My Daughter at Six Years Old

Last week my wonderful child turned six years old, which is a bit nuts. It feels pretty unbelievable that I am the mother of a six year old but she also seems so grown up sometimes and she is absolutely bloody amazing. She has come on so much in the last year – her reading and writing has improved so much,…

5 Engaging Outdoor Activities for Parents and Children During Winter

Although we’re currently experiencing the less than delightful cold weather of winter, that’s no excuse to stay inside and hibernate. There are a wide range of activities — from kids paintball to hiking — that both you and your children can make the most of. Christmas is upon us and the chaos of the festive season has already begun. Despite…

Christmas Comes Early with My First Scalextric!

It’s October now, which means we’re a little bit closer to that very special time of year. I feel like it’s a lot more acceptable to start talking about it after September is over, and it’s the month that I start to think about picking up the odd present for Ava, so that I can spread it all out over…

The School Days // Starting Year 1

So, we’ve been back to school for a couple of weeks now and so far Year 1 has been quite different for Ava. Not that she’ll tell me anything about her days, but from I what I can gather, and from what I’ve seen myself it has been pretty different. Last year in reception in the mornings we queued up…