Christmas Light Safari

Christmas Light Safari Header

One of my favourite things to do during the festive season is to head off on a Christmas Light Safari. It’s always magical seeing the Christmas lights so I created this sheet to help you spot them, the first one to find them all could even win a prize! This is a great one to … Read more

How to Have A North Pole Breakfast

How to Have a North Pole Breakfast

If you have heard of Elf on The Shelf (read my Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas article here) then you have probably heard of a North Pole Breakfast. Yes, yet another thing that your elves need to get up to! This article will show you exactly how you can create a magical North Pole … Read more

Over 30 Elf on The Shelf Ideas

Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Every year millions of parents start December planning to do Elf on The Shelf but it doesn’t take long before they quickly regret that decision and struggle for ideas on what their elves can do each night. Fortunately, I’ve been doing this for a few years now and I absolutely love it! Here is our … Read more

20 Easy Halloween Crafts

20 Easy Halloween Crafts

Children love to craft but parents hate the mess or long and complicated crafts that have to be done in stages because the children get bored waiting. Here are some of our favourite easy Halloween crafts that create a minimal mess. No Mess Easy Halloween Crafts Does what it says on the tin, absolutely no … Read more

Our Halloween Traditions

Our Halloween Traditions

When I was a child I wasn’t really allowed to do anything for Halloween so I never went trick or treating or did any of the usual Halloween activities. Since having children I’ve thrown myself into it and we do quite a few different things so here are our Halloween traditions. Pumpkin Carving This is … Read more

Half Term Activities – October 2021

October Half Term Activities

October half term has arrived and it doesn’t seem five minutes since the children went back to school after the summer holidays. Don’r be stuck for ideas for things to do to keep the children amused this half term, read our roundup of what’s on in the Forest od Dean this half term. Spookyard at … Read more

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Following on from yesterdays post about non-scary Halloween movies for children, I thought I’d share with you my family chocolate chip cookies recipe. You could make a day of it and make chocolate chip cookies then watch movies while you eat them. You could also carry on the theme by using Halloween themed cookie cutters … Read more

Blogtober 2021 is here!

Blogtober 2021 is Here!

I’m not entirely sure how October has arrived already but it has and the weather has definitely changed to match the new season. As I’ve been working on blogs (both my own and my clients) a lot in recent months I decided that I’d have a go at Blogtober this year! 😬 The idea is … Read more

Preparing Your Child For School

Preparing Your Child For School

My little boy Dinosaur has just turned 4 which means he will be starting school next September. In theory, this is a long way off but in reality, it will be here before we know it! For one thing, we will need to submit his school application between November 2021 and January 2022. That application … Read more