All grown up

So my little Monkey started at Nursery School today.  No big deal right?  After all he’d been at his old pre-school since last September.  What was I getting all emotional about? Getting him ready this morning, seeing him in proper, grown up trousers for the first time – eek, he… Continue reading »

#Magic Moments – a trip to the Library

A trip to the Library is my magic moment for this week. As you are well aware we love books in this house, and reading is something that has always been part of my life.  I cannot imagine a life without books and the joy they bring – knowledge, escapes,… Continue reading »

#my99psummer week 1 with @99pstoresuk

I’ve been given a challenge by 99p Stores – they sent me £10.00 voucher and asked me to see exactly what I could spend it on – this is the start of #my99psummer. My plan was to get something for the garden and then a variety of things to keep… Continue reading »

A bit of paint fun

Last week Monkey finished at his current pre-school and we needed to think of something to give to a couple of the key workers. I’m not a great fan of this new fad of presents for everyone, so decided on making something more personal with my little man. We decided… Continue reading »

Ryvita – a new generation of healthy snacks

I love Ryvita!  I’ve loved the Original Ryvita crispbreads since I was child, my Mum was a big fan, and we often had Ryvita at snack time.  I am still addicted to Marmite with my Ryvita. Actually I quite like eating them with nothing on them at all! I don’t… Continue reading »

Avalanche Fruit Stand – a game review for Learning Resources

Daddy P comes from a long line of Greengrocers and we’ve always made a point of sharing his family history with Monkey.  I love games, toys and books that relate to our family – whether it be a love of nature or the ‘family business’.  When Learning Resources asked me… Continue reading »

Monkey’s first Air Tattoo

Monkey loved his visit to our local airfield and our aviation themed day last week, that we decided to give the International Air Tattoo at Fairford a try with him this year.  Daddy P and I had been together when I was pregnant and I’d been before that with my… Continue reading »

Early years dental care from Brush-Baby – a review

I suffer from gum disease, it does seem to have some genetic link on my Mum’s side, it’s not pleasant, and it got substantial worse during my pregnancy with Monkey.  My dentist and I have been battling with it ever since, and earlier this year I had to undergo surgery… Continue reading »

RSPB – ‪#‎homesfornature‬ weekend challenge – our Beetle Bucket #bugs

Following on from my recent post about the RSPB weekend challenge to build a home for mini beasts, we found some time today to build our home.  We decided to make a Beetle Bucket. First you need a bucket, any size will do, and drill some holes in it.  We… Continue reading »

Some day I’ll fly away

Some day I’ll fly away …… Monkey and his pre-school chums were very excited this morning.  They’d been invited to visit the local airfield and glider club, the first local group to do so, Monkey had been talking about it non stop since he woke up this morning. Mummy I… Continue reading »