Happy International Women’s Day, to celebrate I’m sharing a digital postcard as part of the #lastingchange campaign that’s being run by the marvelous Team Honk and Sport Relief
Team Honk is about bloggers raising money and awareness for Comic Relief. To celebrate International Women’s Day #iwd2014, Tanya, Annie and Penny are in Tanzania finding out how donations to Sport Relief last year have created female entrepreneurs and #lastingchange for women, their families and communities and beyond – rippling out #lastingchange in Africa. [Read more...]
I am so excited to be sharing this interview with Rachel Goswell today to celebrate International Women’s Day. Team Honk are running a blog prompt about inspiring women, Annie from Mammasaurus interviewed me (I’m still kind of in shock about that one to be honest) and I really wanted to take part too, I thought hard about women I know that inspire me and Rachel was my number one choice to interview. I was actually really nervous about asking her so I’m super pleased that she said yes!
For those who don’t know her, Rachel blogs over at An Exeter Mum, which is one of my favourite blogs. Her son has CHARGE Syndrome and Rachel has campaigned for the rights of deaf people and their families, she’s also a great gardener and keeps chickens. Rachel is also in Slowdive, a band that have recently reformed, very strange to read The Guardian late at night and see someone you know in there! This summer Slowdive will be playing at Festivals from Lattitude in the UK to ones in Barcelona, Paris, Norway and Chicago. She really is a rock and roll mama and I hope you enjoy learning more about her! [Read more...]
I thought it would be a nice idea to write a post to celebrate World Book Day. At first I thought maybe I’d write something about my life as an independent bookseller, or why I really don’t mind Amazon. Then I thought maybe I should write about good, virtuous books to read with your kids. And then I thought no, everyone will be doing that, and besides, why not just be honest? We have a stupidly large amount of books for The Toddler but his favorites all make me cringe a tiny bit. So these are his favourite books right now. These are my Totally Inappropriate Books To Read With A Toddler, but hopefully by the end we’ll all agree it’s ok really? Hopefully?!?
We were given this book as a gift for The Toddler when his sister was born. He loves it. I love it. Really. I’ve learnt to embrace a love for the cheese of the Rangers, you kind of have to when you read it every night. Only one issue, this: [Read more...]
Whoop, it’s Tuesday! I’m super relieved to have made it here having spent far too long this last week curled up with flu, LOTS of fun with two kids! Anyway, all is good now, its Tuesday, it’s time to share some Pinterest loving and I’m writing this listening to Fleetwood Mac. Win.
This week I’m sharing some fabulous rainbow craft ideas that some lovely bloggers shared last week. All of these would be great to try out to celebrate St Patricks Day or just to put a smile on your face, everyone loves a rainbow, right?!
With St Patricks Day round the corner I thought that making a card to celebrate would be a nice opportunity for me and The Toddler to mess around with some paints. ‘Making’ is his current favorite thing to do (other than being Batman, obviously) and with the weather being less than 100% at the moment this was a great indoor project that we could do.
One of my most pinned to boards on Pinterest is my one for sharing recipes, I love to try out things that other people are recommending rather than just buying books from famous chefs. This week I thought I’d share three foodie posts from last weeks Tuesday Tutorials.
This chicken and sausage gumbo from My Life of Travels and Adventures looks gorgeous and I’m a huge fan of one pot cooking – less to wash up!
After spotting these gorgeous feathers a couple of weeks back in my local fabric shop I knew I had to have them! I’m a little bit obsessed with making garlands (so much quicker and more fun than proper bunting I think) so a feather garland seemed like the perfect thing for me to make!
I am back in the swing of shopping local and charity shopping, the staff in my local haunts know me and my kids. I’m hoping this is a good thing?!
Didn’t buy the unicorn. Still regretting it. There is a taxidermy shop opened down the road in Leigh on Sea with an actual real zebra in it. I am beyond desperate to go but how does one explain taxidermy to a three year old? [Read more...]
We’ve been annual pass holders at the Sealife Adventure Aquarium in Southend for about six months now. At first I wasn’t sure about joining it. The Toddler’s first visit has been very brief with his main interest being in the penguin shaped bins. Nothing wrong with penguin shaped bins at all (actually, they rock), but I’d rather hoped he’s be more interested in the fish. However as he’s got older, now reaching the Big Boy age of three his interest in it has grown and it’s become a great place to have on our doorstep.
Obviously the penguin bins are still a big deal (he hugged them today. Nice.) but now The Toddler is also starting to show an interest in other things and managed to listen to a whole talk about seahorses as well as watching them being fed. Who knew their digestive system worked quite that fast? We watched puffs of ‘smoke’ shoot out the backs of their heads! [Read more...]