Little packets of love.

I like to give my children a little packet of love every year on Valentines day which is basically a small present packed in a variety of different ways over the years with a card to let them know that they are loved and thought of on Valentines day. It is especially nice for my two older girls as they are at the age where they worry about boys and Valentines day makes them worry more then normal so it[Read more]

The prompt – week 4

Today’s prompt from mumturnedmom is the following headline. Lengthen school days and cut holidays, says former Tory adviser’ The Guardian (online) 29 Jan 2014 It really does annoy me when I hear headlines like this as children need some time to be children and play. We all turned out fine going to school for the normal amount of hours and having our school holidays so why should it be any different for our children? When I use to go to school the[Read more]

What Valentines day means to me.

We are now only eleven days away from Valentines day so I thought that I would share with you my thoughts on what Valentines day means to me. It is a holiday or celebration that probably receives the most criticism and cynicism each year and I have to be honest it does annoy me when I hear people moaning about it. To me it is a chance to show the people that you love the most (in my case my husband and[Read more]

Calendars and planners.

Have you got a family calendar in full view so that everyone can see it? If you haven’t, now is probably a good time to get one as they will be on sale over the next couple of weeks and I think that it’s really important to have a good family calendar and personal planner in order to stay organised.   When you have a lovely new calendar and you’ve filled in all the birthdays and school dates and the[Read more]

Toy storage.

If your house is anything like mine, you will now be knee deep in toys and games so I thought that now would be a good time to do a post on toy storage.   I find that the best thing to do is to split the toys into different sections, for example; dolls, puzzles, games, happy land and so on. I then put each group into a box and then write the name and draw a picture (or you[Read more]

January idea list.

Welcome to this months idea list. There is a different task for each day of the month and then at the end of the month there will be a new list. You are free to follow the plan to the letter, or just pick and choose the idea’s that you like. I hope that you find this fun and helpful and as always I welcome your feedback, good or bad, I’m always happy to hear from you. January. January 1st[Read more]

Dreaming of fun in the sun!

Even though we are in December and most of our thoughts are busy thinking about Christmas I do at times, when I’m standing in the freezing cold rain, find myself dreaming of a nice hot sunny summer holiday. Before I fell ill with ME we would go on holiday every year and most of the time we would go aboard to Spain and it would be absolutely fabulous. We would always centre the holiday around the children and we would always[Read more]

December’s idea list.

Welcome to the first of my monthly idea lists. There is a different idea for every day of the month and then at the end of each month, a new list will be posted. You are welcome to follow the list to the letter, or you can just pick and choose the ideas that you like and find useful. This month focuses on Christmas, but if you celebrate something different you can always apply the idea’s to your own holiday and adjust them accordingly.[Read more]

Autumn Family poem.

When I heard that to win a holiday at Center Parcs you and your family need to write a poem about autumn I jumped at the chance as I love writing poetry and I thought that even if we do not win, it will be a great family project to do. The poem was inspired by the season and also by some brilliant tips from Emma Tapp and I particularly liked number three. Get creative – Have your children decorate their[Read more]