Project 365 2017 week 24

ready to go on the quadbike

We’re rapidly approaching midsummer and halfway through this year’s Project 365. And unbelievably only a few weeks left of year 1 at school.  Here’s this week’s photos. On Sunday, N was out on the farm as usual, but came back in the afternoon to have a ride on his quad bike, along with his cousin. I’m pleased to see the helmet’s making more of an appearance. On Monday N came back from tennis (hence the oversized school PE shorts), and… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 24”

Tortilla desserts – alternative uses for tortillas

Quick fruity tortilla desserts - Bubbablue and me

Anyone else have family who don’t get that excited about you trying different recipes?  The OH isn’t a great fan of my new recipes, but sometimes you just have to try them, and they turn out well or not.  For summer I hate being stuck in the kitchen cooking hot puddings, so we tend to have a lot of strawberries and ice cream, eton mess, quick easy fruit tarts etc.  But I had some stand and stuff tortillas and thought… Continue Reading “Tortilla desserts – alternative uses for tortillas”

Trams and the Imperial War Museum in Manchester

Manchester imperial war museum day out - Bubbablue and me

I love city breaks although they’re not always conducive to children unless they’re fairly open to trying new things and doing museums. But when we visited my best friend who’s 8 months pregnant, I didn’t expect we’d be heading out further than a nip to the park. I managed to offload 2 huge bags of hand-me-down clothes to my godson, and after a brief catch up we decided to head out to Media City where there was a makers market… Continue Reading “Trams and the Imperial War Museum in Manchester”

Living Arrows – post tennis play

Living Arrows 2017 week 24 post tennis park break

This week’s living arrows shot was taken after tennis.  They’d had a good session, N had been partnered with a friend from school who also doesn’t spend the lesson mucking around like most of the other boys, so he was happy they were doing the drills properly. But afterwards, I have to get him out without him running off to the playground next to the tennis courts. The week I failed and he was off straight after being released from… Continue Reading “Living Arrows – post tennis play”

Tops tips – preparing to move house

moving boxes

This is a collaborative post Nowadays most people don’t stay living in the same house forever. I’ve moved many times over the years since finishing uni, but much to N’s disappointment, it’s likely he’ll not get to move house before he’s an adult. You can’t just move a farm! But for those who do move, moving to a new home is an exciting yet stressful time in life. While you’re getting ready to embark on a new adventure, you want… Continue Reading “Tops tips – preparing to move house”

School days – Learner of the week

Thoughtful boy

The first week back after half term and it’s been full pelt. N’s been staying up later than normal so we’ve had less school based conversations before bed. He’s mostly had a lot of questions about the older children’s school trip where they’ve been away for the week. Learner of the week and VIP As usual, the reason for N’s VIP sticker this week was a bit of a mystery.  He was awarded it by the PGCE teacher in his… Continue Reading “School days – Learner of the week”

Project 365 2017 week 23

Lego card sorting out

It’s week 23 of Project 365.  Despite it being summer the weather has been so up and down, I’ve not been out much during the week to take photos.  Apart from flowers, I’m not finding much inspiration. The whole instagram engagement thing has put me off a bit – just not feeling like taking photos, and then not having any I want to share. Plus of course, when engagement drops to half, it feels like there’s no point sharing them.… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 23”

Ultimate tips to encourage imagination for kids to write

Encourage imagination in kids for writing - Bubbablue and me (1)

When I was a child I always struggled with my lack of imagination. I read lots but if I was tasked with writing a poem or story and I would find it really hard. I’d clam up and not know how to start.  My teachers never really helped with how to improve. I just always thought I had no imagination. But now N says the same thing that I used to feel.  He’s got the actual writing part sorted he… Continue Reading “Ultimate tips to encourage imagination for kids to write”