Blossoming confidence aged 7 years 4 months

Blossoming confidence aged 7 years 4 months

Monkey has gone back to school today, and although at times he has driven me mad, in general he’s been a pleasure to spend time with.  It’s been wonderful to watch his blossoming confidence aged 7 years 4 months, this April. From trying new experiences in London, and coping with staying… Continue reading »

Stone dead – My Sunday Photo 230417

Stone dead - My Sunday Photo 230417

Stone dead – My Sunday Photo 230417

Project 365 2017 Week 16

Project 365 2017 Week 16

Project 365 2017 Week 16 Day 106 – 112 Sunday 16th April  – Day 106 Easter Sunday and time for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny had been as generous as ever, and Monkey loved his little adventure. We then headed to Worcestershire and Croome Court, a National Trust property I’ve wanted… Continue reading »

Sitting Gull – My Sunday Photo 160417

Sitting Gull - My Sunday Photo 160417

Sitting Gull – My Sunday Photo 160417

Project 365 2017 Week 14-15

Project 365 2017 Week 15

Project 365 2017 Week 14-15 Day 92 – 105 Sunday 2nd April  – Day 92 We’d been invited to try the London Duck Tours sightseeing trip in London and headed down on the train.  I hadn’t realised when I sorted the ate out, that Oxford United were playing at Wembley.  It’s not… Continue reading »

It’s a nice day for a white wedding – My Sunday Photo 091217

It's a nice day for a white wedding - My Sunday Photo 091217

It’s a nice day for a white wedding – My Sunday Photo 091217  I’m a total townie at heart, I love having amenities on my doorstep and the countryside just within reach.  But I love visiting London, for the hustle and bustle and the random things you spot as you… Continue reading »

Going on a Bug Safari with The Wild Challenge from RSPB

Going on a Bug Safari with The Wild Challenge from RSPB

You all know that we love to get outdoors and explore the natural world around us.  It’s something I did a lot in my own childhood and so it was second nature (excuse the pun) to bring Monkey up the same way.  Children are like sponges, and they just soak… Continue reading »

Just hanging around – My Sunday Photo 020417

Just hanging around - My Sunday Photo 020417

Just hanging around – My Sunday Photo 020417 You know I rather like snails, well so does Monkey.  Yesterday we went on a bug hunt in the garden and found this rather lovely fellow.  We’d had him in Monkey’s Creature Peeper so he could look at him through the magnifying… Continue reading »

Project 365 2017 Week 13

Project 365 2017 Week 13

Project 365 2017 Week 13 Day 85 – 91 Sunday 26th March  – Day 85 Mothers Day and I felt awful, told Daddy P to cancel the lunch reservation and headed back to bed for most of the day.  I didn’t get to appreciate the flowers I’d been given until later… Continue reading »

Dressing up as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

Dressing up as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

This term has seen a real transformation in Monkey.  They’ve been learning about Cressida Cowell and dragons, and Monkey has become obsessed with the How to Train Your Dragon books.  It’s been wonderful, really wonderful. You might have caught my post recently about how the books have inspired him to… Continue reading »