My Mum used to run a playgroup back in the late 80s and early 90s. She then went on to work as a Learning Support Assistant in a primary school. Because of this she has a wealth of great activities for kids up her sleeve. She visits every Monday and is often armed with wrapping paper tubes, baking ingredients or some other home made craft for Little Man to have a go at. It’s great! I thought I would share with you some pasta play that Little Man has been doing with her recently.    My Mum bought along dried… View Post

This morning I looked at the dreary weather and wondered if I had made the right decision planning an Easter egg trail today! It was a damp dreary morning and not the best for ploughing round gardens looking for clues in a treasure hunt but still, we got togged up and off we went. I am so glad we did. We had a lovely morning and Little Man had a great time, especially jumping in the rather large muddy puddles! We are National Trust members and visit Hanbury Hall in particular regularly so when I noticed on their Twitter page… View Post

I love chocolate. No, I mean I really love chocolate. If you told me to go on a chocolate free diet, I would look at you as if you were something from another planet. The words ‘no chocolate’ don’t compute in my brain I’m afraid. I need it. I sometimes only manage to get through a day because I have promised myself a chocolatey treat at the end of it. It’s my own little pat on the back for getting myself through another day without any major disasters. The problem is; now it’s not just my chocolate – it’s Mummy… View Post

 ‘In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade. I’ll be all in clover and when they look you over, I’ll be the proudest fellow in the Easter parade’. Oh how I love watching Judy Garland & Fred Astaire sweetly singing this song in Easter Parade. Judy looking beautiful in her bonnet and Fred in his top hat. Just wonderful. I remember singing this song when I was at school at our Easter service in my just as beautiful Easter bonnet. In reality, it was a cardboard hat lovingly made by my Mum with wobbly eggs and some… View Post