Homemade Chocolate-free Advent Calendar

November 29, 2019

Before you go thinking I’m a big old Scrooge, I have two children under four. They will no doubt consume plenty of chocolate over the festive period. However, I am keen to avoid them getting into the unhealthy habit of having chocolate before breakfast every day in December, so instead I chose to create these fun chocolate-free advent calendars for them. This is also a…

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Flooring Samples from Luxury Flooring {AD}

November 27, 2019

This is an advertorial feature. We’ve been mulling over renovating our en-suite bathroom for a while. You might remember that I wrote about it back in January. Well, since then we’ve had a couple of quotes from companies that manage and complete the whole renovation themselves, but they came to a bit more than we were expecting, so we were reluctant to go ahead. I…

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Living Arrows 47/52 {2019}

November 25, 2019

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up…

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Pondering Playtime // LEGO Duplo Building Challenge

November 22, 2019

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my weekly series where I share a favourite play and learning activity. This week, I’ve chosen a LEGO Duplo building challenge activity, using free printable challenge cards, from the LEGO Education website. Full Disclosure: We were gifted some of the LEGO Duplo used in this post for inclusion in a gift guide, a couple of years ago. However, we love…

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Review: The Scarecrows’ Wedding at Norwich Playhouse

November 20, 2019

Yesterday M and I went to see a production of The Scarecrows’ Wedding at Norwich Playhouse, with her preschool. We had such a wonderful time that I emailed the Playhouse to ask if they could send me some press images of the production, in order to write this review. The Scarecrows’ Wedding is a musical adaptation of the Julia Donaldson book. In case you’re not…

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Living Arrows 46/52 {2019}

November 18, 2019

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up…

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5 Autumn/Winter EYFS Tuff Spot Activities

November 15, 2019

We’ve been loving watching the seasons changing and my three year old has enjoyed spotting the different colours in the trees, as they change colour through Autumn as we prepare for Winter. If you’d like to celebrate the colder seasons with your EYFS children, then here are five Autumn/Winter tuff spot ideas to help! Autumn Exploration Tuff Spot My toddlers loved this Autumn exploration tuff…

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Hi, I’m Jules. I’m a 30-something teacher, currently at home being mum to M, three, and two year old B.

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