Cheeky Monkeys

Cheeky Monkeys

I couldn’t make it to Toy Fair this year, and one of the things I missed was getting to see the new range of games launched by Orchard Toys.  We’ve been big fans for years now as you all know, and I was thrilled when a very aptly new game… Continue reading »

World Map Puzzle from Orchard Toys

World Map Puzzle from Orchard Toys

You all know that I’m fairly obsessed with maps and I’m thrilled that Monkey seems to share my passion.  After our recent trip to Whipsnade Zoo, we were talking about where the different animals came from and the World Map Puzzle from Orchard Toys really helped him to truly understand. The World… Continue reading »

What’s the Time, Mr Wolf?

What's the Time, Mr Wolf?

We love Orchard Toys, you all know that.  It’s a relationship Monkey and I would have whether I was blogging or not.  Their games and puzzles are such good quality, educational and fun.  The recently launched two new games and a new puzzle for autumn.  We received the What’s the Time, Mr… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 25-26

Project 366 2016 Week 25-26

Project 366 2016 Week 25-26 Day 171-184 with The Boy and Me. Sunday 19th June – Day 171 We surprised Daddy P with a trip to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for Fathers Day. We’d visited the railway when Monkey was tiny and at the time there had been a landslide so the… Continue reading »

Build a Beetle

Build a Beetle

We’re off to Portugal in a couple of weeks, and will be meeting up with Granny and Gramps, who will be driving over from their home in Spain.  As regular readers of the blog will know, ‘Guru Gramps’ is a bug hunter, and Monkey is following in his footsteps.  When… Continue reading »

My Britmums 2016 sponsor is

Orchard Toys Mini Games

I’ve been bursting to tell you all for some time who my Britmums 2016 sponsor is.  So on the day that they launch their new Mini Games series, I can confirm that for the second year running I will be sponsored by the lovely team at Orchard Toys.  If you’ve been… Continue reading »

Where Do I Live?

Where Do I Live?

Monkey’s been learning all about different parts of the world at school recently.  I thought the new Where Do I Live? game from Orchard Toys would be perfect for building his knowledge of animal habitats and their inhabitants. The game is aimed at children aged 3-6 years of age and… Continue reading »

Giant Railway and Station – review and giveaway

Giant Railway and Station

When I visited Toy Fair in London last month I was eager to catch up with Orchard Toys and see what they’d be adding to their ranges in 2016.  It didn’t take me long to get rather excited, as soon as I saw the Giant Railway and Station sets, I… Continue reading »

Pass the Word

Pass the Word

As you all know Monkey is a rather reluctant writer.  He gets easily frustrated and struggles with it all.  The situation probably isn’t helped by his letter formation, when he writes, he starts most letters in the wrong place, so he’s always covering more distance on a page than he needs… Continue reading »

Magic Cauldron Game – review and giveaway

Magic Cauldron Game

Monkey has been having lots of fun this term at school, everything he’s been learning has been under the theme of Magic. It’s really got him interested in arts, craft, reading, writing and maths this term, which has thrilled me. Long may that continue. Wanting to strike whilst the iron was… Continue reading »