their holiday telling us where they went, what they did, and why it was great, and maybe including a picture […]

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