Around here, the first signs weren’t buds on the trees or shoots clambering towards the sun, now awake from its long winter nap. Nope. Here, the signs were women (and a few men) frantically hanging wash after wash on the line this weekend. It was like a laundry race. I had a little giggle as I watched them from an upstairs window. Then promptly joined in.
Anyway. Aside from being able to enjoy the smell of freshly dried read more
There was an image doing the rounds on facebook this week; a school had apparently sent a note to a parent stating apples were banned because they are a choking hazard. This is a school. It is not a nursery, a pre-school or place for babies and toddlers. It’s a school.
Now, I’m not for a second dismissing the risk of choking. Even after the toddler years, many foods remain a choking risk: dried fruits, popcorn, nuts, hard sweets. Of course they do. And any responsible adult will read more
Thursday 6th March 2014 is World Book Day. We’ve been excited about this for a while but have had something of a problem choosing our theme: We’re such lovers of books in this house that choosing one character to dress up as and one book to work with was just too tricky.
So we haven’t! Instead, we decided to base our World Book Day (although we’re having a week) on an area of history that Jasper’s particularly interested in: The Norman Conquest and Knights & Dragons (which were of course much earlier and fictional!) read more
Welcome to the 25th Week of Wine’d Down Wednesday!!
Welcome to week #25 of Wine’d Down Wednesday! WOW, we are a quarter to the way to 100, and are old enough not to get carded at the store buying our wine! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love
Are you interested in joining our fun? Why not co-host with us! We are looking for co-hosts to help spread our wine’d down love! Join us, it’s free! If you are interested, email Michelle at read more
I’ve written before about the fact that SAHM are no less worthy than working mothers and that ultimately, the only thing that matters is what works for the individual family. There doesn’t seem to be a corner of the internet at the moment that isn’t bursting with irate working mothers who have been told they’re not spending enough time with their children or disgruntled SAHMs who don’t feel they’re being given a suitable amount of respect for the wonderful job they’re doing.
Photos are such wonderful ways to relive the past. Just like scents, a picture can invoke rich memories of bygone days and help keep special moments alive.
When I heard that Canvas Design were looking for bloggers to review their canvases, I was delighted to be involved. As a parent, I love having pictures of my son on display; his smiling face always cheers me up and it’s amazing to see how quickly he has changed in what seems like such a short amount of time.
On Wednesday 26th February, I emailed read more
Mother’s Day 2014 is on 30th March and already the shops are filled with cards, shelves bursting with boxes of tempting chocolates and there are suggestions hiding in every corner of the internet for what to buy your dear old Mum.
Don’t get me wrong, I love waking up to breakfast in bed and receiving a hand-made card or thoughtful gift from my little boy on Mother’s Day. I cant help thinking though, that just like so many of our celebrations, the day has become so commercialised that its value read more
My son was 4 this week and, now that he’s a big boy, has been almost begging to have some set chores to do around the house. We already ask him to do the odd thing – put his toys away, clear his plate etc as we feel it’s important for him to look after the space he’s in and develop a sense of responsibility.
My concern about him wanting to have his own chores (he wants a list – I think he’s inherited this from me!) is that he is still only 4 and I want his main focus to be playing, rather than worrying read more
We took the dog for a particularly muddy walk along the canal this morning. Although spring looks to be on the way and it is much warmer outside, the wind was still raging – whipping up the canal and the towpath was an obstacle course of squelchy, oozing puddles.
As we trudged along, sinking further and further into the mud, Jasper suddenly cried out.
‘Oh no,’ he wailed as I spun around, expecting to see him face down in the dirt. ‘I’m a train and this lake [puddle] is about to derail me. read more