School Residential Trip? Here’s what they need to know…

School Residential Trip? Here’s what they need to know…

Big is off on his first school residential trip next week.  He’s away for two nights, only about half an hour away at an outward bound type place, but it will feel like forever – for him and for me!

Keeping Mum – Playground Games

Keeping Mum – Playground Games

I’ve always found it hard to be a mum at the school gates. When I was a working mum, I didn’t do the school run all that often, meaning that any chances to get to know the other mums were

Castles – they’re great for kids… aren’t they?

Castles – they’re great for kids… aren’t they?

It’s the half-term holiday for us this week and we’re visiting the North East.  School holidays are traditionally a time when families plan days out to tourist attractions in an attempt to stop the kids killing each other provide the

Blogtober16 – Day 21 – What Are You Afraid Of?

Blogtober16 – Day 21 – What Are You Afraid Of?

Today’s #Blogtober16 prompt is ‘What are you afraid of?’  I could talk at some (boring) length about my various fears and phobias – I’m a mess!  I don’t like clowns, I bloody hate moths, balloons set me right on edge

Blogtober16 – Day 20 – Love Where You Live

Blogtober16 – Day 20 – Love Where You Live

Today’s #blogtober16 prompt is ‘Supercool things about the place where you live’.  So, firstly, where I live is pretty far from ‘supercool’ – it’s a suburban semi right on the border between a nice part and a not-so-nice part of a

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