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Love this book! Norman the slug with the silly shell!

“Norman the slug with a silly shell” by Sue Hendra has been one of my favourite books for quite a while, so I was very pleased that Tom enjoyed it too when I introduced it to him when he was 2-3 years old ish. 273 more words

Great Reads

Honey, I blew up the minibeasts!

Our topic for one of the Summer terms was minibeasts….. now I still love basing learning around topics, especially when you can thread through children’s interests without too much phaffing. 489 more words


One too many kids birthday parties.

I love a good party. From designing the invites to making games, themed food and quirky party bags, I always throw myself into it. For the last three years I’ve held my son’s birthday parties at home. 665 more words


Hip, hip, horray for Superworm!

Superworm by Julia Donaldson is a favourite in this house! Superworm is definitely super, saving baby toads, providing entertainment for bees and saving a drowning beetle! 285 more words

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It's fallow!

It’s not being lazy, it’s having a fallow year!

This year, gardening has taken a back seat.  We have a path cut through to the shed but other than that the grass hasn’t been cut.  215 more words


Hopes and fears

Being involved in crowdfunding certainly is an adventure! You have enormous hope that you will achieve the outcome you dream of; and where there’s hope, there’s fear. 356 more words


Exciting news: stretch target!

Thanks to the support of people like you, dear reader, the #saveDiscovery crowdfunding campaign has been doing well! As I type this post, we’ve passed the $26,000 mark, out of the $30,000 we needed to help Discovery survive:  376 more words