Pick pumpkins to be proud of from Millets Farm PYO

Millets farm pumpkin picking - Bubbablue and me

Sometimes children don’t want to do the activities suggested (food shopping anyone?).  But other times something sparks their imagination and they’re ready and waiting at the door to leave.  Picking a pumpkin is one of those times. I don’t really know why because we don’t go to town at Halloween at all.  But Millets Farm pick your own was something we did last year, and N obviously remembered and was keen to go again this year. I didn’t want to… Continue Reading “Pick pumpkins to be proud of from Millets Farm PYO”

Living Arrows 2017 week 42 – decisive cuts

chunk out of his hair

Notice something wrong? It seems N decided to cut his hair because it was too long.  He really didn’t want to tell me what had happened so I knew he must have cut it himself.  Eventually he told me.  I nearly laughed. He was relieved when I said most children have done it before (I omitted that it’s usually younger children though.  What’s annoying is that it’s school photo time in 2 weeks and while his hair will have grown,… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 42 – decisive cuts”

School Days – lorries and forest school

looking up - school work

Another week of school under their wings, and soon to be rolling into half term.  This week held lots of interest for N – lots of new things and interesting additions. Spellings realisation This week I wasn’t expecting great things of N’s spelling test. The previous 2 weeks he’d got 10/10, but this week the words were a lot harder, eg Egypt, pyjamas, gymnast etc, there weren’t many similarities between them.  And he’d only done 2 practices of them all… Continue Reading “School Days – lorries and forest school”

My Sunday Photo – calendula

calendula living still in the rain

The flowers in our wall always come out late. As though they’re trying to trick me. Thankfully we still have lots of colour with the orange and yellow calendula. I remember reading one of those personalised books as a child and there was a mention of calendula being the birth flower for October. Spot on for me then. I just like having pretty flowers come up year after year without me doing anything..

Project 365 2017 week 40 and 41

wooden bridge

It’s a double Project 365 this week again.  as there was just too much going on to get last week’s up.  So onto the photos. Week 40 On Sunday it was a relaxing day at home. N was out on the farm as usual. I spotted him in the garden in the afternoon blowing dandelion clocks with the puppy running round. So cute to watch them. On Monday it was back to school. It’s been a good reading week this… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 40 and 41”

How to entertain the family at Snowshill Manor and Gardens

Snowshill Manor and gardens - Bubbablue and me

I’m always looking for a chance to use our National Trust membership and haven’t been for a while. So with the agreement that we’d go out for the day for my birthday, I only had to decide which site to visit.  We’re lucky because we’re only an hour from so many places, and I decided that Snowshill Manor and Gardens should be the next place to visit. Snowshill Manor is just into Worcestershire, so was just under an hour’s drive. … Continue Reading “How to entertain the family at Snowshill Manor and Gardens”

Autumn days and traditions – enjoying outdoors

autumn days and traditions - Bubbablueandme

I love autumn days and it seems N is enjoying the autumn traditions too. Harvest festival and conkers Last week was harvest festival at school. That always means a walk back across the village green with all the children collecting conkers.  I love watching them all enjoying nature, talking about the conkers they’ve found and stuffing trouser pockets, jumpers and bags with plentiful brown bounty. Needless to say N was the last to leave which I wasn’t too worried about.… Continue Reading “Autumn days and traditions – enjoying outdoors”

Fun with 5 second rule and Staccups game review

staccups game

If Staccups doesn’t win numerous toy or game awards I’ll eat my hat (or I would if I wore one).  When I was introduced to some of the new games from University Games at Blog on Xmas, I didn’t expect to get hooked on one.  But Staccups can do that to you even if you’re not a particular fan of board games.  Following the Blog on conference, I was sent 5 Second Rule and Staccups game to review. Staccups game… Continue Reading “Fun with 5 second rule and Staccups game review”

Blogging Success – can we all have it?

Blogging success - bubbablue and me

There’s a stat that 90% of blogs started don’t make it to a full year of blogging.  Given I’m 6 (or something like that) years in, I can understand why.  Achieving blogging success can be a time suck unless you’re just writing as and when for yourself and not doing all the associated promotion that’s needed.  Unless you’re lucky enough to be discovered and become a blogging celebrity. In the last year I’ve been surprised at how many bloggers have… Continue Reading “Blogging Success – can we all have it?”