Creating a sensory garden

I’ve always loved visiting parks with nature trails, arboretums with their variety of trees, and National Trust style gardens featuring formal, walled and wild meadow areas. I feel like there’s something soothing about spending time outside somewhere green, with lots of colourful, scented plants or trees, and the sound of birds or a stream nearby. […]

The gift of time

I have been given a rare treat this afternoon – the gift of time. This sounds strange, but let me explain. I usually spend my days running round like the proverbial blue-bottomed fly, dashing between the kitchen – making up bottles, snacks, getting breakfast/lunch/dinner prepared, or doing the washing up / putting laundry on, before […]

Naughty step, you have been naughty

Toddler has had the ‘terrible twos’ for months now. At least that’s the label we like to give his behaviour that includes tantrums, hitting, throwing his toys and just generally being obnoxious. I’ve tried reasoning with him (according to one Health Visitor, you can’t really reason with children under the age of 3), telling him […]

Wow Toddler, you’re 2.5!

Hot on the heels of Tiddler turning 5-months recently, Toddler is now 2.5! This past year has been such a roller-coaster, with me suffering from pregnancy tiredness and emotions being all over the place (we’d also just moved house, so lots going on), and Toddler happily playing and being the sweetest little boy one minute, […]