Monday’s school run was just like any other walk home, a route we’ve covered hundreds of times. However, it suddenly became different when we crossed the road and discovered a walnut under a tree. There was just the one-the others had either been picked up or run over by cars, or just hadn’t dropped off…… Continue reading Why Couldn’t There Just Have Been Two Walnuts?
Free pattern and tutorial for making a Worry monster for use in school or at home.
February didn’t feel like a very productive month, but I’m hoping that looking at my goals may prove me wrong (or perhaps prove me right, in which case I’d better pull my socks up!) The fact that it was a shorter month might have had something to do with it too. 17 cupboards/drawers/storage areas sorted…… Continue reading 17 for 2017 February Round Up
Our 5 year old has been asking a lot of questions lately, including “how do people stay on the Earth if it’s round”. Him and Mr C had a good chat and looked at some YouTube videos, but he still asked more. We are fortunate in that we live within a reasonable driving distance of…… Continue reading Exploring Isaac Newton’s Home
Another person making salt dough? Who’d have thought it at this time of year! This was however a momentous occasion for me, as they actually worked. You know how you’re supposed to learn from your mistakes? It seems I missed that and I’m a huge glutton for punishment. Over the years (in my job!) I…… Continue reading Salt Dough Decorations
As well as the sewn advent calendar (the big reveal is tomorrow!), we have a book advent calendar. Last year was the first year of us doing it (having been inspired by Pinterest), and as we were on a fairly tight budget we started buying early. Basically our aim was to find 24 Christmas/winter themed…… Continue reading Another (Bookish) Advent Calendar
I am by nature a wonderer. I often think of questions about the world, how it works and why. Some of my pondering could easily be solved with common sense. (For example asking Mr C if wolves were real, since they seemed to be prevalent in fairytales but I’d never seen one. When we went…… Continue reading Weekend Wonderings
Craft has been put on the back burner again, in fact this post is nothing to do with craft at all, it comes more under the heading crazy plans. After the party last weekend we had a huge heap of presents and a very lucky boy. Our house is small, more of a starter home…… Continue reading The Great Tidy Up of 2016
Today was the day I had to stop burying my head in the sand and accept that my ‘baby’ is starting school in two weeks. This moment of realisation led to me and MrCraft taking a nice family trip to our local shopping outlet. We decided to go fairly early to avoid the queues. Unfortunately…… Continue reading Shoe Shopping Shenanigans
Regular followers of my blog will know that last week we had the bright idea of spending four nights away in our caravan. Our stay followed on from Dave’s parent’s holiday, so the caravan was already set up at a picturesque campsite in North Norfolk. That sounds like a great start, doesn’t it? The van…… Continue reading Caravan Holidays With Kids-The Good, The Bad and The Downright Ugly