Living Arrows 2015 week 16 – a public footpath walk

Measuring height of the rape seed crops

I can’t remember the last time I walked down a public footpath across a field.  We do have a key historical one across our land, but haven’t walked along our fields for a while, and I’ve never taken N specifically on a walk along one.  I think that might need to change. I love seeing the yellow patchwork fields against the green and brown at the moment, and I wanted to get some photos of them.  So I dragged N… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2015 week 16 – a public footpath walk”

Spring cleaning tips for those who hate cleaning

spring cleaning tips for those who hate it - Bubbablueandme

I hate cleaning. There, I’ve admitted it.  Although most people who know me would know that anyway, given the amount of time I like to spend out and about at weekends.  Anything to avoid having to spend time cleaning. When I first moved in with the OH, we had an agreement that he would do bathrooms and bins (mostly because we had a lodger and I’m not clearing up after someone else), and I’d do floors, hovering, clothes washing and… Continue Reading “Spring cleaning tips for those who hate cleaning”

How to break breakfast rules with Belvita

Belvita for a work breakfast - bubbablueandme

There’s nothing like breakfast to set you up for the day, so I was keen to share my thoughts in this post which has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. #CollectiveBias. I’m a big breakfast eater.  Even if it’s only a piece of fruit at the weekends, during the working week I always need to have a decent breakfast in an attempt to get me through to lunch time.  The OH always thinks I’m obsessed with food… Continue Reading “How to break breakfast rules with Belvita”

Project 365 2015 week 16

magnolia tree blossom

The lovely weather has continued into this week, and it really does make an impact on my photography.  It’s noticeable because I get lots more outdoor photos thanks to generally getting outside after work and nursery, and just pottering at home.  Even if we’re doing chores on weekends, I still seem to manage getting slightly more interesting photo possibilities for Project 365.  We’re into week 16 now, and I’m now on the look out for fabulous flowers and plants –… Continue Reading “Project 365 2015 week 16″

The gruesome rule of birth according to a 4 year old

I love having a four year old.  Three was pretty good too, but N was more of a watcher and general chatterer then.  He didn’t really question and challenge like he does now.  At nursery parents evening last night, they also mentioned how he was more interested in finding out, learning and asking questions than previously. I love that he’s now showing more interest in the world around him, and questioning.  Even if it does mean a lot of ‘why?’s.… Continue Reading “The gruesome rule of birth according to a 4 year old”

Music Exploration with children 13 – classical music

musical exploration badge

I hadn’t even twigged that last month was a year since I started our music exploration.  I’m not sure what I’d planned had quite happened, but N has certainly been exposed to different types of music. And he’s enjoying a lot more than just ACDC which is what the aim was. We’ve enjoyed rock, pop, jazz, classical, country, Disney and more.  This month has mostly been all about classical music courtesy of Classic FM’s Hall of Fame over Easter. Listening… Continue Reading “Music Exploration with children 13 – classical music”

Truly or Clearly Scrumptious fruit snacks and giveaway

Scrumptious dried fruit range

N is a snacker.  He obviously takes after me because I graze throughout the day too, something that his dad definitely doesn’t do.  But N would eat from breakfast through to tea given half the chance.  So I do like to have a selection of snacks available just in case.  When we’re out and about, I need snacks that are easy to carry, don’t need lots of little pots, but can just fit easily in whatever bag I have with… Continue Reading “Truly or Clearly Scrumptious fruit snacks and giveaway”

Fun and games at House of Marbles

Visiting House of Marbles for fun, play, games and history - Bubbablue and me

I’ve written a few Devon holiday posts, although I got a bit waylaid in writing up the rest.  But today I wanted to share one of the best days of the holiday…the last day.  When I was flicking through all the leaflets in the hotel, I’d spotted the House of Marbles.  I’d checked out where it was on the map, and decided we’d be going to visit one day.  And then realised that in Devon, although places aren’t far away,… Continue Reading “Fun and games at House of Marbles”

Living Arrows 2015 week 15

transporting the rubbish to the bins

N loves to be outside, so much so that even a boring chore like doing the bins is something he likes to help with. Our wheelie bins are at the bottom of the drive, and even though the bins are the OH’s job in the house, I’m always the one who ends up doing them.  So it’s a Sunday morning job for us to take down the bin bag and any bags of recycling and boxes.  This week took 2… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2015 week 15″