Wow. Long time no blog! It's been such a long time, and so much has happened in that time, which I might go into in another blog post one day... But probably not. But I have missed this little space and I've missed taking photos and so now feels like a good time to dip … Continue reading Getting outdoors… Whatever the weather
Wow. 12 weeks into this strange time we are living in. 12 weeks of children being at home instead of in school. I write this post as the government have this week scrapped their plans to return all primary school pupils in England before September and I know through talking to so many of you … Continue reading Staying sane: a mini guide to home learning
Those of you that have read my blog for a while know that I love finding unusual places to stay for a bit of an escape. You can find posts here about my trips to Wowo, Elmley and The Gate House. As a teacher the first half term of the year is always wearing. You're … Continue reading A weekend away? Alpaca bag…. (*insert tumbleweed here*)
Recipe for an Insta-perfect Christmas (you're only a proper Instagrammer if you tick at least all of these): Start talking about Christmas at the end of August #toosoon? Talk about a slow Christmas and how you will be making all your gifts (BTS; pin your life away and spend a fortune on supplies) Visit lots … Continue reading How to have an imperfect Christmas. And enjoy it.
I thought I would post a monthly (hopefully) blog post about the meals we have been eating. I always get asked for recipes on Instagram but always think what we eat isn't all that exciting, we do repeat meals we love, so a monthly installment seemed more achievable than weekly. I have been taking some … Continue reading #mealplanningwithlaura family favourites
I meant to write this post a few weeks ago, before the summer holidays started, but the end of term rush amongst about a million other real-life things meant it got forgotten. So I thought I would write it now and see how we are all fairing as we head into week 3 (already?!) of … Continue reading Summer holidays… How are you fairing?!
Since we moved in 3 years ago, the children's rooms have been less of a project and more of a gradual evolution over time. We wanted to see what their tastes were before taking on a complete room project. Recently we bought C a new bed and did a little bit more in her room. … Continue reading Découpage Letter with Hobbycraft
So far this holiday has been mostly a washout. That's not entirely true actually. Last week we had a few lovely days where we visited Walmer Castle and gardens, took a bike ride along the beach and enjoyed chips on the beach during our stay at The Gate House in Dover. Since then though.... So. … Continue reading Easter holiday activities – an update, and my guide to crafts with kids.
As a girl from Deal I have been lucky enough to live very near 4 castles. I've grown up visiting them and as such have never really appreciated my good fortune. Since having the children however, and more importantly, getting an English Heritage membership through the fella's work, I have begun to appreciate them much … Continue reading Our own little Castle… well. For a little while.
I've been having a think about the impending Easter holidays. Half term was such a success in terms of low pressure and low spend and I'd like to make the Easter holidays similarly simple. My children love doing crafts and other structured activities at home. Our dining table sees a lot of action and although … Continue reading Easter activities – keeping kids busy