Reading to children at bedtime

Reading to children at bedtime is such a special part of the day. We have four bookcases at home (one for each of the children) with the books they love, handmade by their grandfather, each one unique, just like the children. The children love to select the stories they want to read together. Some weeks […]

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How to be…

“When I grow up, I want to be…” What would you fill this in with? What would each of your children fill this in with? I tell the children that when I grow up I want to be a spy. They have told me all sorts over the years including: A superhero A ballet dancer […]

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LEGO fans listen up…

Are your children LEGO fans? I have a love/hate relationship with the stuff myself, if I’m honest. I do think it’s the greatest construction toy ever and I love how engrossed the children get in building it, but I curse when I tread on it and have been known to threaten to suck it all up […]

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Share the love this Christmas

I nipped to the shop this morning to stock up on wrapping paper and was overwhelmed by all the Christmas stuff. Christmas is certainly coming around fast. The children have begun their school play rehearsals and dates have been released for their shows. Christmas isn’t a great time for everyone and there are always people […]

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