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
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.
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.
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!
My Darling O, Well, the time has arrived. In a matter of days you'll be starting your full time education journey, beginning to make your own way in this world. I hope that we've provided you with a solid foundation of love and security, so that you can explore, learn and grow whilst always knowing … Continue reading An open letter to my youngest daughter, before she starts school.
We probably have a fire in our garden most weekends. We love it, especially in the autumn, that smoky, earthy wood scent. The dancing flames, perfectly hypnotic, helping your to unwind and de stress after a hectic week. Amongst other things, Mr W. is a woodworker, so we have lots of wood off cuts to … Continue reading Building a campfire- an exercise in family bonding.
There is something about going out and hunting for natural treasures that really appeals to kids. Despite the simplicity of the activity, children seem to get so excited about searching through the carpet of fallen, crunchy leaves to find that spiky green shell, and ultimately the shiny, regal nut within. Or getting a big stick … Continue reading We’re going on a conker hunt, we’re going to find a big one!
Ok, so anyone who knows me, or reads my blog, knows that I am a huge advocate of playing outdoors, whatever the weather. I very much believe that as long as you and your children are wearing suitable clothing and protection, then there is no need to stay cooped up inside. There is a whole … Continue reading Playing in the Autumn Rain
Hi all, As it's now September, and despite all those protests of people desperately clinging onto the last remnants of a summer that never really materialised, I have decided we'd begin on our Autumn activities. Isn't it just the most beautiful time of year? The golden hues, the low sparkling light, the crunching and cracking … Continue reading Let’s go Apple Picking – Tick.