We had a very urgent plea to go to the Zoo from our youngest Miss A. She loves animals, and even though we have read books about them, and met in person lots of different animals. We even went on a Safari and Zoo when we visited Animal Kingdom and Florida. We’ve wracked our memories, and we don’t think she has ever visited a zoo in the UK. So we decided to spend the day at a local one to us, and the world-famous Twycross Zoo.
Miss A was in charge, so armed with a map, we took guided tour to see all of the animals she was desperate to see. Continue Reading
I’ve written quite a lot recently, about how my family is growing up, and life is changing. We seem to be on a fast paced travelator, that as I get older, speeds faster and faster. I remember my own parents saying how ‘Children grow up so fast, they are adults in a blink of an eye’ never thinking that it could be true.
This is a really lovely video from Fairy showing just that, with a girl and her Mum through the passage of time. Continue Reading
When you become a parent, there is an unwritten rule that you now need to get a craft stash together. Believe me, get this right and all those rainy days, last-minute emergency play dates and preschool crafty sessions you have been asked to run, will always be covered.
My own stash is a little overflowing, as I also love craft, and collect things to reuse for craft sessions. So here is my small but perfectly formed list of craft supplies that every parent should own. Continue Reading
This week has been a constant reminder of the age gap of my children, and about how they are growing up far too fast for me. With two girls, one just about to turn 12 (starting senior school) and one aged 5, when we go to the cinema, up until now we have always gone together. Attempting to find something that both of the girls will enjoy. Its worked well so far, we always visit the same cinema (Cineworld) in our local city centre – Nottingham, as I can get to it so easily. I love the layout, and its very family friendly.