Project 365 2017 week 7 – half term fun

snowdrops at Mottisfont

It’s onto week 7 of this year’s Project 365 and half term for us. N and I went away for a few days, so there were plentiful photos to choose from. I may have taken 600+ photos across my phone and camera. Oh and not forgetting my GoPro videos (and accidental photos on there!).  They’re all downloaded to my laptop, organised and sorted out, weeding out the rubbish shots, and now just to tag them as I edit for blog… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 7 – half term fun”

Blog stats – do you need them and which do you need?

Blog stats - the essentials to know - Bubbablue and me

A couple of weeks ago I shared a post about blog stats and whether you really needed to understand and follow them to be a successful blogger.  While I love numbers and stats, generally I think bloggers worry about them too much, especially new bloggers.  I suppose that’s easy for bloggers to say when they’re seen to be a big blogger (that’s not me), or have been blogging for a while (that IS me).  But I believe you can pick… Continue Reading “Blog stats – do you need them and which do you need?”

Eating out with children in Lyndhurst New Forest

Eating out with children Lyndhurst New Forest - Bubbablue and me

I love eating out and going out and going on holiday in the UK. We usually do bed and breakfast which means eating out every night. Annoyingly, despite N being a good eater, I daren’t spend money on more adventurous cuisines in case he won’t eat them. He gripes about the indian and chinese foods at school, and his version of chicken fajitas excludes guacamole and sour cream so when we were away for a few days in the New… Continue Reading “Eating out with children in Lyndhurst New Forest”

Friends – the rules for a 6 year old boy

The friendship rules of a 6 year old - Bubbablue and me

Boys are a law unto themselves.  N definitely knows his own mind and he’s gone through life so far, being easy going. So easy going about everything including friends. I find watching him develop and his friendships change really interesting. I so should have been an anthropologist watching people!  He’s always got on well with people.  Probably because he’s pretty even tempered, adapts pretty well and is usually happy to be led. I despaired in the past, because I worried… Continue Reading “Friends – the rules for a 6 year old boy”

Living Arrows 2017 week 7 – blowing bubbles

N has always struggled with blowing bubbles from old fashioned bubbles tubes.  This contraption was in his stocking from Father Christmas. All it needs is a wipe of the bubble solution on the end where there are lots of little holes. It creates tonnes of small bubbles in a non stop stream.  N loves it, me less so.  Yes he can blow lots of bubbles, but those damn little bubbles aren’t ones that pop. They’re a funny glue-y bubble that… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 7 – blowing bubbles”

School Days linky – Robinson Crusoe and spellings

reading books the two bears

Wow, we’re into half term already.  I know many of you aren’t yet, so the #SchoolDays linky will be open for a couple of weeks to capture everyone’s ends of term.  Hopefully those who’re off this week have some nice things planned. This last week of term whizzed by and I think N was surprised by it as well. VIP again Yes, N was VIP again. I think it might have been due to good focused work, but N wasn’t… Continue Reading “School Days linky – Robinson Crusoe and spellings”

My Sunday Photo – lone icicle

icicle off the roof

It’s been really chilly this week, and it culminated in me spotting this lone icicle hanging next to the bedroom window. Of course I didn’t have my big camera, only my phone. But given I had to bend my arm holding the phone out of the window in an uncomfortable position, I didn’t mind. Thankfully my phone camera is pretty good and I could get in the trees in the icicle.

Project 365 2017 week 6 – raindrops and blankets

checking out the fish and chip shop

It’s week 6 of Project 365, and things are looking up for photography taking. Yes, leaving work at 5 now sees it still light.  Added to that, N actually let me take some photos so I’ve had quite a lot of him to choose from this week. On Sunday it was a wet day, and I spent a bit of time taking water droplets photos on weeds and the car. I love the car’s reflection in these ones. On Monday… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 6 – raindrops and blankets”

How to get your child to talk about their day

Grinning and ready to chat about school

I love having a chatty son. N loves to talk (I wonder where he gets that from), although he does pick his moments. Sometimes he’ll be quiet and focused, other times he’ll witter on about nothing. Sometimes I tune it out (naughty mummy) although he does usually notice and pulls me up on it. But there’s always one thing that parents want to know about and not all children are forthcoming about sharing. Their school day (or their day at… Continue Reading “How to get your child to talk about their day”