Halloween without Trick or Treat

Halloween without Trick or Treat

Usually, we would spend our Halloween at a Trunk n Treat activity at church, with friends. Thanks to COVID19, this year, that wasn't allowed. So here is what we did instead. PAINTED PUMPKINS Which one is your favourite?? The kids really enjoyed doing these! They were limited to what they could chose to do, because [...]

9 Fun Spooktacular Ideas for Halloween

9 Fun Spooktacular Ideas for Halloween

Halloween - you either love it or hate it....or not really bothered either way!? I, personally, quite like having a bit of fun with the kids. We keep it a bit of fun, nothing too scary - I'm too much of a wuss! Here are some fun things we've enjoyed doing for Halloween. MONSTER CROISSANTS [...]

8 Autumn Crafts for Children

8 Autumn Crafts for Children

Autumn is here! All the crispy and colourful leaves..... the fresh chilly air.... it's colder and darker....smell of pumpkins. For me, Autumn is all about the colours, the change in the trees, the change in the air, pumpkins, fireworks (good old Guy Fawkes!), fires and cosy-ness! Whilst getting cosy, and looking forward all the fun [...]

4 Easy To Grow Fruit and Vegetables.

4 Easy To Grow Fruit and Vegetables.

I am one of the LEAST green-fingered people ever. We have tried growing fruits and vegetables every year, for the last 4 years. This year was, by far, our most/only successful year! We thought we would share with you what we have found to be the easiest to grow, and some of our mistakes that [...]

Canoeing at Astbury Watersports Centre

Canoeing at Astbury Watersports Centre

Back in the summer we visited Astbury Watersports Centre in Cheshire. We booked a family session online. We had 2 canoes for an hour. When we arrived at Astbury Mere Lake, it was pretty busy with dog walkers and fishermen. The Watersports Centre had a one-way system in place, and they cleaned equipment after use. [...]

Growing Up Means Adapting

Growing up means adapting.......I bet you're singing the song from Frozen 2 right now!? Good ol' Olaf! How wise he is. Today I stood and watched Freckled Face 1 walk off to school by himself. He went off so happy, and I mean SO happy. He could have at least pretended to be nervous or [...]

Advice For First Time School Parents

Having your children start school can be a bag of mixed emotions! Excited, anxious, proud, nervous, and maybe even relieved. That's just us parents! The kids are feeling that, and more. They're still trying to understand and figure out the whole emotions thing too.  So the whole starting school thing might not actually go as [...]

Waterworld During COVID-19

We were fortunate enough to be invited to a media event at Waterworld, in Stoke-on-Trent. What a place!! There was something for everyone, and we all really enjoyed our time there. After we parked and got in the queue, we had our temperatures taken before entering the building. Everyone was encouraged to keep 2m apart, [...]

Back to School Prize Giveaway!

Back to School Prize Giveaway!

I can not quite believe that we are nearing the end of the summer holidays. We still have so much we want to do. In a couple of months all 4 of our freckled faces will be in full-time education!? That is CRAZY!? I don't know about you, but we will be making a list [...]

Kids Say the Funniest Things – Edition One!

Kids Say the Funniest Things – Edition One!

These are just a few of the things our 4 Freckled Faces have said over the years that have tickled us. Oh how I WISH I had remembered to write them all down! Which ones have you heard before too? Which one gets you laughing most?   Mum, if a cheetah gets old...will they need [...]