Reading Journey 2020 April

Our 2020 Reading Journey – Month 4

In case you missed my previous post, 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. Here’s our pile of books from […] Read more…

Easy Peasy DIY Cardboard Castle Doorway

Easy-Peasy DIY Castle Entrance

How are we all doing with keeping the kids entertained at home? I joined a couple of Facebook groups when the lockdown started, to get some fresh ideas on how to entertain the kids. I don’t know about you, but some of the groups I am in seem to have moved on from sharing simple […] Read more…

Rice Pudding in a Hurry

Okay, so first of all let me say, that despite referring to it as pudding in the headline, so called ‘Rice Pudding’ is not a pudding for me. In Germany, we call it ‘Milchreis’ (milk rice) and eat it as a main meal. My husband disagrees and insists it’s a dessert. We seem to have […] Read more…

April 2020 Snapshots

April Snapshots

April has been a funny old month, with everyone on lockdown. I don’t think we’ve ever spent so much time at home for such a long period of time. We have mostly been sticking to our back garden, with an occasional walk around the block. And, of course, we had to cancel our Easter trip […] Read more…

Learning Resources Coding Critters Review

Review: Coding Critters Adventures [AD]

Hey everyone, we have another review for you today from one of our favourite brands, Learning Resources, whom I mentioned them last week. They produce a fantastic range of games to help with  literacy, maths, science and more, and they kindly sent us one of their Coding Critters sets to review. Coding Critters introduce young children […] Read more…

Tuna Tomato Pasta Bake Gluten Free

Tuna & Tomato Pasta Bake

Last week, my 5 year old expressed an interest in helping to cook dinner, so I asked him what he would like to cook and he said tuna pasta. So we made this yummy tuna pasta bake together! Ingredients 400g dried pasta, e.g. penne or fusilli – we always use gluten free, but regular also […] Read more…

5th Birthday Book Haul

Mr Fox’s Birthday Book Haul

Hands up if you love a good book haul! It’s been five months since Mr Fox’s birthday, and three months since we shot this video, but I’ve finally gotten round to editing Mr Fox’s 5th birthday book haul so we can share with you the fab books that he got. If you enjoyed the video, […] Read more…

Sight Word Swat Game

Review: Sight Word Swat! Game [AD]

A couple days ago I shared some of our favourite home learning resources, and today I wanted to share a game with you that we have been sent for review, which has been helping us a lot with literacy learning for our P1. Sight Word Swat! is a high frequency words game from Learning Resources, […] Read more…

Gluten Free Coconut Almond Cake

Gluten Free Coconut & Almond Cake

Last weekend, Oskar decided he wanted to bake a cake. Of course, he announced this *after* we’d already done our weekly shop, so we raided our cupboards to see what ingredients we had available, and ended up with a coconut and almond cake. It was so tasty, it only lasted two days… Ingredients 200g unsalted […] Read more…

home learning resources

Our Favourite Home Learning Resources

I don’t know about you, but I have found the switch to home learning a huge adjustment. After the novelty of coming home with their learning packs has worn off, it’s a lot harder to motivate the boys. It’s also tricky with them being four years apart (they’re in P1 and P5) as their tasks […] Read more…

Bakugan Battle Arena

Review: Bakugan Bundle & Battle Arena [AD]

Hands up if you have any little Bakugan fans at home! I had never heard of Bakugan before, until my boys started talking about it. Bakugan Battle Brawlers is an anime show on Netflix they have been watching, and my 9 year old’s best friend had gotten some Bakugan toys for his birthday – so […] Read more…

Apricot Glazed Lamb with Garlic & Rosemary

It’s not been the Easter we had all imagined, but my husband did strike gold when he spotted a leg of lamb at our local supermarket when he was doing our essential weekly shop last week. So we ended up having a lovely Sunday roast to celebrate Easter. In case you want to treat yourself […] Read more…

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