Category: Outdoor play

Liverpool Maritime Museum

Here you go! Some out of focus shots at Liverpool Maritime Museum! We went to the Liverpool Museum briefly too, I think a couple of them were taken there! I am thinking of asking Santa for either a camera or a phone with a decent camera for Chrimbo…my photography is ridiculous! Anyway, we were at a loose end last Sunday… Read more →

At St Anne’s beach

This is a ‘looking back at Summer’ post. We went to St Anne’s and I can’t even tell you what date it was, but I have the pictures to prove it and here they are! Mister Bridge taken by someone quite small by the looks of things! 🙂 My money is on Leon, purely from the perspective! Ah! Here he… Read more →

Sock monkeys and ‘Pato’

Oona loves ‘Pocoyo’. It is a cartoon series featuring a little toddler and his friends. It is narrated by Stephen Fry and is a very gentle programme. When I want to use the loo or some such and I ask the older children to baby-sit for a few minutes, the ‘No TV between 9-4’ rule is relaxed and they sit… Read more →

Lucky Hens

For a good while I’ve wanted hens. Actually I want to live on the edge of woods that we own and have a 5 bedroomed house with a small holding and be completely off-grid and self-sufficient but, you know…hens is a step towards that! I’ve asked Paul loads of times and he kept saying no…then I asked on Freegle to… Read more →

Tyres as ‘safe spaces’

I have implemented a couple more of Elizabeth Jarman’s ideas this weekend! See Communication Friendly Spaces and More Communication. Elizabeth is a consultant who helps schools, nurseries and other childcare settings create a positive learning environment for their children. She came to visit us and came up with some really super ideas. One was to utilise tyres as a ‘space for… Read more →

Update on The Woodland Trust post

I’ve had word back from The Woodland Trust and things have changed since I last applied and it isn’t for the better! They no longer recognise home educating families as equal to schools and do not accept school applications from home edders. I am really sorry if I misled anyone…but I had a really positive experience last time. It is… Read more →

Woodland Trust

I just applied for a copse pack! Apply here: I successfully applied for a hedge pack a couple of years ago and decided to go for a copse pack this time as it contains silver birch, Rowan and Wild cherry. I thought it would help us create a more private front garden area. The children play with all their friends… Read more →

More communication friendly space!

The children made a communication friendly space today! They don’t usually play in the front garden other than using it as a space to dump their bikes in preference for their scooters but I was out there with the stepping stones and I asked them where they wanted me to put them. I had an idea where I wanted them… Read more →

Communication Friendly Spaces

You remember I’ve mentioned Elizabeth Jarman before from Communication Friendly Spaces? I’ve followed her for a good while on Facebook. She is a consultant who works with Nurseries, schools and other childcare settings to create optimum conditions for learning. And I WISH she’d been working with my daughter’s school when she went because BOY! does she understand kids!! Especially kids like… Read more →

Garden blackboard

The other week I posted on Freegle that I was after a bit of board to screw to the garden fence. My plan was to paint with blackboard paint and let the kiddies loose on it. (More garden fun!) I was very lucky that a chap called Paul contacted me and said he had some board from the back of… Read more →