Celebrating Hover Week With Flymo

AD | Gifted item Over the past couple of months while we have been spending a lot more time at home our garden has been a real special place for us. Without it, we would definitely not be doing as well as we are right now. Living in a small town means that we don’t have many options for long walks or places to explore and it can really feel like we are stuck at home sometimes. I know how lucky we are to have a great outdoor space to call our own but sometimes it isn’t the easiest to

Easy Ways to Make Your Backyard More Fun for Kids

AD | Collaborative post Are you staying cooped up at home this year? While you might like the break from work and traffic, your kids are probably getting more bored by the second. So how can you keep them busy and active in your backyard? Here are some ideas that will make your outdoor space fun and kid-friendly.  Add a sandbox to your space No matter how young your kids are, they will love some sand play. Even toddlers as young as 1yo will enjoy digging their toes in the sand, squishing it with their little hands and digging holes

2020 Summer Garden Plans

A month ago I think I might have been writing a very different post. However, the current situation means that things have changed somewhat. At the beginning of the year I wrote about the plans I had for the year ahead; the things I wanted to get done around the house. The garden has become a bit of a sanctuary for us at the moment, being one of the only places we can go to get some fresh air and to escape the house. Now that I’ve spent a bit of time out there, which I hadn’t done since last

Helping In The Garden With The Casdon Flymo

AD | Gifted  It was only a couple of months ago now that Erin really got to watch John mowing the lawn in our back garden for the first time. I think we’ve either kept her inside before now or done it while she was having a nap. Erin was absolutely fascinated though and she really wanted to help. Of course, it was a bit dangerous for her so I knew she would love the Casdon Flymo that we were sent recently. The Casdon Flymo comes in three really easy to put together parts, the main mower part and two

Exploring Nature With The GeoSafari Jr. Critter Habitat

AD | Gifted item As a child I don’t remember being very outdoorsy. I know that I definitely didn’t like any kind of creature or bug and I probably would have run a mile before actually picking one up or touching it. I know that’s really not a good way to be though and from a very young age we have encouraged Erin to embrace all there is about the outdoors. To help Erin get even more involved and interested in the great outdoors we were recently sent the GeoSafari Jr. Critter Habitat from Learning Resources. Often when we are out

Mud & Bloom Subscription Box Review

AD | Gifted item We are very lucky to have a large back garden and when the weather is nice, we are out there as much as possible. With the help of the nursery she goes to, Erin is becoming really interested in nature. She loves to look for bugs and the garden and we’re always talking about what flowers and plants we can see when we’re out and about. I have to be honest and say that I’m really not very good at outdoor activities and I sometimes struggle with thinking of things to do with Erin. We were

5 Family Friendly Garden Features

AD | Collaborative post When we moved into our house nearly 5 years ago we had a lot of work to do. The previous owners had left the back garden in a huge mess and while we did some extensive work to get it in a usable condition, there’s still a lot we need to do. We managed to clear the whole garden, have it levelled off and add some decking and turf but it’s still a pretty plain and boring area. We’re now looking to change things up a bit but we also have to take into account that

Spring Activities for Families

AD | Collaborative post We’re right in the heart of spring now, and might even be able to start thinking about the summer before too long. But for now, it’s time to savour the spring weather, with all its ups and downs, and have some fun as a family. Let’s take a look at all the best activities you can enjoy with your little ones at this time of year: Gardening Kids love to finally get outdoors after spending the cold winter months cooped up, and spring is the perfect time to head into the garden and start having some