Category Archives: kids

Getting ready for Advent

Up until this year, I have been using a little handmade advent calendar – little bags I made quite a while ago and refilled every year. This year, the big boy was utterly desperate for one of those advent calendars that … Continue reading

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This Moment

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savour and remember.   A jam jar, kite paper, glue, wire, a tea … Continue reading

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  This weekend flew by oh so fast. A first baby tooth was lost, what a big day. When I was little, there was no tooth fairy, but apparently now there is, and a tooth fairy needs a pillow – … Continue reading

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Follow the leader

After the baby’s midday nap he woke up less than well rested and happy. I had been feeling restless too, so because we could, we packed up our things and headed out. I know that fresh air is the only … Continue reading

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Bark rubbings

We made these little bark rubbing books for our nature exchange a few weeks ago. It was really good fun and Kaya now thinks we should make more of these for Christmas presents! We cheated a little bit because we … Continue reading

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Making & Listening

Making: * I hope you’re not fed up with our conker creatures, because we’re not done yet! This hedgehog has just moved into his brand new duplo home. We’re going to have to go collect some new ones because it’s … Continue reading

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Making & Listening

Making: The most out of the oodles of conkers (yes, chestnuts – but not the edible kind) lying about. A sharp darning needle, matches, toothpicks, little twigs and countless conker critters are ready to populate the window sill. (Plus a … Continue reading

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