December has always been a special month to us; it was the month of December when my now husband took me on our 1st date to a Christmas ball, our song is a Christmas song and it has always been a fun time of year with our families riding steam trains, playing games, dancing, singing, eating lots and laughing! I’ll be honest though, unlike other years, this Christmas hasn’t filled… View Post

So I have been working really hard this week on being a “crafy” mummy and actually putting some of many kids craft pins into action! We have been house bound as ive been trying to get Megs to use the Potty (currently to no avail but thats for another post) and with a sudden winter chill in the air it was perfect …or maybe stressful you decide! The house looks… View Post

I did A LOT of outdoors stuff as a kid/teenager – hikes, bike rides, mountains, camping, cooking on fires, swimming in rivers, backpacking. It wasn’t all joyful and I can distinctly remember some horrendous hikes my dad dragged us on! But overall it was mint and full of fun as a family and adventures; it made me appreciate the beauty of England and enjoy my health and the world we… View Post

Both Ethan and Megan attend a Montessori school and therefore have a real focus on life skills and independence. I hear excellent reports of how able they are with food prep and general helpfulness in a kitchen setting, so I have been trying really hard to let them be more independent around the home too – I’m not keen on mess and to be honest I get annoyed when they… View Post