Pumpkin picking at Hatton Adventure World’s Pumpkin Week

| Days out, Halloween, Reviews

pumpkin patch directions

Until last year I’d never carved a pumpkin.  Apart from the faff of removing the pulp and seeds, I really enjoyed carving it, so was looking forward to trying something else this year.  Hatton Adventure World asked if we’d like to come to Pumpkin Week and choose our pumpkin direct from the field, so of […] Read more…

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Exploring flying with Peppa Pig Muddy Puddles jumbo jet

| Reviews, Toy reviews, Toys & Gadgets

peppa pig muddy puddle jumbo jet opening

Like many all 3 year olds, N is obsessed with Peppa Pig.  I’m not overly keen as I’m not really a big fan of character items, plus having to turn on another of our Peppa Pig recordings every 5 minutes when I’m trying to do things in another room, is a bit of a pain. […] Read more…


A month of firsts – September

| Family, Milestones

trying sushi for CSMAClub challenge

People always think that it’s the first year that children really learn lots of interesting skills.  Yes of course they do, but I realised last month, that N had gone through a massive number of firsts that month.  I think it’s just that the firsts and development aren’t always as obvious or exciting.  But that […] Read more…


Living Arrows 43 – running and playing ball

| Days out, Photography

running and playing ball on the volleyball court at Hatton Adventurre World

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Supporting knee niggles with Shock Doctor and a giveaway

| Be healthy, Competitions, Reviews

shock doctor knee compression support

Note to self…never assume the OH will play ball with timings for the purpose of review!  I was offered the chance to review a Shock Doctor knee support and as the OH at the time had had a dodgy knee for a while due to a cow kicking incident (the cow kicked him and not […] Read more…


Growing up on a farm and Autumn work

| Activities & education, Observations, On the farm

nosy sheep

Growing up on a farm can be a wonderful life.  There’s so much to experience, lots of people coming and going and of course great views and lots of outdoor life.  Especially in the summer, N is able to get outdoors after nursery and play in the garden without any effort from me, in the winter […] Read more…


Silent Sunday / My Sunday Photo

| Photography

having the changing room to yourself

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Project 365: photo a day week 43

| Family, Photography

cousins playing with John Deere gator

Another week, another round up for Project 365.  And blimey, it’s been a hard one this week. I keep looking out for textures and interesting colours but I’m finding it difficult to find things to photograph.  We were also stuck inside some of the week as N’s had chicken pox (for the second time), so […] Read more…


Bonfire Night style for children with House of Fraser

| Children's style, Reviews, Style

hunter welly socks childrens

I love it when we change seasons, not so much for myself (as none of my clothes fit and I’m still trying to lose weight to fit into all the clothes in my wardrobe), but for N.  It’s great to see all the new clothes in the shops, and I’m going to be sad next […] Read more…


Holidays in Swanage: part 2 – Geography class remembered

| Activities & education, Days out, UK holidays

portland bill lighthouse (2) c

Who says holidays can’t be educational?  Certainly not me, and I think I’m turning into my mum with the geography class as we’re on the move! When she took us on holidays in the UK, she would point out all the geographical features – rivers, meanders and oxbow lakes, dry stone walls, glacial features and […] Read more…


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