It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here, as Monkey’s birthday cards have been taken down and the Christmas decorations start to take over. Over the last 4 years I’ve treated myself to a new reindeer decoration each year. Ideally they’ve been in glass but this year Sparkles caught… Continue reading »
It was Monkey’s 6th birthday this week and he’s received so really wonderful presents. He’s in love with the Playmobil Radio Controlled Crane and Low Loader we bought him. We’ve also been having fun with his present from his Uncle and Auntie. I can see lots of fun ahead as… Continue reading »
Animals of all shapes and sizes form a fundamental picture of my childhood. They fill my memories. Whether it be watching Guru Gramps catching dragonflies, looking at our rabbits and playing with our cats. There is one species of bird above all other, that will forever remind me of my… Continue reading »
We visited Waddesdon Manor last Sunday. It’s a firm family favourite, a beautiful house to admire and grounds to explore. As Monkey wandered around collecting sticks, I looked up. A single, solitary leaf, the last man standing. I stood and stared and wondered. How long until that last leaf… Continue reading »
Monkey has been doing a lot of role-playing lately. It’s all been about school, either teaching me to read, write and do sums with his School Set, or he’s been serving school dinners. I did think he might use his pretend food to present me with a delicious lunch, but… Continue reading »
We regularly go on snail hunts, Monkey and I are both fascinated by them. We’ve been reviewing a Snail World set and Monkey has been totally mesmerised. He checks on his new friends morning, noon and night.
A couple of weeks ago we were down in Hampshire for the day celebrating Daddy P’s birthday. We spent most of the day on the Watercress Line, but popped out to have lunch at Hinton Ampner, and to explore the grounds of the National Trust property. We’d missed the rain… Continue reading »
Last Sunday we went to Westonbirt Arboretum for the first time, we took Daddy P’s sister and her husband with us and it would appear that the rest of England decided to join us for the day. I’m quite excited that so many people appear to love trees, nature and… Continue reading »
It only seems a few moments ago that Monkey finally got the hang of pedalling. Most of his friends had already abandoned their stabilisers before Monkey could even be persuaded to sit on a bike, let alone pedal it. He still prefers his scooter, but there are times when only… Continue reading »
I spent last Sunday with Redpeffer and The Reading Residence at Baddesley Clinton, chilling out, catching up and just enjoying some ‘me’ time. Whilst we were chilling out, there were some who were working very hard on a sunny October afternoon.