Preparing For Reception With Wonderbly’s Personalised Books

AD | Gifted This year is a pretty big year for Erin as she is due to start Reception in September. Although she has been going to nursery since she was 2, and has been to 2 very different nurseries, I feel like Reception is something else altogether though and this is where things really start to change for Erin. As we’ve been in lockdown now for around 11 weeks Erin has been really out of touch with the things she is used to normally. She hasn’t been around children her own age, she hasn’t had to deal with teachers

Construction Site Tuff Tray

Post contains affiliate links (marked with *) Today I’m bringing you another really easy Tuff Tray* idea with things you might have laying around the house and garden. I don’t like to spend loads of money on new items or complicated set ups so I always like to use things we already have to hand. This is how we put together a simple Construction Site Tuff Tray. What you’ll need: Construction vehicles* Construction signs Black paper and white chalk (for the road) Building materials (we used mud, grass, cornflakes, red lentils, rice crispies, sand and small stones) On the morning I

Children’s Book Review: Hugo

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *)  This week’s children’s book review is all about Hugo by Atinuke. The book was published by Walker Books and it can be purchased on Amazon*. A Parisian pigeon passionate about people makes a new friend – with gentle themes of community and inclusivity. Hugo the pigeon has an important job. He looks after the park and everyone who lives there. Everyone except for the Somebody whose curtains are never open. But one day, Hugo is so busy doing his showing-off dance that he doesn’t see the dog approaching …

A Walk Along The North Walsham and Dilham Canal

We have lived in this town for around 7 years now and we really don’t know much about our local area. Being non-drivers means that we’re a  bit stuck with where we can go without the help of public transport. However, being at home for the last 9 weeks has meant that we needed to explore a bit more so that we didn’t go stir crazy. With the help of some Facebook groups, we realised that there are two sets of woods within walking distance and also a canal. It’s quite bad really that we’ve lived here for this long

The Overwhelm Of Planning A Disney Holiday

Back in February we decided to start planning a trip to Disneyland Paris for August 2021. Looking back, had we known about COVID-19 and what was going to happen, I probably would have put off booking. However, we can’t go back now but I wanted to write about our experience. At the time I thought it would be easy to pick when we wanted to go and where we wanted to stay. I should have known better really. It wasn’t that easy at all! To start with, there are so many options for hotels. The official Disney hotels are close

Husband I Love You, But You Drive Me Mad

When John and I first got together I lived in Nottingham while he lived in Norfolk. Aside from the summer I lived with him, we pretty much had a long distance relationship until I graduated. For the first year or so we lived in a really small two bedroom flat. Without that spare room I think I would have killed him. We needed that spare bedroom so that we could have our own space if we needed it (and we did). When we purchased our house we made sure we would have more than enough space. In fact, we bought

Experiments With Water Tuff Tray

Post contains affiliate links (marked with *) When we first got the Tuff Tray* I didn’t really know what to do with it. Honestly, I think I was a bit overwhelmed by seeing all of these Instagram perfect trays. I am really not all that creative and I also didn’t want to spend loads of money on really cool and interesting accessories. So, recently I put together a really easy Tuff Tray for Erin based on her favourite subject; Science! What you’ll need: Empty plastic bottles Food colouring Water Science equipment (such as beakers, test tubes etc.) Spoons Any additional

Learning Resources Steggy The Fine Motor Dino Review

AD | Gifted item Children spending more and more time at home recently and we don’t really know when everyone will be back at schools. I think we are all doing our best when it comes to homeschooling but without being a teacher, it can be hard to know what children might enjoy and what they will learn the best from. Learning Resources luckily have so many different fun ways for children to learn and one of them is Steggy The Fine Motor Dino.  Steggy is a super cute dinosaur that is aimed at children from age 18 months. Of course,