Instant Flower Press

Instant Flower Press

As a child I can remember staying with my Auntie for the week.  We got up to all sorts of adventures and one was pressing flowers.  I think it was the first time I’d ever tried it, we’d been for a walk and picked wild flowers and grasses along the… Continue reading »

Hearts and Flowers crafts with Baker Ross

Baker Ross Heart Lantern

With Valentines Day closely followed by Mothers Day and Granny’s birthday it all been about Hearts and Flowers crafts with Baker Ross here lately.  We received a bumper selection from the crafting company and Monkey’s enjoyed getting creative after school. Fused beads kits are a new idea for us.  Monkey did… Continue reading »

FloraQueen flower delivery service

FloraQueen flower delivery service

It’s always nice to receive flowers; whether they are sent for a celebration, or as a surprise for family and friends.  I thought it was time to treat myself last month, I was getting fed up with those dull May days and decided to try out the FloraQueen flower delivery service…. Continue reading »

Polesden Lacey #CountryKids

Polesden Lacey

Now we’ve rejoined the National Trust I have a long list of places I want to explore.  One such place is Polesden Lacey in Surrey.  I’ve seen the signs for it for years, as I’ve passed on the way to visit my Great Aunt.  Never quite made it, but a… Continue reading »

Flowers from Sutton Seeds


I do like receiving packages in the post, the excitement of opening a box and seeing what’s inside.  Receiving a bouquet of flowers that have been delivered to your door always makes me smile.  Not that Daddy P takes that hint on board!  But friends do from time to time… Continue reading »

Gardening with Monkey – veggies and flowers #HDYGG

Gardening with Monkey

We decided to have a home day on Bank Holiday Monday, we’d had a busy day on Sunday at Polesden Lacey (more on that soon) and Monkey had a swimming lesson in the afternoon.  The sun was out, it was a perfect excuse to do some gardening with Monkey. We… Continue reading »

Autumn in the garden

autumn in the garden

I must admit that I’ve neglected the garden these last few weeks.  I’ve been so caught up with Monkey and his start at Nursery School that everything else has passed me by. Now its Autumn in the garden. Yesterday we finally gave up hope of our cherry tomatoes ever turning… Continue reading »

BritMums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge

This post is an entry for BritMums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge with As regular readers of my blog will know we’ve been encouraging my Monkey 3 and half-year old son to grow his own vegetables.  His seeds are sprouting and he makes a point of checking on their progress daily and… Continue reading »