Taking photographs at Crocodiles of the World

Taking photographs at Crocodiles of the World

I’ve recently discovered the strange experience of visiting places I’ve been to before with my son, without him.  It’s really quite a weird feeling to actually be able to stand still and admire things without having to dash around at 90 miles an hour.  As I’ve mentioned before, this term… Continue reading »

The Peacock at Oxhill

The Peacock at Oxhill

I spent many years living in Banbury and am very familiar with the road connecting it to Stratford-upon-Avon, it’s a road I’ve driven along countless times.  It’s a picturesque drive through Oxfordshire and Warwickshire countryside and one I’ve always enjoyed.  But I guess like a lot of people, I rarely… Continue reading »

When Dress Up Day goes wrong

When Dress Up Day goes wrong

Just when I think I know my son, he likes to throw a curve ball and put me firmly back in my place.  He’s grown in so many ways this last year and it’s been such a joy to watch.  But my shy, and unsure little boy is still there,… Continue reading »

Bellz! Magnetic Game

Bellz! Magnetic Game

There’s something so intriguing about magnets isn’t there?  They’ve fascinated me since childhood and my 7 year old son seems to be fixated with them too.  I’m hoping to have a few adventures with him over the summer holidays so I’m always on the look out for something that will… Continue reading »

Luxury Towelling Dressing Gown from The Towel Shop

Luxury Towelling Dressing Gown from The Towel Shop

As a child, if I was poorly, I liked nothing better than to snuggle up under my Dad’s dressing gown.  It became a tradition if we needed a sofa day, that his dressing gown would keep me company.  These days I still like a dressing gown I can wrap myself… Continue reading »

Raindrops on Petals – My Sunday Photo 180617

Raindrops on Petals - My Sunday Photo 180617

Raindrops on Petals – My Sunday Photo 180617 Looking back through photos of my parents visit earlier this month, hoping we’ve seen the last of the rain for a while. Although raindrops on petals always look so pretty.   Don’t you think?

Project 365 2017 Week 24

Project 365 2017 Week 24

Project 365 2017 Week 24 Day 162 – 168 Sunday 11th June  – Day 162 We had a really fun, but relaxing kind of day.  We spent some time in our local park playing with Monkey’s new Air Hogs E-Charger Shark in the morning. After lunch we headed to a local farm… Continue reading »

Enjoying Wheatley Birds of Prey

Enjoying Wheatley Birds of Prey

Last month I spent a few hours with my photography class enjoying Wheatley Birds of Prey.  It wasn’t somewhere I’d been before and as I love seeing these beautiful birds, I was really excited to be going along.  Our tutor had arranged for us to have a couple of hours with… Continue reading »

The Jungle Book and Other Classics – giveaway

The Jungle Book and Other Classics

One of the first films my son ever watched was the Disney classic, The Jungle Book.  Over the last few years we’ve read picture books based on the film, but we’ve not tackled the book that the film was actually based on.  That was until recently, anyway.  Published through Sterling… Continue reading »

Conquering fears on Open Farm Sunday

Conquering fears on Open Farm Sunday

It’s not big secret that my 7 year old son takes life at his own pace.  He’s often risk averse and no matter how much encouragement he’s given, he isn’t great at trying new things. It’s often left me feeling a little sad for him, especially when he’s missed out… Continue reading »