My Sunday photo

This weekend we’ve been to a family wedding.  While everyone was having their photo’s taken the children took themselves off quietly to play with flowers. The sun was shining and they happily amused themselves by running around the trees playing hide and seek and picking flowers to throw at each other as confetti. It wasRead more

How and where to find bugs and minibeasts

What is it about children and bugs?  They just love to find them, search for them, hold them and generally get mucky, messy and dirty!  It’s not a bad thing of course and is something I actively encourage. We love getting back to nature and being outdoors. The messier the better in our books becauseRead more

Funfair adventures and the curse of car troubles (again)

I can honestly say that I’ve a love/hate relationship with cars.   I love them when they are working and can get me from A to B and back again but I seriously HATE them when they go wrong.   We get by with just one car in the family these days as during theRead more

A Trip to Willows Farm

    A little while ago I took the children to Willows Farm in Colney Heath with my Mum.   Willows Farm is somewhere we have been many times before, set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside this is a lovely day out for all the family.   We actually visited during the Spring time events however withRead more

Fireworks and Sparklers

Emmy has always been fascinated by fireworks.  She loves the idea of them but hates them, they scare her silly.   She loves the colours but hates the bangs.   She is happy watching from a window. For my nephew’s 18th birthday party my Brother and Sister-in-Law threw a fireworks party,  I didn’t tell EmmyRead more

Making the most of the Winter sun #CountryKids

We may have just celebrated Christmas however the sun has been shining and with the amount of food which has been consumed recently the park was calling us.   It’s been a little while since we spend any amount of time outside due to recent illnesses so it was nice to leave the buggy atRead more

My Little Explorers on Camber Sands Beach

Last weekend we spent the weekend in a caravan for the first time.  We also visited Camber Sands for the first time.   Despite it actually being the last day of October/the first week of November we were rather lucky with the weather.   On the Saturday we went swimming in the morning then tookRead more

Project 365 – Photo Round Up Week 39

This week has been much better health wise, I finally took the Mummy knows best route and took Emmy to A&E, finally they listened and diagnosed a severe ear infection.  Antibiotics have now kicked in and she is much better and back to school. Week 39 Day 264 Pop tarts for breakfast.  With Emmy not eatingRead more

Project 365 – Photo Round Up Week 37

This week has been an emotional one for me and for Emmy, she started BIG school this week, my sidekick will now be out of the house from 9am till 3pm and I will miss her SO much.   I tried to make this week fun for us all and we managed to squeeze inRead more

Weather won’t stop play – Beach fun!

We do love a good day out.  This holidays we had been planning to meet up with Paul’s cousin and her children, they live in Canvey and Emmy loves to see them as it means a trip to the beach.   We decided to meet at Southend and get there before lunch, taking a picnicRead more