Those Three Special Words!

Little O is a bit of a chatterbox. What he says isn’t always the clearest or makes the most sense but he gives it a go and generally I understand what he’s saying, and those around us have learnt his language too. I have to admit I’ll be a bit sad when he learns the proper words for some things as his version of them always makes me smile. A few of my favourites are: “Uh oh” which means dog (we have 2!) So funny when he’s telling them off, “no no uh oh!” “Inky” means water. I think this…

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Who Do You Want Teaching Your Kids?

When I first started this blog, it was primarily to be a way to record my boys early years, and whilst I figured my job would creep into it from time to time it’s starting to become a bit of a regular fixture on here. I’ve already blogged today but after seeing this advert tonight I couldn’t not respond! I am a Maths teacher. I studied Maths at GCSE and A-level. Okay, I did an Economics degree, but within that was a high Maths content. I went on to do my secondary Maths PGCE and have been working as a…

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Supergran To The Rescue!

I have fond memories of feeding the ducks as a child. I used to go with my grandad to Bents. (local garden centre) for lunch and we would ask at the cafe for the loaf ends that weren’t used to make sandwiches and feed them to the ducks at the on site pond. So whilst today was a crisp autumnal day it seemed the perfect time to take my little man to feed the ducks. We wrapped up warm and headed off to a local park. We walked hand in hand, kicking the leaves and made our way to where…

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My Christmas Wish List

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and hubby asked me last week what would I like. Seeing as one year he bought me a bookmark with a light on (and thought he’d done pretty well), here are a few ideas: (starting top left) We both love coming home and putting on our “comfy pants” and these gorgeous PJ bottoms from Fat Face fit the bill entirely.  Perfect for lazy days in the Christmas hols. I’ve a bit of a thing for glasses, our cupboards are full of them.  But my bloke is a dropper so we have a lot of…

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The Truth About Children’s Parties!

On Saturday we hosted our very first children’s party as my little boy turned 2. It was one of the most nerve wracking events of my life so far, far more than when I got married. You generally know what to expect at a wedding and adults will usually behave in a reasonable manner. Kids parties were an unknown quantity. Well, we survived and I’m thinking of making myself a badge to wear with pride, “I’ve survived a Children’s party!” So after the past manic week this is what I’ve learnt about children’s parties: 1. Bouncy castles are worth their…

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