The last day of Key Stage One

The last day of Key Stage One

It hadn’t really dawned on me that the last day of Year Two would also be the last day of Key Stage One.  It only seems like 5 minutes ago I was agonising over whether to leave Monkey in his pre-school setting for a second year or to move him… Continue reading »

Sleeping well with Room to Grow

Sleeping well with Room to Grow

I was recently sorting out the airing cupboard and it was with a heavy heart that I realised that my son has outgrown a couple of his duvet sets.  Don’t get me wrong, he is still firmly planted in the world of trains, diggers and tractors, but he’s growing up… Continue reading »

Thomas Troll’s Travels

Monkey and I have been enjoying reading the newly published Thomas Troll’s Travels recently. Written by Nicolas Starling and published through Clink Street Publishing, the paperback book is aimed at children aged 7-10 years of age. Having a 7 year old bridge troll of my own, I knew the idea of… Continue reading »

Getting organised with the Doodle Collection – review and giveaway

Getting organised with the Doodle Collection

I’m not a great one for gadgets as people who know me well will tell you.  I can’t ever see my turned away from a trusty paperback or my yearly paper diary.  I’m never to be found without either.  So it will come as no surprise that I’m a paper… Continue reading »

Learning with Amazing! magazine – review and giveaway

Learning with Amazing! magazine

I am always on the look out for new ways to encourage Monkey to read and I’ve been having some success recently.  Not only has he been reading, but he’s also been learning with Amazing! magazine.  Double points to me! The magazine was launched in 2014 and is aimed at children… Continue reading »

Gushing water – My Sunday Photo 160717

Gushing water - My Sunday Photo 160717

Gushing water – My Sunday Photo 160717 I’ve been playing around with shutter speeds again, this time on a visit to the Grand Union Canal at Hatton Locks.  I love the colours in the water in this shot.