Pirates, Plasters and a Picnic in the Park

Outdoor fun

The Summer holidays have crept up on me again this year, I just don’t know where this last term has gone. With the approaching Summer holidays comes a sad realisation for me too, things are about to change. These are my last few weeks with my boys at home together two days a week because … Read more

My #CountryKids have been enjoying the outdoors . . .


If you don’t count the odd rain shower here and there or the couple of cool, windy days at the start of last week it was mostly a beautiful week weather-wise. I was feeling particularly chilly on Wednesday but that didn’t deter Jelly Bean from playing outside. Jelly Bean loves water play and has been … Read more

Moments that mattered in 2013

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As the New Year has started I have decided to look back on the moments that mattered in 2013. Last year started with a bang for us and probably the event that will mark 2013 as a great year for us was the arrival of our cheeky little chappy Jelly Bean on 31st January. After … Read more

The den that rescued the playdate!

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Up until now Little Bean’s playdates have been pretty successful. She hasn’t had loads of them as I have either been heavily pregnant or with a new baby since Little Bean started at school but I had tried to invite friends as and when I can for her because I do worry that she isn’t … Read more

Summer Holidays 2013 – Day 9

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I can’t believe we are into the third week of the summer holidays already, it’s been a mixed bag so far. On the whole the tiddlers haven’t been too bad. I have had one or two days each week where I feel like the biggest failure ever to exist in parenthood but the rest of … Read more

Summer Holidays – Day 8

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Yesterday afternoon I received a text out of the blue from my old friend and colleague J who I *shamefully* haven’t seen in over a year. J sat in on my first interview for my first full time job when I moved to Peterborough and I worked with her for nearly two years. We struck … Read more