The benefits of bubble play

blowing bubbles

Bubbles – what is it about them? Children of all ages go crazy for bubbles don’t they? They can chase them for hours on end and it is a real sensory experience. Bubble play is something all our children have always enjoyed, from babies, to toddlers and older children, bubbles always have a positive effect. […]

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Birthday cakes

gruffalo cake

With all four children’s birthdays between May and September I feel as if I spend around half the year planning and then making birthday cakes. I normally ask the children what sort of cake they would like and ‘who’ they would like on their cake. Of course, when they come up with something really intricate […]

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A birthday adventure

crocky trail party

We love birthday parties. I love organising them and the children love to party with their friends. We’ve had a range of parties over the years, different themes, locations and so on and I’m sure there are loads more to come. Our big girl turns double figures this week, so a big birthday had to […]

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The rise of the threenager

threenager

The run up to the recent third birthday in our house was pretty full on. Three, it seems is a rather special age, full of change, possibility, new skills and superpowers. Three is a big deal. Back at two and a half the planning began for being three, and it went a bit like this: […]

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Gift ideas for the man in your life

gifts for men

Father’s Day, birthdays and Christmas; buying presents for the men in your life can be difficult. Anyone who has been in this position knows that finding the right gift can be a real challenge. Of course, when you get it right, there is no better feeling. Nothing saying ‘love’ quite like a perfectly chosen gift […]

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A glittery birthday

glitter jelly

There’s a birthday boy in our house this week. Someone is ‘big boy three’ and very excited about this new number he is too! He seems to really understand this year about birthdays, which means it all changes. Last year he still looked rather puzzled when everyone started singing happy birthday to him, but this […]

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