Weekend Fun

Box with activities inside

The weather so far this year has been awful here. And I mean awful. Biblical storms (seriously, one of the preschool mums lost part of her roof!) followed by what can only be described as an arctic blast – it was literally -6 in the sun the other day. While it has thankfully now mellowed a little, we’ve been cooped […]

Bathtime Buddies

Photo of bathtime letter set spelling - Bathtime Fun with h&a and Wonderboy

  We love bathtime! Ever since Wonderboy was a tiny baby it’s been an opportunity for Daddy to spend some quality time with him after work as well as acting as the cue that bedtime is on its way. Wonderboy has always loved (and I mean LOVED) his bath – no tears or tantrums in […]

Happy Winnie the Pooh Day!

Boy Reading Winnie the Pooh Books

Tomorrow, 18th January, marks author A.A. Milne’s birthday so it’s officially Winnie the Pooh Day! What a fabulous excuse for a teddy bear’s picnic with lashings of honey on toast followed by endless stories about the adventures of Pooh and his pals. Winnie the Pooh is without a doubt one of Wonderboy’s favourite storybook characters and […]

The Liebster Award

Liebster Award

The what?! I had no idea what this was but I’m nevertheless delighted that both Rachel at Tiddler Tales and Grainne at Hope From a Butterfly both nominated me. Turns out the Liebster Award is an award for new bloggers and helps people discover some blogs they maybe didn’t know about – who knew? So, here are the rules of […]

Santa’s Woodland Experience

Santa's Woodland Experience

In our quest to find some Christmas magic this weekend, the J Family went to visit Santa … like properly … in his log cabin in the woods. What a Christmassy adventure! For those not in the know, Santa is currently taking a break in the Christmas tree forest at North Ballochruin Farm so he […]

It’s Christmas Tree Time!

Christmas Tree

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This weekend the J Family put up our Christmas tree. Honestly, I was beginning to feel a little behind with the festivities this year what with all the bloomin shops having Christmas stuff up since September – it’s somewhat unsettling. Anyhoo, putting up the tree is one […]

50 Things To Do Before You’re 5

50 Things To Do Before You're 5

It’s the little things in life that are often the most enjoyable. When I think of growing up, the things that stand out from my childhood tend to be experiences or sensations rather than expensive things. Don’t get me wrong, I still remember the delight at getting a Gameboy for my birthday and mastering the […]

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

I’ll hang my head in shame and admit it – I’m 30-something and I’ve never carved a pumpkin lantern (or even a turnip version as was traditional back in the day!). I’m actually a little disappointed in myself as I’ve always been someone who is completely into all the little festive traditions throughout the year […]