Before lockdown, we were expecting to spend part of the Easter holidays in a caravan by the sea. The kids were pretty disappointed to be missing their holiday so we decided to recreate the fun of a holiday at home by putting the tent up in our back garden. Here’s how we got on when […]
Fun with Older Children - Activities, Toys and Days Out
I have to admit, I find my children much more fun now that they are older. The places we can take them are more fun and they finally enjoy a board game!
In this section you’ll find posts about toys, activities and a few reviews of places we’ve visited.
Generally, I’ve coped pretty well with lockdown so far. As an introvert, I’m not that keen on going out anyway and my beloved colour coded schedule has helped me manage working from home while home schooling the kids. What I am dreading however, is the school holidays. At 7 and 9, my kids are too […]
If you thought your younger child only played with a limited amount of their toys, wait until they reach school age. Don’t get me wrong, they still beg for latest thing they’ve seen on a TV ad, the novelty when they get it just seems to last even less time. My children are 7 and […]
If you’ve read much of my blog before, you’ll know that my aim is toy minimalism. While my cleaning standards are pretty rubbish, I hate clutter and find excessive possessions a bit of a psychological burden. Thanks to well meaning family, whole class birthday parties and grandparents who like to take them to the charity shop, […]
Ah the play date (or playdate? Not sure). Without doubt a modern term, invented to describe how we allow our children to socialise now that we don’t just kick them out in the morning with instructions to be home for dinner. Nowadays parenting involves carefully curating our children’s social lives with “play dates” booked in […]