Hand stands in the pool and a Beavers badge

Handstands in the pool and a Beavers badge

So we’ve had a few more wonderful moments with Monkey over the last few days.  More signs of his growing confidence.  Yesterday saw hand stands in the pool and a Beavers badge, but the latest steps in confidence took place on Saturday. It was his best friends birthday party on… Continue reading »

Shine: Why Don’t Moon Fairy and Sun Prince Live Together?

Shine: Why Don't Moon Fairy and Sun Prince Live Together?

As a child I can’t remember knowing anyone whose parents were divorced.  But times change and sadly in the 21st century it’s often the case that families don’t always find it possible to stay together.  I know from my own experience from my first marriage, just how traumatic divorce can… Continue reading »

Steam on the turn – My Sunday Photo 240917

Steam on the turn - My Sunday Photo 240917

Steam on the turn – My Sunday Photo 240917 It’s no secret that we love steam trains here, and the A4 class of locos are my son’s favourites.  Union of South Africa was the last one in the UK for him to see.  He’d had an unexpected peak when we… Continue reading »

Project 365 2017 Week 38

Project 365 2017 Week 38

Project 365 2017 Week 38 Day 254 – 260 Sunday 17th September – Day 254   We spent the day on the Nene Valley Railway, so that Monkey could side aboard the Union of South Africa.  He’s now ridden on all three of the A4’s that have been in steam in… Continue reading »

KING PONG – review and giveaway

King Pong

Monkey and I have been playing the new game on the block from Drumond Park called KING PONG.  It’s aimed at children aged 8 years and over and can be played by 2-4 players. The games comes with a KING PONG unit, base with pivoting doors and lid, 4 corner… Continue reading »

Exploring Hampton Court Palace

Exploring Hampton Court Palace

I fell in love with Hampton Court Palace as a child and have never tired of its beauty and its past.  I’ve had my head in history books for as long as I can remember.  I still have my childhood book of the British Kings and Queens that I used… Continue reading »