Music Exploration with children linky 7

| Activities & education, Music

musical exploration badge

It’s month 7 of my Music Exploration with children linky, so hopefully you’re getting inspired on getting your children introduced to music early on. The linky’s open from 15th (ok, so I’m a day late this month) and closes at the end of the month.  So plenty of time to link up any posts which […] Read more…


A first family holiday

| Days out, Family

Family photo on Studland beach

Fanfare….after almost 4 years, we’ve had our first family holiday. This might not sound like much, because after all lots of people don’t get to go on holiday due to money, illness, or any other reason.  But in our life it’s a really important thing. The OH used to go on holiday, under duress mostly, […] Read more…


Technical toddler swimming

| Activities & education, Swimming

swimming boy

It feels like we’re on a real roll at the moment with N’s swimming.  He’s really enjoying it, and even though there’s certain things he still moans about doing, he will eventually give them a go…if it is only the once. I can’t believe how technical the strokes are being taught, even though the children […] Read more…


Childhood creativity in an ‘uncreative’ family

| Activities & education, Toys & Gadgets

layering playdoh

I’ve never thought of myself as creative – as a grown up I’ve done card and jewellery making. My strength is an eye for colour and placement rather than innovation. Having N, I try to encourage creativity. I want to see him enjoying his childhood creativity, and to continue for as long as possible.  His imagination is […] Read more…


Project 365 – photo a day week 41

| Days out, Photography

balloons and flowers in Banbury

This week’s project 365 has week 41 and a day, as I was missing last Saturday’s photo. It’s been a beachy week as we’ve been on our first family holiday since I was pregnant.  So expect lots of seaside day visit posts over the next week or so. Saturday (week 40), we had to head […] Read more…


Messing about on the river…oops, canal

| Days out

canal boat reflections

It feels like it was such a long time ago, but it was only last weekend.  Yes, it was the time of year for Banbury Canal Day.  The last couple of years have been wonderful weather and great fun, so nothing was going to stop us going away. As last year we didn’t get to […] Read more…


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