Pondering Playtime // Christmas Lolly Stick Reindeer Craft

December 7, 2018

*This post contains affiliate links Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen a brand new book,  A Big Cheer for Wayne Dear by Richard Morrell, and we’ve made some cute little lolly stick reindeer Christmas decorations to go with it.   A Big…

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Decorating the Christmas Tree with The Christmas Forest

December 5, 2018

We were recently gifted a beautiful 6ft Nordmann Fir Christmas tree and stand by The Christmas Forest, which arrived last week. I was so excited to have a real Christmas tree as, aside from a few years ago when I rescued the school one which was going to be shredded, we’ve always had an artificial tree.   I don’t know if it’s because M is…

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Living Arrows {2018} 49/53

December 3, 2018

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up…

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{AD} Buster Bikes Balance Bike Review

November 30, 2018

As M moves further into toddlerhood, we’ve been starting to think about the ‘bigger’ toys that she might need and the skills that she needs to develop next. Matthew loves cycling to work and getting out for a quick ride on his road bike. M has seen this and expressed an interest in cycling from an early age. Obviously, we want her to learn to…

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Baby and Toddler Christmas Gift Guide

November 28, 2018

We’ve been so fortunate to try out some lovely toys and other baby and toddler products this year, so I thought I’d pop them all together here in a quick one-stop-shop for anyone doing their Christmas shopping. Gifts for Babies Jiggle Laa Laa Soft Toy       Both of my girls love this * toy, which suggests to me that it would make a…

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Living Arrows {2018} 48/53

November 26, 2018

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up…

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Pondering Playtime // Gluten Free Stained Glass Window Biscuits

November 23, 2018

  Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen .   After the microwave salt dough stars that we made a couple of weeks ago, M had been asking to make some star biscuits. We were sent a baking gift set from Messy Me…

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