Toy Post Office from Casdon

Toy Post Office from Casdon

When I started researching my family history long before Monkey was born, I discovered that two branches of my family tree contained a number of postmen going back to the turn of the last century.  It’s a fact that I’m rather proud of.  With Monkey’s arrival I watched the world… Continue reading »

Come fly with Pilot Monkey and Pretend to Bee – review and giveaway

Come fly with Pilot Monkey and Pretend to Bee

I have to be honest that fancy dress days at school fill me with dread when they are themed around Super Heroes and the like.  Monkey just isn’t fussed about dressing up in anything that doesn’t reflect real life.  With our recent visit to the Concorde Experience at Brooklands Museum, he is… Continue reading »

International School Set imaginative play

International School Set imaginative play

We’re really into imaginative play here, but as you know this often revolves around building sites, construction in all forms and diggers and tractors normally feature quite heavily!  But with Monkey now being at school we’ve often seen him teach me phonics and go through literacy classes.  It’s lovely to… Continue reading »

Cardboard boxes – great value entertainment and FREE :)

We all spend so much money on presents for our kids but they still get the best entertainment value out of a free, empty, cardboard box – perhaps this should tell us something! Our current, resident cardboard box has spent most of the week being a train or a bus… Continue reading »

Mummy I need to saw your arm off!

Mummy I need to saw your arm off

I picked Monkey up from pre-school this morning – it was lovely, he ran straight into my arms and gave me a big kiss and cuddle 🙂  He was eager to get home as it is our rubbish collection day – he’s on first name terms with all the binmen…. Continue reading »

5 Ideas for Pretend Play with Play Food

5 Ideas for Pretend Play with Play Food. Anything getting children to enjoy food works for me; especially as Monkey comes from a line of family greengrocers 🙂