Trying to make Maths fun

Trying to make Maths fun

I feel that I’m currently living in a world of payback time for all the hours my Dad tried to help me with my Maths homework over the years.  It was the one area of education that I really struggled with, I had a total blind spot for maths and even as an adult I’m […]

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 arrived on our doorstep a […]

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 Map Puzzle from Orchard Toys […]

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 Wolf? game, which is aimed […]

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 track hadn’t been fully open. […]

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 I looked at the new […]