in search of the gruffalo at alice holt

Last weekend the boys were invited to go in search of the Gruffalo at Alice Holt by their Aunty Sarah. We set off on the trail through the woods looking for the main characters from the book by Julia Donaldson with is illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Was this the Gruffalo? No, Just Uncle Sean hiding […]

homemade rock pools

We’ve been at Grandmas this week and so today I had a nice long sleep In the morning. By the the time I came downstairs Grandma and the boys had recreated the rock pools that we had been crawling around yesterday. This one is obviously not a rock pool, but actually the beach with the […]

pizza express party

Last week was the last day of nursery for our eldest. He’s now graduated to Infant school and had to say goodbye to some of his classmates. His best friend at Nursery is going to different school next year, but as it happened on his last day of school was also his birthday. I wasn’t […]

earning his spurs

Not being a Spurs fan, I was not overjoyed that the boys support Spurs (blame the wife), however the smile on our eldest face, when a package arrived this week with his name on it and the Tottenham Hotspur badge on the outside, lasted all weekend. The boys are members of another national supporters club […]

cardboard aquarium

What to do when the boys want to make something and we have run out of space to make any large cardboard creations, so we looked in the book (365 Things to Make and Do – Parragon Books) and settled on a cardboard aquarium. This is a very straight-forward project. 1. Start with a shoe […]

goodwood festival of speed

One of my friends had some tickets for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy, but a day out with the guys in the sunshine was not to be missed. I know very little about cars, and so I haven’t titled all of the pictures.

the new forest

A few free days for the whole family allowed us to jump in the car and head down to the New Forest and the local coastal area for a bit of R&R. Last year we went for a night to Beaulieu for a night to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary and wanted to go back […]

chocolate wrapper kites

Grandma was here last week and promised the boys a treat one day. Almost every time that we go to the supermarket the boys ask for a box of Roses, like we had at Christmas, so their wish came true. My youngest couldn’t quite remember the name of the chocolates and so kept asking for […]

imagination movers in concert

Today is a very big day. We have been following the Imagination Movers on TV and listening to them in the car for more than two years. A week after we left Dubai they played two concerts and we were gutted, but didn’t tell the boys as they would have been upset. Having never toured […]