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.
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?
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?!
Every month I say "I need to have an easy month money wise." and every month, without fail, something crops up. Something we "need", something the kids "need", something we need to do, something breaks.... you get the idea. So I decided that I would try a "no spend" month, having seen a few people … Continue reading Thrifty Biscuits – my no spend February challenge
My two have always loved doing crafts. A couple of years ago I had pneumonia. I was poorly for about 4 months and had ALLLLLLL the mum guilt about not being able to do things with the children. As I began to feel better, I started to set up simple activities for them to come … Continue reading Saturday afternoon inspiration – crafts with kids
A while ago, someone asked me to do a blog post about my Instagram. At the time, it seemed a strange request but I have been thinking about it whilst wandering in the blogging wilderness and more and more it seemed like a good way to get back into blogsphere. Instagram for me has been … Continue reading My Insta-adventure