All The Missing Girls – a book review

All The Missing Girls

I’m always on the look out for a new thriller and the debut novel from Megan Miranda has kept me up late into the night recently.  All the Missing Girls was published through Corvus Books last month and is well worth a read if you’re looking for something to keep… Continue reading »

Cluedo Junior – a review

Cluedo Junior

I’ve loved board games since I was a child and I’ve recently had the opportunity to introduce my Monkey 7-year-old son to a classic, with a modern twist.  We received Cluedo Junior from Hasbro and it’s gone down a storm. This version of the game is designed for children aged… Continue reading »

JCB Kids Coverall #digtheadventure

JCB Kids Coverall

Monkey received something in the post recently which is going to get so much wear in the months ahead.  We just need it to stop raining!  He received the JCB Kids Coverall aged 8-9 years and we decided to give it a bit of an indoor test to start with. My… Continue reading »

Monkey got on a go-kart

Monkey got on a go-kart

Some children jump at every opportunity that comes their way, show no fear and just go for it.  My son, isn’t that child.  He’s missed some amazing experiences in the past.  Turning down the chance to stand on the footplate of his beloved A4 Pacific Bittern, steam train when it… Continue reading »

The Bee – a book review

The Bee

As long-term readers of the blog know well, we have a bug hunter in the family, Gramps.  My 7-year-old Monkey son seems to be following in his footsteps and has a wonderful love of the natural world.  Mini beasts are a particular favourite so I knew he’d love exploring The… Continue reading »

Mummy and Me – February 2017

Mummy and Me - February 2017

We are so close to the end of February, I have to say I’ve never been much of a fan of the month. But as it comes to an end, I know that Spring is coming.  Better, more colourful days are ahead.  I should take a moment to say happy… Continue reading »

On the look out – My Sunday Photo 260217

On the look out - My Sunday Photo 260217

  On the look out – My Sunday Photo 260217.  We went to look around Welford Park last Sunday, and spend some time enjoying their snowdrops.  We weren’t expecting to see this fellow.  In fact, there were two of them keeping guard over the house.  Monkey loves giraffes, he was… Continue reading »

Project 365 2017 Week 8

Project 365 2017 Week 8

Project 365 2017 Week 8 Day 50 – 56 from snowdrops to story time with a bit of Brewster and nature thrown in for good measure. Sunday 19th February  – Day 50 I’d spotted a post on the Country Kids linky yesterday about somewhere I’d been meaning to visit for ages.  We’d got… Continue reading »

Snowdrop Spotting at Welford Park

Snowdrop Spotting at Welford Park

I’ve been joining in with the Country Kids linky over with Coombe Mill for over 3 and half years now.  I love seeing where other people have visited both at home and abroad.  It’s also a great place to get inspiration for future visits and nature ideas I can use… Continue reading »

Birmingham’s Top 5 Indian Cuisine Locations

Birmingham’s Top 5 Indian Cuisine Locations

disclosure:  this is a collaborative post If you are in search of a new flavour in your regular dining experiences, perhaps Indian cuisine is what you are lacking in your life. From buttery naan to spicy madras, Indian food can suit any palate through a variety of flavours and dishes…. Continue reading »