Swimming, swimming in the swimming pool!

Swimming

Our children have all swam since they were babies as it is a life skill I think every child should have. We are now at the stage where they are all confident in the water and it is just Sebby that needs a water aid to swim, although I don’t think it will be long until he can swim completely unaided too. Before Christmas Isaac had a trial with Bournemouth Swimming Club who are a competitive swimming team associated with… Continue Reading “Swimming, swimming in the swimming pool!”

A Winter Visit to Kingston Maurward

Alpaca

Like a lot of families, we find January a bit of a struggle financially. Not only is there a longer period between pay dates, but we also have Eliza’s birthday to factor in to the equation too. I am always on the hunt for inexpensive or free days out to keep the children entertained, so when I was approached by Scottish Friendly to show how easy it is to save money each month by discovering affordable days out in my local… Continue Reading “A Winter Visit to Kingston Maurward”

Is the UK supporting outdoor play for our children?

Swing

Kids need to play outside. According to a 2016 study, three quarters of UK children spend less time outside than prison inmates. UN guidelines mandate that prisoners must be allowed at least one hour outside – but our children are getting even less than that. This is clearly an issue, especially in light of the health benefits that come with outdoor play. These include using a larger vocabulary outdoors, promoting creativity and ultimately, helping them get physical exercise. However, do… Continue Reading “Is the UK supporting outdoor play for our children?”

Pureessentiel Anti-Lice Lotion

Pureessential

The kids have been back at school all of two weeks and already we have had the letter home that every parent dreads……….. There have been head lice in a class at school. Head lice are tiny insects that live in hair and nits are the empty egg cases attached to hair that head lice hatch from. Head lice are a common problem, particularly in school children aged 4-11 and I have lost count of the times I have treated my children for the… Continue Reading “Pureessentiel Anti-Lice Lotion”

Kubo and the Two Strings Animation Workshop

Kubo and the Two Strings

A young boy with a magical gift sets out on a thrilling quest to discover his family’s legacy in Kubo and the Two Strings. The latest masterpiece from the animation studio behind the Academy Award ® -nominated films Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls is released on Blu-ray ™ and DVD on 16th January from Universal Pictures Home. From acclaimed animation studio LAIKA Kubo and the Two Strings is an all-new epic adventure starring the voice talents of Academy Award® winners Charlize… Continue Reading “Kubo and the Two Strings Animation Workshop”