Crafty goodies from Baker Ross

The kids were already excited for Halloween because our tickets arrived for the East Lancs Railway’s Halloween Scare Train and they were begging to get the box down so we could decorate the house when the latest super surprise box come from Baker Ross. Here’s a picture of Imogen  and Leon excitedly opening the box. Oona is busy jigsaw-ing in… Read more →

Things seem to be on the up

Hello again you guys! I am reporting in to let you know that I feel things are on the up! I wrote a post a few weeks ago that outlined how hopeless I was feeling about my back. Since then I’ve been taking a supplement called MSM which is available in a powder along with glucosamine tablets because they were… Read more →

Story of The Little Gentleman: The Boo Theatre

We were invited to The Boo Theatre again a couple of weeks ago, to see a new performance: Little Gentleman from The Catherine Wheels Theatre Company. Oona especially was really excited to go, since she had such a lovely time when we saw ‘Babies in Space’. I spent the morning lazing around and then, realising the house was a pig-sty… Read more →

Babies in Space! The Boo Theatre

Last weekend, Oona and I were invited along to The Boo Theatre to their ‘Babies in Space’ to join in the adventure of  baby Luna who has been lost by its Mama and needs to find its way home. We had an absolutely wonderful time. As you know, I have four children and they all take up lots of my… Read more →

To self-censor or be self-centred?

To self-censor or be self-centred? That is the question. This is my family blog. In the beginning I started the blog to document our home education journey. We’ve tried all kinds of methods and we’ve been on loads of trips and I’ve taken a million photographs and shared them here. I’m the Mum. There’s a Dad. We started off with… Read more →

Ravensburger Horse Heaven Jigsaw Puzzle Review

My kids haven’t done a jigsaw for YEARS. They play on their tablets and the PC, their laptops, the xbox. They craft, they love crochet, knitting, reading, drawing etc but we’d forgotten about jigsaws. They are kinda basic aren’t they? They don’t make a noise, they aren’t exciting. wrong! When I was offered the review for a 300 piece puzzle… Read more →

Thank you Yellow Moon!

I’m gonna have a great Mother’s Day this year, and I have a feeling Grandma might do quite well too! Yellow Moon have sent us another big lovely box of surprises that the children will be able to do without help.     We were actually just setting off in the car to go to Legoland but I just couldn’t wait… Read more →

Teletubbies review!

Remember the box? The box we were forbidden to open?    Well we were finally allowed to open it today!      The purple tissue paper…      Was opened by Miss Oona and contained Tinky Winky! Tinky Winky is her favourite and she was delighted!     The red tissue paper parcel contained …  Po!          The yellow parcel?   You guessed it!… Read more →

Teletubbies Surprise!

I’ve got exciting news! We’ve been picked to review the latest range of Teletubbies toys by Character Options! I first watched Teletubbies with my little sister when she was a teeny tot  and then we watched it again when Elizabeth, now ten was a small one.  Now it’s Oona’s turn! Teletubbies doesn’t age, the show just has universal appeal for… Read more →

Plaster of Paris picture frame

Imogen’s been busy. I’ve told you about the kids and their crafting in my absence? I was in Skipton at a meeting and this is what she did! Plaster of Paris! (photographs are Imogen’s too!)                 I have to say I’m pretty impressed with her! She did a really good job of it! 🙂 Read more →