Salt Dough Autumn Leaves

We have a vase with branches on the dresser in our hall, that I like to decorate for the different seasons. At Easter we had little eggs hanging in it, and over the summer our clothes peg dragon flies that we crafted. But it was time for a change for the Autumn, before the Christmas […] Read more…

Reading Journey 2020 books we read in September

Our 2020 Reading Journey – Month 9

As I mentioned in my post from earlier this year, I decided that this year I would record all the books my 5 year old and I read together. I’ve been snapping a quick picture of all the books from each day, and collecting them in an album over on my blog’s Facebook page – and now […] Read more…

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

The first pumpkins have started appearing in the shops, which means an excuse to bake pumpkin pie! This is actually a recipe I have shared before on my previous blog, but it’s so good I thought it needed sharing again. And now, if you have to eat gluten free you don’t need to miss out […] Read more…

Foraged Apple & Bramble Crumble

For the past couple of years, we’ve visited a ‘pick your own’ farm in Autumn to go apple picking. This year, with everything needing booked in advance and a long bus ride with masks not sounding very appealing, a family friend of ours took us to a nearby public orchard instead – it was less […] Read more…

Jupiter Artland Sculpture Park

Museum Monday has been on a bit of a break since the beginning lockdown in Spring, with most cultural institutions closed and all travel plans put on hold. But as things slowly started to open up again, we embarked on a series of socially distanced local day trips, which we now love to share with […] Read more…

Our 2020 Reading Journey – Month 8

As I mentioned in my post from earlier this year, I decided that this year I would record all the books my 5 year old and I read together. I’ve been snapping a quick picture of all the books from each day, and collecting them in an album over on my blog’s Facebook page. I’m a bit […] Read more…

Kids Books Bingo - a book that makes you laugh

#KidsBooksBingo 2020: Books That Make Us Laugh

This summer, I have been hosting a reading challenge together with my lovely friend Amanda who runs the online children’s book store Books & Pieces. For the second year in a row, we are running a #KidsBooksBingo! Check out my previous post if you missed the introduction about the #KidsBooksBingo. You can also download a copy of […] Read more…

Shiny Penny Experiment

Shiny Penny Experiment

We’re back with our final summer camp science session today (though we may share some more science experiments later in the year). If you missed the introduction I recommend you go back and read it as it includes some general tips for all our science sessions. This week we have another experiment that’s super simple to […] Read more…

Fossil Cookies Recipe

Fossil Cookies

We have a really fun cooking challenge for you this week. My 5 yr old and I made these fossil cookies together a couple of weeks ago, and it was really fun – and yummy too! As before – and I always tell me children this – first read the whole recipe through from start […] Read more…

Kids Books Bingo - books about monsters

#KidsBooksBingo 2020: Books About Monsters

This summer, I am hosting a reading challenge together with my lovely friend Amanda who runs the online children’s book store Books & Pieces. For the second year in a row, we are running a #KidsBooksBingo! Check out my previous post if you missed the introduction about the #KidsBooksBingo. You can also download a copy of the bingo […] Read more…

Floating Egg Experiment

Floating Egg Experiment

We’re back with another summer camp science session today. If you missed the introduction I recommend you go back and read it as it includes some general tips for all our science sessions. This week we have another experiment that’s really easy to do and only requires a few simple items from around your kitchen. Here’s what you […] Read more…

Rockpool Game Review

Review: Rockpool Board Game [AD]

Today we have another game review for you, the last in the bundle we were sent by Gibsons at the start of the summer holidays. The game is based around a rock pool theme, which is perfect for summer. Disclosure: We were sent a free copy of Rockpool for review. All opinions are our own. What’s in […] Read more…

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