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
I must begin with an apology, I know this blog post is late - a bout of Bronchitis has knocked me a bit over the last few weeks - in some ways it made the challenge easier, in other ways, much harder. I'll explain more later on in this post. For me, the whole point … Continue reading No spend February – did I succeed and what did I learn?
Happy St David's day. I'm part Welsh and grew up with my grandma making Welsh cakes on her Welsh stone which belonged to her mother. I now have the honour of looking after the Welsh stone and make a point of making Welsh cakes every March 1st. This year I'm poorly so I can't but … Continue reading Dydd Gŵyl Dewi hapus! – Mwyhewch picau ar y maen… my Welsh cake recipe
The biggest challenge of my no spend February was always going to be the half term holiday. As a teacher and a mum, this is an opportunity to get some much needed R&R and although we don't ever do big days out (a day at a local zoo would cost us nearly £100 which is … Continue reading No spend February… Even in half term?!