Living Arrows 29/52 {2019}

July 22, 2019

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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7 Food-based Tuff Trays

July 19, 2019

Rice, lentils and cereals make for some fantastic sensory experiences. I use dry foods a lot in our tuff spot, and the girls always enjoy playing with it. So, without further ado, here are seven great food-based tuff spots for you to try. Cereals Farmyard Tuff Spot This farmyard tuff spot did take a little while to set up, but it was definitely worth it…

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Living More Sustainably: Attempting to Save Water

July 17, 2019

I wasn’t really sure what to write about today, but given that I’ve just uttered the words, “turn that tap OFF, please!” for the umpteenth time today, I thought I’d go with my efforts to reduce our water usage! Some of the things I’m going to say might sound a bit daft, but I do think it’s helping to reduce the amount of water we’re…

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Living Arrows 28/52 {2019}

July 15, 2019

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 // Train Set Tuff Spot

July 12, 2019

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 to set up a tuff spot using the girls’ train set, to go with the classic favourite stories from the Thomas the Tank Engine series. In the interests of full disclosure, I will mention that we…

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19 Goals for 2019: Six Months’ Progress

July 10, 2019

At the start of the year, I wrote myself 19 goals for 2019. Most of them are ongoing, so I thought I’d write a progress post to keep myself accountable and remind myself of any that I may have forgotten! Here’s how I’ve been getting on, six months in. 1. Overpay the mortgage We’ve taken our foot off the gas a little bit with this…

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Living Arrows 27/52 {2019}

July 8, 2019

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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Hi, I’m Jules. I’m a 30-something teacher, currently at home being mum to M, two, and baby B.

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