Do you have a childhood collection?

Do you have a collection of something that you started as a child?  This is a little post about mine. In August 1980 my best friend went to Ireland for her summer holiday with her family, and she sent me a postcard.  Little did she know that that postcard would… Continue reading »

A week to forget

This has not been a good week: Monday – poorly Monkey Tuesday – funeral of my best friend’s father, his death was sudden and a great shock to all Wednesday – poorly Monkey again Thursday – hearing that a little 2-year-old girl has been found dead.  I know the Mum. … Continue reading »

Walking on the bottom of the sea – me???

Walking on the bottom of the sea

If you’ve read my previous post you will know that I have a rather big fear of water. So walking on the bottom of the sea – me??? Hardly likely! I’ve been going through all my old photographs recently, (there are 1000’s) trying to make some space on our bookshelves… Continue reading »

Big! – a book review

We were lucky enough to win a copy of Big by Tim Hopgood thanks to a Tidy Books competition, and we’ve enjoyed it so much I thought I’d share my thoughts. Big! is a lovely story of a little boy anxious to grow up as soon as possible. He has a… Continue reading »

Time to say goodbye

Today is the funeral of my best friend’s Father.  She is one of Monkey’s Godparents.  It’s a sad fact that Monkey will have been to more funerals in his 3 short years, than I had been to in the first 25 years of my own life. I’ve tried to explain… Continue reading »

Liebster Awards

I’m rather humbled and (also thrilled) to have been nominated for a Liebster Award by All you need is love (and cake).  Thank you 🙂 I hadn’t come across this award before, but it appears that the aim of this award is to help new bloggers build up their audience… Continue reading »

Getting creative with Plus Plus …… day one

We recently talked about how times are changing with regards to how we buy things for and with our children. As part of that post we were lucky enough to be able to order some Plus Plus from The Toadstool and look what arrived today ….. What is Plus Plus… Continue reading »

We’re going on a …… Snail Hunt

As you know from an earlier post I grew up being inspired by my father to love nature and appreciate the world around me.  I always try to point out animals, birds and insects etc to Monkey whenever we are off on our travels and on our pre-school walks we… Continue reading »

A different idea for Fathers Day

Itsyourstory was the first company in the UK to sell photo personalised books for children …… I was thrilled to be asked by Itsyourstory to create and review a Fathers Day storybook using their on-line shop.  I’d been struggling to think of something for Monkey to get Daddy for Father’s… Continue reading »

Book Review – Grandpa’s Garden

As you will know from a recent post on a BritMums meet up and another post I have fallen in love with Barefoot Books.  They saw my post discussing their books and very kindly offered to let me review another book for them. One super happy Mummy!! I had their… Continue reading »