smiggle backtosmiggle

A fun morning with Smiggle #backtosmiggle

Have you heard of Smiggle? Chances are that if you have a school-age child you will have, and if you haven't then where have you been?!  Smiggle is pretty big with the kids these days! I first heard of the company when they opened up their first few ...

living-arrows

Living arrows 36/52

This little boy started in year 1 today. Year 1.  It just feels so different from Reception.  It feels like school has started properly for him now. I hope he loves it. I hope he keeps his passion for learning new things and asking questions. ...

Reasons I'm happy autumn is on its way

10 reasons I’m happy autumn is on its way

According to the meteorological seasons, it is now officially autumn. And even if you go by the astronomical year, then autumn is nearly here, as according to this way of doing things it starts on the 22nd September. Either way, I'm pretty happy! ...

little adventures

Little adventures

We've had a very low-key summer here. We've not been away on holiday, and we've not really even done any big days out.  Thanks in large part to the fact we've been without a car all summer (a story for another day). What we have done is spent time toget ...

monkey bars

No more monkey bars!

One thing I've learnt in the last five years is how much of a balancing act parenting is.   There's a lot of weighing up of what's actually important and a lot of picking your battles.  Like, does it really matter if your two year old wants to wear a C ...