School Days – half term run up

after school brushing and sweeping up outside

It feels like we’ve only just had the Easter holidays, but we’re already broken up for half term. Only another 6 ish weeks and it’ll be the summer holidays, and we’ll be off camping again.  Only another few weeks for N to be in year 1! Supply teachers This week N’s class 2 teacher was on a course for a couple of days, so they had a supply teacher in. According to N, Mrs W was very strict but nice… Continue Reading “School Days – half term run up”

Project 365 2017 week 21

summer birkenstocks and picnic blankets

It’s week 21 of Project 365, and it’s been wonderful weather all week.  Unfortunately work got in the way of enjoying it, but we have been making the most of it in the evenings. Here’s this week’s photos: On Sunday, despite the warm weather N insisted on wearing his jumper.  His favourite activity this week has been weeding each evening. Our garden does need a lot of weeding, but we weren’t making a dent in it. It was lovely to… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 21”

Enjoying natural play at Anglesey Abbey and Gardens

Natural play at Anglesey Abbey and gardens - Bubbablue and me

We’ve pretty much been to every National Trust property near us, but holidays mean there’s more opportunity to explore and discover new places. Many appear on other blogs I’ve read, but on our way home from Norfolk, I wanted to stop off to break up the journey and make the most of our membership.  A random place I spotted was Anglesey Abbey and Gardens, so off we headed. I wasn’t sure what to expect when we arrived, but it turned… Continue Reading “Enjoying natural play at Anglesey Abbey and Gardens”

Weird food combinations that taste great

Weird food combinations that taste great - Bubbablue and me

I admit, I love food.  Plain food, not fussy posh restaurant food. Good simple meals, good quality food, with too much sweet stuff.  It’s my failing.  (I do have some food vices as well, but we’ll pass over that quickly) Recently I’ve noticed a lot of friends eating ‘strange’ food combinations for snacks or meals.  And it got me thinking about the odd mix of flavours that I like. Hence the weird food combinations post.  Because everyone has something a… Continue Reading “Weird food combinations that taste great”

St Nicholas Park adventures in Warwick

St Nicholas Park Warwick - Bubbablue and me

As proven with numerous posts in the past, we love a good park.  N would be happy just going on the farm and cycling or scooting in parks for the rest of the year if given the chance.  But it’s often hard to persuade him to leave the good old (fairly limited) regulars in town.  So when I suggested trying out St Nicholas Park in Warwick, he wasn’t buying it.  He wanted to go back to Ryton Pools Country Park.… Continue Reading “St Nicholas Park adventures in Warwick”

School days – reading, singing and forgetting names

My Sunday Photo - shooting arrows

This week’s School Days post is a day later than normal thanks to a killer headache yesterday which wiped me out for the day.  Last week was one of those school weeks where plenty was good, but there were also a few irritations. I’ve found as the year’s gone by my annoyances have increased, mostly to do with N still being stuck down with Class 1 and them still not having been moved up.  Now I’ve pretty much given up… Continue Reading “School days – reading, singing and forgetting names”

Living Arrows 2017 week 21 – looking up

Living Arrows 2017 week 21 - looking up

A day spent in St Nicholas’ Park playing mini golf, going on fair rides, the playground and riding his bike. I’d say that was a pretty much perfect day for a 6 year old boy. This shot I’ve chosen for living arrows this week, was when N was on a little netted ’roundabout’ swing. He still looks really young here, despite his huge front teeth!  I’m predicting he’ll be like me and need a tooth or two out, and a… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 21 – looking up”

My Sunday Photo – shooting arrows

My Sunday Photo - shooting arrows

N loves to play outside, and this crossbow and arrow set are his top toy at the moment. Mostly because the arrows fly so far and fast and he can see how high he can send them.  So far, one is lost on next door’s roof and a second is in next door’s garden. I’m hoping it gets thrown back over before their dogs get to it. So one left. Hopefully the others will be retrieved soon. (*Affiliate link –… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – shooting arrows”

Project 365 2017 week 20

peach gerbera

Week 20 of project 365, and I’ve been taking really random shots this week, mainly because I’ve known that I’ve not got interesting things happening to take photos of. On Sunday we went to St Nicholas Park in Warwick and had a great time exploring and playing. This was N on the net swing thing – although as soon as he got on it, other kids turned up to climb on and push him which he didn’t like so he… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 20”