Harry Potter topic ideas

Hogwarts school for the harry potter topic in our home school

As part of our topic based home school we have been doing a Harry potter themed study. I thought that I would share the list of items which I brain stormed when I was thinking of this topic, to help inspire you for your own home school. Please note that this post does contain some affiliate links which means that should you click them and make a purchase I may receive commission at no extra cost to you. Harry Potter[Read more]

Come Travel With Me Linky – 1

Hello and Welcome to the weekly Come Travel With Me linky #CTWM Any travel-related post is welcome, old or new. It could be travel tips or days out or holidays in the UK or further afield. </p> <div align=”center”><a href=”https://mumonamissionforabetterlife.co.uk” title=”Mum on a mission for a better life”><img src=” https://mumonamissionforabetterlife.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Come-Travel-With-Me-Linky-e1560239837337.png” style=”border:none;” /></a></div> <p> The Rules Please only link one post each week – I will delete any extra posts or unrelated content. The linky will open every Wednesday at 6[Read more]

V is for Valuing

Two fingers together with drawn on faces to look like two people sharing one heart

Respect peoples feelings. Even if it does not mean anything to you, it could mean everything to someone – Unknown. What are values? Values can also be described as internal beliefs. We develop them as we grow, first from our parents and then from our friends and wider society. They are not set in stone so they can be changed or swayed. Often we do not even realise what our values are. They lie below the surface guiding us in[Read more]

Sea Life Adventure

A lion fish

As part of our under the sea home school study we decided to visit Southend Sea Life Adventure aquarium. We purchased our tickets online as you get a discount that way. It cost us £34.85 for two adults and a child. When you enter you can get your hand stamped so that you can come and go as you please throughout the day. Inside the sea life centre as you would expect, there are lots of interesting sea life creatures.[Read more]

Chloe’s Baby Shower

Woman and her pregnant daughter in the garden at a baby shower with baby related decorations around the main picture

On July 7th I threw Chloe a baby shower. I had very little time to prep and plan and I was on a low budget, but I think that it went well. I planned for an afternoon shower, 2pm – 6pm. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves which was the main thing. It was especially difficult for me as I had never even been to a baby shower before let alone host one! This is where Pinterest is so handy!  The[Read more]

Ipswich comic-con

child dressed in cosplay as Deku for comic-con

Ipswich Comic-con On Sunday 30th June we attended our first ever comic-con and it was conveniently located  in our home town. Over the last year, Faith has really gotten into anime and cos play so when she asked to go to comic-con I was not surprised. We purchased our tickets in advance as that allowed entry an hour before the doors opened to the pay on the gate crowds. We had no idea what to expect or how busy it[Read more]

U is for Understanding: Relationship A-Z

A couple in each others arms holding love heart balloons in the middle of the street with houses either side

“Affection is when you see someone’s strengths; love is when you accept someone’s flaws.” – One Day  When you are in a long term relationship a little understanding can go a long way. No one is perfect so the key is understanding someone’s flaws but loving them anyway. Darren and I have been together over 23 years and along the way I have discovered a few things which really annoy me as I am sure he has with me!  We all[Read more]

Organising your holiday packing #AD

Holiday packing in two suitcases

Holiday Packing Going on holiday or for mini breaks are fabulous but packing my luggage is not so fabulous for me! I hate chucking everything into one case as you know that when you get to your destination and open your case, it will look like a bomb exploded in your suitcase. This is especially true for holidays which involve checking your suitcases into airports! Luggage organisers When I was kindly gifted a set of luggage organisers from Beautify I[Read more]

Meet the blogging mummy: Anna

guest post

As part of The Big Mummy Blog Share this week I am featuring a fellow mummy blogger! Meet Anna Parker from Travel with Penelope and Parker. She is a mummy blogger from Winchester. When did you start your blog? About 5 or 6 years ago, I started and established it as a travel blog. Why did you decide to start blogging? We travelled a lot and people kept asking me for recommendations and such like, so I started a travel[Read more]

June News

Four picture collage. 1. Dad with his arms around his daughter. 2. Lion fish. 3. Mum and daughter selfie. 4. Girl wearing cos play costume holding merch.

We are now halfway through the year! Can you believe it? I know that I am going to sound old, but time really does speed up the older I get. June has been a lovely month and just when I was about to give up on summer, the sun came out. I don’t know about you, but I find that the sunshine really does lift my mood so I am feeling pretty good right now. Anyway, I digress! Here is[Read more]