42 free resources to keep you busy during lockdown

  • March 27, 2020
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How are you coping with being confined to your house? Here in Spain we’re just about to enter our 3rd week of lockdown and I have to admit we’re all pretty bored! Typically, the weather went from the usual sunny blue skies to grey skies and rain pretty much as soon as the lockdown was announced, so we’ve mainly been stuck inside. It can be hard to find things to >>


5 Steps To Nurturing Your Child’s Creativity

  • June 14, 2018
5 Steps To Nurturing Your Child's Creativity

My husband and I both went to Art College so we’re both quite creative. Little H seems to be following suit as she’s always drawing and colouring and loves anything arty. I’m happy to encourage her creativity and anything that gets her away from the tv or computer screen. A lot of people believe you’re either born creative or you’re not. Some children have a knack for the arts, able >>

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6 Ideas To Entertain Children Without Relying On Screens

  • May 27, 2018

It’s half-term – are you already stressing about how you’re going to get everything done with the kids at home?! Now she’s 7, Little H isn’t really fussed about playing with toys so my go-to activity when I need to get a bit of housework done or get myself ready, is her tablet or Minecraft on the PlayStation. Like most parents, I’d rather not resort to using screens to keep >>

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Letter From Santa, Nativity And Christmas Storytime #LittleLoves

  • December 15, 2017

Today I’m joining in with Coffee, Work, Sleep, Repeat’s #LittleLoves linky for the first time. The idea is to take a look at little things we’ve been loving recently. As this is my first time linking up, here’s what I’ve loved over the past few weeks… Read I had one very excited child when Little H got her letter from Santa last week! I worked with Lapland Mailroom on a >>


October’s Round-up

  • November 3, 2017

Where on earth is this year disappearing to? November already! October for us involved bike riding, den building, Disney on Ice, retro computer games and pumpkins. Find out more in October’s round-up… My birthday was at the start of October and once again it was my 21st (!). We had a lovely pub lunch at the weekend and my lovely little family spoilt me with some nice presents. I even took >>


3 Easy Halloween Crafts To Do With Kids

  • October 13, 2017

Who’s kids are getting excited for Halloween? Mine has already decided what she’s dressing as (a Zombie witch) and where she wants to go trick or treating. She wanted to do some Halloween crafts so I took to Pinterest and picked the easiest ones I could find. I thought I’d share these with you, but as with our recent Autumn crafts don’t expect them to look like the Pinterest versions – >>


September’s Round-up

  • October 2, 2017

Another month down and we’re heading scarily close to Christmas, which is something I hate thinking about until late November. I’m still sad that the summer has gone (if you can call July & August in the UK “summer”) but we had another fun month in September though it was a bit quieter than recent months. The main reason for this was that it was obviously back to school for >>


3 Easy Autumn Crafts To Do With Kids

  • September 26, 2017

Well, it’s officially Autumn. Soon it’ll be time for Halloween and Bonfire night, two of the few good things about Autumn if you ask me! I do like the colours of Autumn though and we went out at the weekend to collect some leaves. We were also looking for conkers but didn’t find any. After our walk, we had a big pile of leaves and I headed to Pinterest to >>


July’s Round-Up

  • August 8, 2017

I’m a bit late with my round-up for last month as we’ve just got back from holiday. I couldn’t really remember what we did before we jetted off, so it’s nice to have a little reminder. July’s Round-Up July started off by us getting our first National Trust passes – how grown up are we?! Our first visit was to Mottisfont Abbey in Romsey, a place we’d never heard of >>

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Our April Round-Up

  • May 1, 2017

Another month has flown by and it’s time to have a look back at what we got up to. It’s been another busy month and we’ve been quite lucky with the weather letting us have some nice afternoons out. We’ve been trying not to spend much money and have done well with days out that haven’t cost us much money. Our April Round-Up At the start of April we went >>

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