Tractor Ted – DVD Review – In the Springtime and Big Machines

When we had lunch on a trip to Cotswold Farm Park earlier in the year, Monkey was given his in a Tractor Ted cardboard box lunchbox.  With Monkey being slightly obsessed with Tractors, I saved the box and checked out the Tractor Ted website when we got home.  We joined… Continue reading »

#Hungry2Happy Challenge

This post is an entry for BritMums’ Hungry2Happy Challenge sponsored by Richmond Mini Meatballs and is linked to http://wp.me/p3bVjd-5wB We love meatballs in this household; I had a passion for them following numerous work trips to Gothenburg.  Every time I went to Gothenburg I had to eat meatballs in a… Continue reading »

Mess free creative play – is there such a thing?

Mess free creative play – is there such a thing?  Oh yes!  We have discovered a gem thanks to the lovely people at Learning Resources. It’s called Play Foam and quite simply it is any parent’s dream – it provides kids with a play material that they can squish, shape,… Continue reading »

John Deere Monster Treads Tractor by Tomy

I think it fairly clear that Monkey is obsessed by tractors!  But a John Deere tractor takes him to a whole new level of excitement!!! It all stems from a trip to see my parents in Spain last year.  They live in an olive growing region of Spain, and John… Continue reading »

Early Reader review for Orion Childrens Books

As you will know from reading my blog I am passionate about reading and about spending quality time with Monkey encouraging his love of books. We spend a lot of time reading at home and borrowing books from the library. We were thrilled to be asked by the lovely people… Continue reading »

Mr Kipling still makes exceeding good cakes – Strawberry Fancies

Something arrived in the post today which took me straight back to my childhood and visits to my Granny.  We’ve all heard of Mr (& now Mrs!) Kipling and his wonderful cakes right? I for one, grew up with his fruit pies, cherry bakewells and other wonders. But the one… Continue reading »