• Postcard from . . . a walk in the fields

    For the first time since the snow a week ago I took Bramble for a walk across the fields. I try to change up our walks and go to different places so it keeps it interesting for Bramble and for me. As we walked across the fields I was surprised to come along this sight […]

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  • Surviving Snow Day School Closures (just)

    Today we are on Snow Day number 2 and have just been told that our schools will be closed tomorrow too. Obviously for the children this was met with many whoops of joy, for me it’s mixed emotions. I love the opportunity to spend more time with the children but working from home means that […]

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  • Snow Business 1

    Snow Business

    As The Snowman and The Snowdog flurries onto DVD and Blu-ray™ for the first time this winter, we take a look at the history of our cold companions American journalist Bob Eckstein is so intrigued by snowmen that he has devoted his life to becoming the world’s leading expert. Now to mark to launch of […]

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  • 019/365-2013 – Snow and Africa in one day . . . 3

    019/365-2013 – Snow and Africa in one day . . .

    This morning the children have spent the morning playing outside in the snow with the neighbours’ children and then with Daddy. They have built snowmen, had snowball fights, bounced on the trampoline and played until they could feel their fingers no more. One by one they each came in complaining of cold hands and feet. […]

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  • Don’t let the snow spoil your fun! 5

    Don’t let the snow spoil your fun!

    Some people really don’t like the snow and prefer to stay at home in the warm but depending on how long the snow lasts that can bring about it’s own problems. I hate being confined to the house for too long, I get ‘cabin fever’, I can’t bear to sit and watch daytime TV, I […]

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  • 018/365-2013 – Substitute for sand? 6

    018/365-2013 – Substitute for sand?

    The day began really clear, no frost and pretty dry, then within a few hours the snow had filled up the garden again ready for the tiddlers to get out and enjoy it when we had picked Little Bean up from school. The first thing she said when she got in the car was “can […]

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