A family of swimmers #MagicMoments

A family of swimmers

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while and especially if you follow me on Facebook, you will know that Monkey and I are both learning to swim.  I’ve been overcoming my real fear of water since the Spring and was always adamant that Monkey would not share my… Continue reading »

Swimming success #MagicMoments

swimming success

I haven’t joined in with #MagicMoments over the summer, I just had to step back and enjoy my last summer with Monkey before he starts school on Wednesday.  But something happened on Friday night, something that for me is such a huge personal Magic Moment – swimming success. As regular… Continue reading »

An evening at the beach

An evening at the beach

I’ve talked before about the friends I’ve made through blogging, and recently Monkey and I went for a sleepover with Tina at The Soup Dragon Says.  We’d been to a PR event in Bognor Regis for the afternoon and then went back to Tina’s for dinner. The boys tried out Monkey’s… Continue reading »

Swimming progress #MagicMoments

swimming progress

As you may know I started my swimming lessons back in March.  I had had lessons 20 odd years ago, but I didn’t get far, my fears remained, I never really got there.  So I’ve spent most Friday evenings since March having an hours lesson.  It’s been a shock, I… Continue reading »

Guru Gramps on display

Guru Gramps on Display

If you caught my #CountryKids post over the weekend you will know that we visited the Oxford University Museum of Natural History over the last half term.  We spent the morning on a wonderful dinosaur adventure, went out for lunch and returned in the afternoon to explore the displays on… Continue reading »

Monkey makes it to Countryfile

Monkey makes it to Countryfile

You may remember that Monkey and I visited Wendover Woods recently to try out the Gruffalo trail that was being filmed by the BBC. It was a totally magical day and Monkey hasn’t stopped talking about it since.  We’d been told that the BBC Countryfile programme would be airing on… Continue reading »

Bubble fun

Project 365 - Week 21

My Magic Moment for this week is really rather short and simple – bubble fun in the sun. Monkey and I just enjoying playing with his bubble wand.  Something I enjoyed myself as a child, nothing’s changed, it’s still a fun thing to do.  I blew the bubbles and Monkey… Continue reading »

The Gruffalo Trail #weloveforests

The Gruffalo Trail

On Thursday we had a very special invitation, we had a magical afternoon and memories were made that will hopefully stay with Monkey for a lifetime.  The Gruffalo (a big favourite here) is celebrating his 15th Birthday this year.  To celebrate the occasion, the Forestry Commission have organised a number… Continue reading »

Apple Blossom

apple blossom

In the depth of winter last year we received a very special package from Waitrose.  Our very own Apple Tree.  I sent Daddy P and Monkey out into the garden on a cold and rather wet day and gave them instructions on where I wanted our fruit tree planting.  Annoyingly… Continue reading »

When Monkey met Granny

When Monkey met Granny

We’ve had a bit of a day here today.  My old PC died a while ago and I can’t currently access most of my photos.  This morning Daddy P ‘did something’ to his laptop and we thought that had died too.  So at one point earlier today I thought I’d… Continue reading »