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Noddy and Rupert bear racist?

    I couldn’t quite believe it when conducting research for this blog. Could it be true – were Noddy and rupert bear racist ? Writing this on the eve of World Book day,  not just a chance for parents to play top trumps with costumes, but an opportunity to invoke a love of literature in our children. I always have been and always will be a… Read More »Noddy and Rupert bear racist?

    Our road map out of lockdown

    Our summer holiday Plans

      Boris announced that there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel and a new roadmap to get us out of lockdown in June 2020 and this meant that “staying home” would be no longer be a requirement . Since then parents have been planning to make up for lost time and making incredible memories with various things getting in the way – I’m getting… Read More »Our summer holiday Plans

      Lockdown through the eyes of a toddler

      Lockdown through the eyes of a toddler

        In retrospect The last twelve months have been traumatic for everyone. As adults we are able to explain feelings of loneliness and isolation, and pick up the phone to communicate with other people who understand. I’m pausing now to reflect on how it’s been with a toddler. The terrible two’s are a real thing, and during this time they learn new things at an exponential… Read More »Lockdown through the eyes of a toddler

        What a year it’s been

        What a year it’s been

          Christmas Day has been and gone, I sat looking at the Christmas tree on the evening of 27th December feeling down that Christmas was over and that we have nothing to look forwards to. The news has rumours of another lockdown and tiers with more restrictions and there’s even talks about school closures. For a long time I’ve been waiting to see the back of… Read More »What a year it’s been

          Here we go again...

          Here we go again…

            I can’t quite believe that we’re heading for another nationwide lockdown. It barely seems like five minutes since restrictions were lifted and we could head out to the zoo for Arlo’s birthday. It’s safe to say that we have really made the most of the summer, following all of the rules with social distancing we have been to all of our favourite places including the… Read More »Here we go again…

            30 Thirty Day Challenge Ideas

              I have been browsing the internet for 30 day challenge ideas and have collated some of my favourites …. thirty of them in fact! I’m not sure I’ll be able to stick to them all but on days when motivation is scarce hopefully these will give me some inspiration. My top tip is to find a group of people – the girls WhatsApp chat, your… Read More »30 Thirty Day Challenge Ideas

              The pandemic stole my identity

              The pandemic stole my identity

                Last Thursday evening I did the nursery pick up run, and I had a bit of a revelation. Like most people we have time slots for collection of our children and so I sat waiting in my car to avoid the rain and I picked up the phone and caught up on the group chat with some of my mum friends whilst waiting. One of… Read More »The pandemic stole my identity

                The Rainbow Trail

                The Rainbow Trail

                  A little project we have been working on recently is to give something back to our local community. I have been using all sorts of inspirational quotes as captions on our Instagram page and I also recently designed a rainbow t shirt for Arlo. You might have also read some of our scavenger hunt activities which have been going down a treat during lockdown –… Read More »The Rainbow Trail