Monthly Archives: July 2011

Monsters and Imaginary Friends

My 2 year old has recently become pre-occupied with monsters, sometimes she is a monster, sometimes there is a monster in the room but she mentions them at least once a day.  I was fairly sure that this was a … Continue reading

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Hamlet Passes on the Love – Persil Pass on the Love Picnic.

Hi, I’m Hamlet, a much loved  and very special pig.  I have been to many places including Cornwall, London and Italy.  Being a pig I quite like being dirty, consequently I have never been washed. Today however, I have received a … Continue reading

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Free or Low Cost Summer Activities for Children

I was recently asked by Netmums to suggest some of my favourite free or low-cost ideas for keeping children entertained in the summer holidays.  Below are a small selection. Things for Keeping  Active   We particularly like woodland walks where the kids like … Continue reading

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Bristol Zoo 175th Birthday – Big Village Fete

What a fantastic day we had today at Bristol Zoo.  To celebrate their 175th birthday Bristol Zoo organised a Big Village Fete, hosting a multitude of local talent, stalls and crafts.  It could have been a washout looking at the … Continue reading

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Barry Island – A Strange Phenomenon

I am completely intrigued and bemused by the phenomenon that is Barry Island. I grew up in Barry and Barry Island has always conjured up a Morrissey lyric This is the coastal town that they forgot to close down. So … Continue reading

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Lauren Child

I was going to write a very different post but have decided that on reading an email with a link to the new Lauren Child website that it needed to be shared. I am a huge fan of Lauren Child, … Continue reading

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Wedding Singer / Things that Could go Wrong on your Wedding Day.

This weekend I sang at a friend’s wedding, both in the church and later at the reception with my lovely 7 year old daughter.  This is the thank-you Message that the bride posted earlier, I thought it was beautifully written … Continue reading

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