A trip to STEAM – choo! choo!

We all love trains in this house, so when Monkey’s Godmummy suggested meeting up at STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, in Swindon we thought it was a great idea. Swindon is just over an hour away from us, and we set off yesterday morning in Oxfordshire’s unexpected… Continue reading »

Cardboard boxes – great value entertainment and FREE :)

We all spend so much money on presents for our kids but they still get the best entertainment value out of a free, empty, cardboard box – perhaps this should tell us something! Our current, resident cardboard box has spent most of the week being a train or a bus… Continue reading »

Daffodils – My Mother’s Day flowers at their best

 

Big City Wooden Airport – Early Learning Centre

Big City Wooden Airport, ELC

Having made the decision to review some of the toys/games that Monkey received for his birthday and Christmas last December, review number two is for the Early Learning Centre – Big City Wooden Airport which we bought for his third birthday in December. I love wooden toys. They feel so… Continue reading »

Look who’s talking

Sometimes I just have to sit back and listen to Monkey chatting away to his toys and marvel at it. When he had his 2 year check the Health Visitor commented on his lack of speech.  I wasn’t really that concerned; as I’ve mentioned in other posts, he has always… Continue reading »

Those immortal words!

No – not ‘I love you’!!! The Sunday before last, we went to visit my best friend and her partner for the day. They live about an hour and 20 minutes away from us and the journey is pretty much motorway door to door.  About 40 minutes into the journey… Continue reading »

Book Review – Sometimes…. by Emma Dodd

I was very fortunate last week, to be one of 3 winners of a Twitter competition run by Templar Publishing, the prize being the paperback book Sometimes ….. by Emma Dodd.  I was thrilled as we already have her book Me……. which we adore. Sometimes ….. tells the story of… Continue reading »

Just the loveliest Mother’s Day :)

Hard to believe that this is actually my 4th Mothers Day with Monkey (couldn’t add up earlier!) – oops!  He’s growing up too fast. So, my day started with a lovely lie in (very rare these days) followed by a cup of tea and toast in bed, and my son… Continue reading »

Hope you are all having a lovely Mother’s Day :)

I love Daffodils so this is the perfect bouquet for me from Monkey – the simple things are the best 🙂

Missing Mum on Mother’s Day

I’m looking forward to my third Mother’s Day as a Mum to Monkey.  I’ve already had a little cake and daffodil – http://wp.me/p2P6aF-4m and yesterday he came home from pre-school with a handmade card 🙂 I’m sure I’ll love whatever Monkey and his Daddy have in store for me tomorrow,… Continue reading »