#Magic Moments – A Self Hosted Blog

Six months ago Monkey had chicken pox and I decided to get my ‘blog head’ on and get Over 40 and a Mum to One started. Then the plan was to talk about being an older Mum and how I coped with it all – never really got round to… Continue reading »

My own little racing driver

Monkey had a party to go to on Saturday, his friends Mr S and Miss B decided they wanted a fancy dress party, no theme and optional.  Well Monkey is not the most adventurous little man, and when I mentioned getting dressed up I got a flat NO Mummy! He… Continue reading »

Monkey’s imagination

Monkey just makes me laugh – his speech has come on in leaps and bounds these last six months, and his imagination never ceases to amaze me.  He also seems to be absorbing so much information and then adding that newly gained knowledge into his play – fascinating to watch…. Continue reading »

More fun at the Palace

More fun at the Palace

We are frequent visitors to Blenheim Palace as you can see from previous posts. This week we have actually been to the Palace two days running!  On Thursday we met Monkey’s God Mum and her 7-year-old daughter there for their first visit.  It wasn’t pouring down with rain, but it… Continue reading »

A bit of junk modelling for #EarthDayatWW

I’m not the most creative of people, and the idea of junk modelling has left me scratching my head a little bit.  But, having seen some great creative ideas on a recent Izziwizzi Kids #playfest session on this exact same theme, I have started saving some items that would otherwise… Continue reading »

A trip to a waterfowl sanctuary

Today Monkey and I picked up my eldest niece and off we went, wellies on foot to the Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children’s Farm to see what we could find. We started off inside being introduced to some of the newest members of the sanctuary …. Then off we went… Continue reading »

Just another manic Monday …….

It would be fair to say that we cram a lot into a day, I keep meaning to slow down a bit but never seem to quite manage it. Life in the old dog yet you know! Today has been no exception ……. Pre-school was closed to the kids today… Continue reading »

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 »

Crafty Friday with Monkey

Monkey does a 5 hour session at pre-school on Friday’s and always comes home exhausted.  Being as stubborn as a mule (who knows where he gets that from??) he refuses to nap in his bed or on the sofa, and will normally run around the living room like a lunatic,… Continue reading »

Our ‘crafty’ afternoon – my kind of gardening

With Granny’s birthday coming up we thought we’d try to do something artistic (not something that comes naturally to Mummy).  Granny loves flowers and her garden; living in Southern Spain has not dampened her enthusiasm for all things floral.  I, unfortunately don’t have her green fingers. So our crafty afternoon… Continue reading »