Author: Mel Bridge

I am a home educating mother of four creative, unruly, spirited, marvellous children who want desperately to be free! Elizabeth has High Functioning Autism, she is 9 years old. Imogen is 8, Leon is 5 and Oona is just 1 year old. I have been happily married to Paul for almost 10 years!

Gazillion Bubbles!

This week we received a wonderful giant bubble wand from Gazillion bubbles to test out.   It was perfect timing because as you can see from the state of my house behind Imogen we had family over this weekend. It was Elizabeth and Leon’s birthdays and everyone came over with gifts and to watch them blow their candles out. It… Read more →

Ravensburger puzzle fun

This week we were lucky, Oona was selected to receive and review a super cute new puzzle from Ravensburger. There are four puzzles in the box and it is absolutely perfect for Oona who is doing lots of sorting and building at the moment. She loves stacking, threading, building and jigsawing! This particular one is designed by Rachel Ellen Designs.… Read more →

Advent Day 18

Sheesh it’s been noisy here this morning! The ox today. Imogen’s turn. And whoopee cushions!! Imogen didn’t want to be on the picture today. Look at my living room. What a tip! I think today is a tidy up day and I might force everyone to watch Die Hard after Oona is in bed.  And maybe roast chicken for tea… Read more →

Advent Days 16 and 17

Ooopsie! It’s busy busy here! Today is 17th and they forgot to do the Advent! It was ballet this morning and it was a rush. Day 16 Yet another sheep. Terrible picture but she climbed into the sack! Tattoos! All kinds of temporary tattoos in different designs including pirate, princess, monsters and fishes! Very exciting stuff! Can’t wait for Christmas,… Read more →

Advent Day 15

Imogen’s turn today  The innkeeper! Told you it would get exciting! There he is with his arm missing (he used to hold up a lantern) waiting to tell poor Mary there’s no room in his Inn.  Not many gifts left in the bag now. A packet of haribo and a drum stick lolly for breakfast? Don’t mind if we do!… Read more →

Advent Day 14

Leon’s turn Another king.  I love the Kings.  They have little surprised mouths!  Leon chose the fattest heaviest gift in the bag. Plasticine! They all love plasticine. The big kids make those stop-motion films and Oona happily trampled it in all the carpets.  Lots of fun for all. Elizabeth didn’t want her picture taken today. Me and Paul were talking… Read more →

Advent Day 13 Bang-poppers

Today it was Miss Oona’s turn to open a door. It was another marvellous camel. And today’s lucky dip prize … Party poppers! I don’t know what possessed me to buy party poppers in the supermarket! Oona calls them Bang-poppers which I personally feel is a much better name! Buying them wasn’t my finest idea. The kids love them as… Read more →

Advent Day 7

I nearly forgot! It’s half past ten! This is why I don’t do Elf on the Shelf. Too forgetful! Well here goes….drumroll… Elizabeth’s turn and we must be done with sheep because here’s a Shepherd! Tadaaah! There he is with his sheep. The kids came up with their own rule that once one of them has placed a figure they… Read more →

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