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Rainy Bank Holiday Monday
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Rainy Bank Holiday Monday

Well it’s Bank Holiday Monday so it had to rain right? I’m still thinking how lucky we were with the summery weather a few weeks ago and the gardens probably need some rain. We had planned to walk from my inlaws house to Forty…

1st May 2017
capel-manor-sisters-april-2017
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Sisters, April 2017

  April has all been about sister time what with the school holidays starting on the 1st April! Though I’ve noticed that Imogen has been a bit frustrated with having to share her home space and there is the usual bickering, they’ve mostly enjoyed…

15th April 2017
easter-egg-hunt
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10 Traditions To Start This Easter

  Looking for inspiration of things to do with the kids over Easter? We’re already half way through the Easter holidays here, though I know many kids have only just started the holidays. I feel like we’ve done all the Easter crafts already and I’ve…

9th April 2017
Johnson's Baby Bedtime Products & Routine
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Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Range

  A couple of weeks ago, whilst we were mid-bathroom renovation dust and mess, we received a gorgeous wicker basket from Johnson’s with some of their bath products to try and a lovely soft blanket. I had to put it all away until last…

28th March 2017
Spring days & new dresses
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Jumping into Spring

  Wahoo, first day of spring! And we’ve woken up to rain boo. Good for the garden I suppose. We did get out yesterday and the girls had a lot of fun in our friends’ garden bouncing on the trampoline. I love a trampoline…

20th March 2017
Red Riding Hood Pantomime
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Red Riding Hood Pantomime – An Easter Panto for Enfield

Pantomimes are not just for Christmas – oh no they’re not! A pantomime production of Red Riding Hood is coming to Enfield’s Dugdale Centre for Easter and we had a sneak preview of the show when it ran at Hoxton Hall just before Christmas. Based…

28th February 2017
Biscuit Love Jammie Dodgers
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5 Simple Valentine’s Themed Crafts

  If you are looking for some crafty / baking type inspiration for half-term then here are 5 simple Valentine’s themed ideas suitable for kids of all ages. 1. SALT DOUGH HEART DECORATIONS This was the first time we’ve used salt dough – it…

12th February 2017
100DressUpIdeasWorldBookDay2017
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100 Dress Up Ideas For World Book Day

  It’s not long until World Book Day 2017 (Thursday 2nd March!). If you are looking for book related dress-up ideas then look no further! Here are 100 ideas below ranging from DIY options that a child could do with a bit of help or ideas…

10th February 2017
Audley End Miniature Railway Fairy & Elf Walk
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Our 2017 Plans

  I’m pretty excited about 2017 already. I mean we’re still in holiday lull mode here (until tomorrow!) and 4 days in I can’t say it’s been life changing yet … BUT plans are afoot for quite a big year and here’s why: 1.…

4th January 2017
2017 Memory Jar - A New Year's Project
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2017 – In Our Hands

  I wanted to share a little New Year project that I put together with the kids. This combines two ideas I’ve seen in past years, the first being a time capsule and the second an ongoing memory jar for 2017. First, we drew…

3rd January 2017
Family holiday in North Norfolk 2016
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2016 In Review

  There’s an oft told saying that when it comes to parenting little ones – the hours are long (though the hours asleep are never long enough) but the years are short. 2016 has flown by again, time has passed so quickly in a…

30th December 2016
Father Christmas Visit at Springtime Nurseries
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Santa at Springtime Nurseries

  We went to see Santa at Springtime Nurseries last week after school. Springtime is a local garden centre that completely becomes a Christmas destination at this time of year with fabulous displays, reindeer, huts selling mulled wine and hot chocolate, a snow globe, a…

22nd December 2016
Nativity Angel
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Nativity Angel

  Another festive weekend here and we finally got our tree! Feels late for us this year. Then Seren took part in the Nativity service yesterday at a local church. She was one of the angels (in obligatory tinsel) and took to it without…

12th December 2016