I’ve been trying for years to get N to appreciate music other than rock, and it’s not been an easy task. I still don’t think the appreciation is necessarily there – he still moans on the rare occasion when I put on classical music. But he’s been learning and taking in lots about musicians through … Read More about Inspiring teachers who make music fun
Forget whale song or white noise. Did you know you can find camping sounds on Youtube? We love camping, but like anything where you’re sleeping elsewhere, there’s always sounds to get used to, good and bad. The noises of camping will depend on where you’re camping. At home for us, it’s all about cattle, sheepdogs … Read More about Camping sounds – the best and the worst
The penultimate week of school and of course it’s been a busy one. It’s week 28 of Project 52. On Sunday I went to Waddesdon Manor to their Summer Fest. It was a lovely warm day once the cloud disappeared, and plenty to see and do. While I was out, N was having a water … Read More about Project 52 2019 week 28 – aviary
Summer is festival season, and this year Waddesdon Manor’s Feast has become Summer Fest. We didn’t make it there last year, but I booked for this time – a bit disappointing that as National Trust members the ‘discounted price’ was the same as the advanced ticket price for everyone else too. N also refused to … Read More about Summer Fest at Waddesdon Manor
It’s not often I write a craft post – mostly because any ideas I have for crafts don’t work. Or they’re sitting in my drafts list for ages because the post is ready but I’ve no photos of what I’ve made before. But on a recent trip to Summer Fest at Waddesdon Manor, the family … Read More about Upcycling old nail varnish for nail polish crafts
Some children are so obviously like one or the other of their parents, they really are ‘mini me’s’. When I was growing up people often said I was like my mum, but she and people who’d known my dad, always said I was more like him in mannerisms. Even though my colouring was more like … Read More about My mini me – who is your child like?