An up and down kind of day

Have you ever had one of those days – ‘an up and down kind of day’?  Today has most definately been one of those days! It all started so well, we’d read a snow story last night at bedtime and Monkey was still talking about it this morning. He found… Continue reading »

#TTPlusPlus weekly challenge – robots

So this morning we were set a weekly challenge by The Toadstool – to build a robot using our Plus Plus. I asked Monkey what he thought we should do – his reply – build a Robot Family Mummy!  When Monkey says that, what he really means is ‘you make… 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 »

Another hungry caterpillar

So our caterpillar saga continues.  Following on from yesterday’s post, Monkey woke up this morning asking where the caterpillar was –  aargh!!  Well obviously caterpillar was nowhere to be found in the garden. We walked to pre-school will eagle eyes looking for another one, nothing.  Nothing when I walked home… Continue reading »

Our very own Hungry Caterpillar

You know we’re into butterflies and bugs in this house, right?  Well today Monkey had a first experience, and who didn’t have her camera or phone with her!!?? We needed to post a birthday card so Monkey and I went for a short walk to our nearest letterbox this afternoon. … 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 »