Where do children’s accents come from?

| Milestones, Observations

accent tag

Accents are funny things. I wouldn’t class myself as having an accent that was recognisable as coming from a specific area. Having my formative years living in Windsor (therefore speaking very well, some would say posh, although it wasn’t received pronounciation), followed by years around the Banbury area, plus another 3 up north in Lancashire, I […]


Haba’s Memo in the Zoo – a classic memory game

| Activities & education, Reviews, Reviews and Sponsored, Toy reviews, Toys & Gadgets

Haba memo in the zoo - matching pairs game

When we received Haba’s Memo in the Zoo game to review, I thought it would be the perfect game for N.  He likes playing memory games on apps, so having the tiles in real life would be a good alternative. The game is really good quality, as I’ve come to expect from Haba.  The tiles […]


Easter treats – including a Pinterest fail

| Crafty stuff, Easter, Food & Drink

blueberry dyed eggs

I’ve never really celebrated Easter with lots of crafting and decorating eggs, but I’d seen lots of egg decorating ideas on Pinterest (where else?!), and decided that this year I wanted to try some out.  Luckily I like eating eggs, so they wouldn’t go to waste. I tried blowing eggs, as that was what I […]


Home, farm and garden play – Ezy Roller play

| On the farm, Toys & Gadgets


I had grand plans for the Easter weekend.  I’d taken the Thursday off work to tie in with N being off nursery, so had planned going to National Trust properties, doing various Easter events/trails and the like. Instead, N decided on Thursday morning that he would be wearing pants.  So, it’s great that he’s finally […]


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