Gift ideas for kids age 5 to 11 years to take to parties

Gift ideas for 5-11 year olds to take to parties - Bubbablue and me

As soon as children start school, the birthday invitations begin.  They always seem to come in clusters as well, starting at larger parties, then gradually as children move through the school, they get smaller.  It’s hard deciding what to buy your own children for birthdays or Christmas but so much harder trying to work out what your children’s friends like or might want. If I don’t know the child, then I’ll always ask N what the birthday child enjoys. Things… Continue Reading “Gift ideas for kids age 5 to 11 years to take to parties”

When Father Christmas comes to call – ideal stocking fillers

ideal christmas stocking gifts

I love Christmas, but nowadays it’s more about the preparation and choosing presents.  Mostly because the day itself is always a disappointment because the last few years the rest of the OH’s family go off elsewhere and it just ends up being us and my brother.  The OH has to then work (and doesn’t care about Christmas).  My brother’s not keen on it, but will at least be a bit more jolly. I’m hoping to get the in laws to… Continue Reading “When Father Christmas comes to call – ideal stocking fillers”

Present ideas by a 3 year old

two boys water play

N loves his youngest cousin.  They’re probably best friends aside from having best friends at nursery and school, even though there’s a couple of years age difference.  At the moment it’s the biggest gap as his cousin’s about to turn 6, while N won’t be 4 until January. Sometimes when I watch them play together I do see the cousin looking at N and wondering why he’s not understanding what the game that’s been suggested.  But although the cousin’s now grown… Continue Reading “Present ideas by a 3 year old”