Sometimes as a parent we come across something so simple that our children enjoy and wonder why we’ve never thought about it before. It’s only really been this year that N’s been interested in drawing (last year he discovered colouring was fun, this year It’s drawing and writing). He’ll surprise me by getting out numerous boxes of pens, pencils and other craft bits and pieces when I least expect it. It is annoying when I walk in to find sellotape… Continue Reading “Go lifesize with paper people – kids activity”
This week’s school days has been uneventful. It’s strange because it’s been calmer but N has been much more tired than normal. Add to that a horrible dry cough that comes and goes in the evenings and night, and it’s probably all impacting him and making him tired. The one thing he’s really excited about is the his school trip in a few weeks. We’re on countdown. After School clubs Luckily N’s school do lots of lunch time clubs, so… Continue Reading “School days – after school clubs”
We’re on to week 10 of Project 365, a photo a day for a year, and this week I’ve been surprised at how many photos I’ve chosen of N. And how many fewer other photos I’ve taken. What I find is that I take loads on one day, and then very few on other days. On Sunday, N dragged his sleeping bag downstairs to build a den. I love this photo – I think he was trying to avoid having… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 10”
I don’t really accessorise that much. I certainly didn’t in the past. A pair of stud earrings (I’ve given up wearing really nice earring because I have a tendency to lose them. 2 pairs of diamond earrings lost – even having the metal detector out didn’t find the second pair lost at home somewhere) Watch (or Fitbit* currently) Handbag Occasionally a hat if it’s really cold Occasionally a necklace or bracelet if it’s a night out. But the last few years… Continue Reading “How to tie a scarf 13 ways”
I’ve found in the past that whenever I’ve wanted to buy the next size up clothes for N, I always struggle to find the size I’m after. It’s almost like the whole of our town have gone out and bought every item of clothing in that size just before I have. Sods law. But I’ve never been as exasperated as I have the last couple of weeks trying to buy swimming trunks for boys. Of course, if N was like… Continue Reading “Swimming trunks for boys – shopping nightmares”
I never thought I would take N to Peppa Pig World. But holidaying in the New Forest, I found we couldn’t really avoid it. It always helps with negotiating for places I want to visit if N gets his choice first. So a trip to Paultons Park was on the cards for half term. The timing worked really well. Paultons Park opened the season on the first day of our half term. We chose the sunniest looking day and it… Continue Reading “Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World”
I love this photo of N, taken on a walk and scoot round the park. We didn’t have much time inbetween swimming and my hair appointment, but it was just enough for a quick scoot and play in the playground. It’s his face, as he’s scooting towards me that makes me smile. Joy and a little bit of ‘no more photos’.
Another week, another end of February and that meant a busy week at school with not only pancake day and World Book Day. N has mixed views on both although anything involving food is going to win with him. Onto this week’s School Days goings on. World Book Day N loves books, he loves stories (as long as someone else is telling them to him), and he likes the activities they have around World Book Day. But dressing up doesn’t… Continue Reading “School Days – World Book Day and pancakes”