Halloween is such a fun time for crafting. So many opportunities to create spooky decorations and ghoulish designs. So much so, that i thought i'd compile a list of fun, easy and effective crafts, perfect for filling half term days or dark evenings. 1. Flying Ghosts First up is this hauntingly fun flying ghost … Continue reading 8 Spooky Halloween Crafts for Kids
Cool That Volcano by Peter Black is a book that claims to " Help children stay calm, manage anger and master emotions." I've been reading this book over the past few weeks and must say that these claims, based up on psychological expertise surrounding the behaviour of children seems pretty spot on to me as … Continue reading Cool That Volcano – My Review.
I was extremely lucky recently to have been approached by psychologist and behavioural expert Peter Black: Author of 'Cool That Volcano'. In his amazing book he talks about how we as parents can work together with our children to learn to calm those bubbling emotions before they erupt into a volcano of white hot lava. … Continue reading Cool That Volcano – A Guest Post by Peter Black
This weekend, Stu and I went away for our 7 year wedding anniversary, so we only really had Sunday afternoon to spend quality with the kids (mum guilt alert!). The weather over the weekend had been abysmal, which was fine for us as we spent most of our time relaxing in an 18th Century Spa … Continue reading Autumn Adventures – A wet woodland walk and conker collecting.
Back in the summer we spent a beautiful sunny day at Hawkstone Park Follies in Shropshire. "Set in 100 acres of Parkland The Follies is a range of dramatic and rugged natural sandstone hills that were developed to include gullies, caves, towers and bridges, becoming one of the most visited landscapes in Britain during the … Continue reading Exploring Hawkstone Park Follies
One of our yearly autumn traditions is to spend time at our local community orchard picking apples and pears. I find it such a lovely activity because the orchard is always so quiet and the girls just love learning about the names and different varieties of apple. Although yesterday was definitely more of a late … Continue reading Autumn Adventures – Apple Picking
We just adore crafting, especially in the Autumn. There are so many natural resources available to find and get creative with and they all look so effective. So much so, in fact, that I found it difficult to choose only 10 crafts to include in this collection. I've chosen things that you can do … Continue reading 10 Autumn Kids’ Crafts.
All my life I hated my body. I hated the fact that i was always bigger than all of my friends and family. That i had to shop in plus size shops or ranges in order to find nice clothes. I hated the fact that my body took up more space than others and felt … Continue reading Why I Refuse to Hate my Fat Body
For the August bank holiday weekend we decided to book a short family break to get away from it all for a few days before the start of the new school term. As a family, we love Haven, the parks are always full of great things to do and the girls love The Seaside Squad. … Continue reading Our weekend at Haven’s Presthaven.
It's September, the kids have gone back to school. The evenings are drawing it, and there's a definite chill in the air. Many people grieve the end of Summer, but as an Autumn lover i'm here to convince you that September, October and November have so much to offer to make it a fantastic … Continue reading 8 Reasons to Love Autumn!