March Madness that is all I can say – I have managed to complete a course I did not even know I was going to do a few weeks ago and I have managed to keep the family afloat – food, rest and activities wise. I was basking in the glory of being so organised when I suddenly realised WE LOVE WEEKENDS! Arghh so March Madness has stru [...]
Poppins Book Nook is a collaboration of worldwide bloggers who are going to explore different books for a whole year! Peakles and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate World Book Day 2014 to start a whole series on books and reading! With the Poppins Book Nook there is a monthly theme and each blogger will select a book or books and e [...]
Homemade wrapping paper can be fun to make, stylish and relatively cheap. We recently made a selection of wrapping papers and it was surprisingly easy to do too!
Printed wrapping papers
Peakles was enjoying playing with the paints and the sponge printers so much recently that she wanted to carry on printing after we had finished our initial [...]
A painted flower or plant pot is a brilliant way of making a lovely gift that costs very little and is a fun way to spend an afternoon too!
A trio of painted plant pots
First we took some terracotta plant pots and plant pot holders and covered them with PVA glue – this would seal the pots and stop the poster paint from getting wiped off [...]
Wallington Hall and its beautiful gardens are a firm favourite with Peakles and I. We love to explore the areas surrounding this wonderful National Trust site based in the North East of England. As the weather has been very wet and cold in the UK it has often felt like we have not been able to get out and about as much as usual. This all c [...]
We Love Weekends is here already – where did the time go? It is half term here in the UK and what a week it has been – we have been very busy but I have had little time to write – so plenty of posts coming next week! We have been out and about, braved the weather, fed the birds, sorted out clothes for recycling, painted, d [...]
Beads and buttons are tactile objects that Peakles really enjoys playing and crafting with. She likes sorting them into colours and sizes, she likes threading them onto strings and she likes adding them to pictures for colour and texture. Peakles likes playing with my button box and loves to shake it, making lots of noise!
Playing with the [...]
Mardi Gras Carnival Masks were featured in some books we looked at recently. Carnivals are festivals that are full of colour, costumes and lots of music!
Mardi Gras Carnival
We had found these books at our local library which were very interesting. One of our favourites was ‘Mardi Gras and Carnival (Celebrations in my World)’ wh [...]
Valentine’s Day is here again and Peakles has been very excited! She has made biscuits at Nursery, she has made cards and heart prints for her new bedroom.
three heart prints
But the best Valentine she could have given me today was when she flung her arms around me this morning and whispered in my ear “I love you Mummy more than [...]