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 »

Air Hogs E-Charger Shark from Spin Master

Air Hogs E-Charger Shark from Spin Master

Today I’m sharing a toy that any speed demon will love. It’s certainly gone done well with my son and his Dad! The Air Hogs E-Charger Shark from Spin Master is aimed at children aged 8 years and over, and we’ve let a nearly 7 and half year old Monkey, use… Continue reading »

Having fun with BrickBox Club

Having fun with BrickBox Club

As my parents proclaimed when they were staying with us recently, ‘we’ve never seen so much Lego’, I guess it’s fair to say that my 7 year old son is rather addicted to the Danish construction bricks.  In fairness, I can remember being pretty much the same at his age,… Continue reading »

A beady eye – My Sunday Photo 110617

A beady eye - My Sunday Photo 110617

A beady eye – My Sunday Photo 110617 I went to Crocodiles of the World on Friday with my photography class.  I’d been a couple of years ago with my son and it’s well worth a visit.  This time round the focus, quite literally was on getting some half way… Continue reading »

Project 365 2017 Week 21-23

Project 365 2017 Week 22

Project 365 2017 Week 21-23 Day 141 – 161 and a three-week round-up.  It’s been busy. Sunday 21st May  – Day 141 We’d had a really long day yesterday and were shattered today.  I even got to have a lie in, and was then woken by great excitement as our first butterfly had… Continue reading »

The Big Plug – review and giveaway

The Big Plug

I’m always interested in mixing our love of nature with reading and when I heard about the new Peter Grenville children’s book, The Big Plug, I thought we should have a read of it.  Published last month through Matador Books, The Big Plug is a paperback chapter book aimed at… Continue reading »

Bird Watching with Green Board Games

Bird Watching with Green Board Games

I’m all for showing my son that we don’t always have to get in the car to do something fun and interesting.  We had an action packed half term with my parents being over from Spain, and have needed a bit of quiet time since they’ve gone home.  The weather… Continue reading »

Encouraging reading with Bookabees – review and giveaway

Encouraging reading with Bookabees

You all know how passionate I am about books and the journey I’ve been on with my 7 year old son as he’s learned to read.  It’s not been an easy journey and even now, my son is very much happier when he’s being read to, rather than having to… Continue reading »