Ravensburger Mischievous Meerkats 500 piece jigsaw puzzle

Ravensburger Mischievous Meerkats 500 piece jigsaw puzzle

The @When we were on holiday last June in Portugal, my son fell in love with the Meerkats at Lagos Zoo and Granny bought him one to bring home.  Our little meerkat has a habit of getting lost and going on his own little adventures so we’ve given him a… Continue reading »

Knight about to charge – My Sunday Photo 070517

Knight about to charge - My Sunday Photo 070517

Knight about to charge – My Sunday Photo 070517   It doesn’t matter how many times we visit the Jousting Tournament at Blenheim Palace, we never tire of it.  We always seem to back the wrong side though!  The reds won again. Have you ever watched one of these events?

Project 365 2017 Week 18

Project 365 2017 Week 18

Project 365 2017 Week 18 Day 120 – 126 Motor racing, a big step forward in the confidence levels, bluebells and camping!  Well ok, glamping, but who would ever thought you’d get me under canvas! Sunday 30th April  – Day 120 We got up early and headed up the motorway to the… Continue reading »

Exploring Croome Court

Exploring Croome Court

We were looking for some new places to explore over the recent Easter holidays and I always like to make use of our National Trust membership where I can.  I was flicking through the members book, looking for ideas when I found somewhere that I was pretty sure would tick… Continue reading »

Ravensburger Flying Home 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle

Ravensburger Flying Home 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle

If you follow the blog regularly you’ll know that I love Colin Thompson and his artwork.  When I recently had the opportunity to try the Ravensburger Flying Home 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle featuring one of his designs, I snapped it up quickly. Colin Thompson’s illustrations are often a little bit wacky, but… Continue reading »

Going on a solo play date

Going on a solo play date

I won’t lie, I’m feeling a little queasy right now, but in a good way.  This afternoon something rather wonderful (hopefully) is going to happen.  Something that shows another step forward with Monkey’s confidence, a big step, for both of us.  Monkey is going on a solo play date, for the… Continue reading »

Schleich European Forest Dwellers set

Schleich European Forest Dwellers set

It’s great when you can relive adventures using toys, and we’ve been doing just that with the Schleich European Forest Dwellers set recently. During the Easter holidays we spent a day at Stonor Park, exploring the house and grounds.  We’d spotted a herd of deer as we drove into the grounds… Continue reading »

Encouraging a reluctant reader

Encouraging a reluctant reader

You all know the reading journey I’ve been taking with Monkey since he was little.  He’s a lover of books, but not the reading of them.  It’s so alien to me, an avid bookworm from the year dot.  My house has often resembled a library as I’ve tried encouraging a reluctant… Continue reading »

Britains JCB Fastrac 3230 Tractor

Britains JCB Fastrac 3230 Tractor

As long-term readers of the blog will know, Monkey was a love of all things JCB, which began with one of his first board books as a baby.  The My First JCB range introduced him to Freddie Fastrac the JCB tractor, and so a 7 year love affair began.  You… Continue reading »

Chelsea Wicker Footstool from Rattan Direct

Chelsea Wicker Footstool from Rattan Direct

When I first moved in with Daddy P it was obvious that he hadn’t changed any of the decor or furnishing since he’d got divorced some years before.  The house was full of large floral prints and dusky pink.  Not me at all.  Over time I’ve de-chintzed the whole house,… Continue reading »