My Sunday Photo – kite flying in the sun

kite flying in March sun

This week’s My Sunday Photo is the first day this year we’ve properly spent out in the garden.  It’s still too water logged on the grass really, but we got the kite out for some kite flying.  Of course, as soon as we got it unfurled, the wind died down and N got bored trying. So while he went off and cut the grass (with scissors), I enjoyed some relaxation and kite flying. Taking me back to my childhood. If… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – kite flying in the sun”

Spring walk and running races in the park

Spring park walk - Bubbabue and me

Like most children, N loves the simple things in life. Just going to the park so he can ride his bike or scoot and he’s happy.  The other day he requested a park trip, so we headed there for a spring walk, with me hoping I’d get to photograph blossom. I was disappointed there wasn’t more blossom in our local park.  Just the one lopsided bush amongst the boughs of a tree.  Other people walking past must have thought me… Continue Reading “Spring walk and running races in the park”

How to choose a tent for family camping

How to choose the perfect tent for a family camping trip - Bubbablue and me

Now Spring has arrived, we’re thinking forward to camping again.  Our camping trip with friends is booked, although some are dragging their heels about getting organised and actually booking.  People are also indecisive whether husbands are going too.  Secretly I’m hoping that we have rainy weather in the run up and then beautiful weather from the day before we go and during our break. Because then the farmers will all need to harvest and won’t be able to come.  Evil,… Continue Reading “How to choose a tent for family camping”

6 year old – all about hugs and kisses, love and hearts

Caring kids and all about hugs and kisses - Bubbablue and me

I loved N at 5 years old, but at 6 he’s coming into his own and really is a loving little boy.  My brother was the same as a boy, really loving and caring with our mum, whereas I always held myself at a bit of a distance, hating hugs and kisses. But N is one of those caring boys.  His generosity with hugs and kisses probably goes further than it should.  Definitely at school with teachers and TAs, with… Continue Reading “6 year old – all about hugs and kisses, love and hearts”

Signs of spring – my joys of spring

Joys of spring - Bubbablue and me

I’ve shared previously what I love about autumn and winter, but spring seems to make everything hopeful.  Instagram goes mad for it, people shake off their coats (we hope) and get thinking about summer.  So here’s my take on the joys of spring, through the season: My signs of spring Lighter evenings Spotting the first newborn lambs in the field Blossom on the trees Leaves emerging to take away the bareness The first cut of the grass Gorgeous sunsets Daffodils… Continue Reading “Signs of spring – my joys of spring”

Living Arrows 2017 week 12 – library visit

Living Arrows 2017 week 12 - library choices

We used to go to the library regularly, but haven’t been since last summer.  With N getting reading books from school and refusing to read his books at home himself, a library visit seems a lot of effort if I need to have him with me. But this weekend N had requested to visit the library and get some books out. We dug out his library card, paid an extortionate £1.50 for the nearest car park (no free parking in… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 12 – library visit”

Project 365 2017 week 11

tulips bouquet

We’re into week 11 of Project 365, and it’s gone from lovely warm weather to freezing.  A mixed March.  Here’s our week. On Sunday it was raining in the morning. N asked to go to soft play. On a Sunday in the rain.  Thankfully we got there early when it opened and he enjoyed an hour of play before he was bored and wanted to go home.  An expensive hour, but he enjoyed it and doesn’t go very often, so… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 11”

Mottisfont – an outdoor National Trust visit

A winter visit experience at National Trust Mottisfont for family fun - Bubbablue and me

With National Trust membership, I always feel like we should make the most of it whenever we’re away. So on our February break in the New Forest, we stopped at Mottisfont on the way home. N wasn’t impressed at doing another National Trust visit, but given I’d taken him to Peppa Pig World he owed me!  Once he knew there would be lunch boxes and water involved, he was happy.  He even told me to get out my camera to… Continue Reading “Mottisfont – an outdoor National Trust visit”

How long does it take to learn to swim

I’ve said many times that I’ve despaired over N’s swimming. He’s been having lessons since he was 3 months old, so nearly 6 years later he should really be able to swim reasonable well by now.  But he still can’t swim on his back without a float aid, and even on his front it’s hard going. With a float belt (at the minimal level) he’s great. He’s fast with a float, his legs are strong, and he does everything he… Continue Reading “How long does it take to learn to swim”