How to have a successful car boot sale as a seller

| Days out, Hints & Tips, Thrifty ideas

successful car boot sale tips

I mentioned the other week that my brother and I had done a car boot sale.  Neither of us had done one for a while, although I do occasionally drop in for a bit of a nosy round in case I spot books or games for N.  But we needed to start clearing out our […] Read more…

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Feeling Simply Great – the challenge

| Be healthy, Food & Drink, Reviews

pomegreat simply great drinks

I’ve spoken numerous times about trying to get motivated to lose my baby weight plus some, and to be honest it’s a bit hit and miss.  It seems to go really well for a bit, then I see something nice to eat and eat it and more.  I’ve tried slim fast type of things, getting […] Read more…


Missing a child’s sports day

| Activities & education, Family

playing ball

The summer holidays obviously don’t mean a lot to us yet.  They will do next year before N starts school, but until then, we’ll be carrying on pretty much as normal.   N’s nursery school has finished for the end of the school year, but those two days over the summer holidays, he’ll now be at […] Read more…


Sun, rain and outdoor fun for Point + Shoot

| Days out, Link ups/Blog hops, On the farm, Photography

bucket in paddling pool

One of the best things about beautiful weather is being able to take stunning photos.  This weekend’s definitely had some great weather, and there’s been a lot of photo opportunities amongst the weekend’s outdoor fun. For us it started after nursery on Friday when I dug out the frame paddling pool I bought in last year’s […] Read more…


Project 365 photo a day – week 29

| Challenges, Link ups/Blog hops, Photography

project 365 week 29

I struggled a few days this week with project 365.  Some days I take millions (well, maybe hundreds), of photos like yesterday when N was happily playing in the garden.  But several nights this week, N’s been out straight from nursery with his dad on the farm, meaning I’ve not been with them to take […] Read more…


The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile – book review

| 300 picture books, Book Reviews, Books


I feel a bit slack with our reading now.  I’ve not read a book myself since around February, although I seem to have 3 in different places in the house that I’ve started.  And since we hit our 300 books, and the weather’s been hotter, our picture book reading has tailed off too.  Mainly because […] Read more…


Red and green – toddler style choice

| Children's style, Link ups/Blog hops, On the farm

playing ball on the trampoline

N’s had a busy day at nursery today, what with sports day, followed by a party lunch in celebration of the leavers going up to school in September.  Then in the afternoon they had a splashfest in one of the nursery children’s paddling pools. He would have been in his element so I’m hoping there […] Read more…


Musical Exploration with children – linky 4

| Activities & education, Link ups/Blog hops, Music

Dandy Development joining in

We’re rocking and rolling onto month 4 of my Musical Exploration with Children linky.  The linky live each month on the 15th, and it’s open until the end of the same month.  If you want a reminder let me know and I’ll try and prompt a few days before it goes live. Here’s last month’s linky if you […] Read more…


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