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Bad Mummy and Snow Accidents

This morning, like many parts of the UK we woke up to a garden covered in a blanket of snow with the promise of more to come. The boys were super impatient to get out and build some snow castles so straight after breakfast I layered them up and we headed outside. M had disappeared… Continue reading Bad Mummy and Snow Accidents

Preschool

Rediscovering The World of Make Believe

One of my prominent yet vivid childhood memories centres around a pink city play set I had. If there is any truth left in this memory after years of distortion, it was similar to Legos whereby I built up a city with different pieces, clipped together, on a roll out background which included houses, ponds,… Continue reading Rediscovering The World of Make Believe

Preschool

Hexagon Knot Bunnys

Around about a year ago I fell into possession of a book entitled "A Beginners Guide To Constructing The Universe" by Michael S. Schneider. If you could approach any of my high-school Math teachers they would probably tell you that I’d certainly never be a mathematician . I had always felt like a fish out… Continue reading Hexagon Knot Bunnys

Inspiration and Tips for Parents, Preschool

Gift The Universe Your Passions, Enthusiasm and Achievements

I am sure we have all at some time or another found ourselves in awe of a person who is enthusiastic and passionate about an activity they are learning and exploring. As they tell you all about it you can feel and see them glowing and as that energy reaches you it warms you inside.… Continue reading Gift The Universe Your Passions, Enthusiasm and Achievements

Preschool

Two Buses, One Show and A Whole Heap Of Educational Inspiration

Our day began today by dropping Little A at Nanny's for a few hours whilst great Nanny, M and I took a bus ride to the local theatre. A Tigers Tale was the fantastic production that we had the privilege of going to see and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Little M was gripped and… Continue reading Two Buses, One Show and A Whole Heap Of Educational Inspiration

Preschool

We Made A Rainbow!

Our incomplete rainbow experiment weighing heavily on my mind this morning, I couldn't understand how, having followed all the instructions in the magazine, we could have failed to achieve a rainbow. I vaguely remembered doing a similar experiment at school with a prism but I can't quite remember the specifics and it was bugging me. Our… Continue reading We Made A Rainbow!

Preschool

Toddler School – Experimenting With Refraction

  Today we had some fun inspired by an activity we found in a magazine last night. M and A have loved playing with our small camping torches since we got them in the summer. This seemed like the perfect opportunity for them to do something a little more purposeful with them rather than randomly… Continue reading Toddler School – Experimenting With Refraction

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Schaduf – Roof Top Gardening In Egypt

I've spoken previously about my dream of having my own homestead, one that inspires and gives back to the community and I am hoping to undertake this adventure in Egypt. Whilst doing a little research today I came across a video made by a company with a fantastic vision not to dissimilar from my own.… Continue reading Schaduf – Roof Top Gardening In Egypt

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Breaking The Cycle – End The Battle Of Wills

Since becoming a mother parenting on the whole has been enjoyable. I love the time I get to spend with my children and they are truly to of my best companions. I don't dare say it has been easy every single day, that there hasn't been moments where I want to tear my hair out,… Continue reading Breaking The Cycle – End The Battle Of Wills

Inspiration and Tips for Parents

Roots

  Whilst taking a gorgeous late afternoon walk beside the river we stopped to admire and capture the above tree. It filled me with. All its roots are at least partially exposed and approximately 50% of them are no longer rooted at all. The sandy, muddy bank has eroded away from beneath the tree, yet… Continue reading Roots