National Trust’s Hare Hill

National Trust’s Hare Hill

We have been members of the National Trust for a few years now, and we really enjoy going around visiting and exploring the different properties. You may have seen some of our posts on other National Trust places - Biddulph Grange Gardens, Kedlestone Hall, Chirk Castle, Charlcote Park and Shugborough Hall. Recently (before lockdown!) we [...]

Accomplishments Through Lockdown

We are 5 weeks into lockdown (I think?? The days and weeks are rolling into one and I'm not really sure!?) and at least 1 more to go! We are doing ok. Doing our best to get work done, keep the housework going, baking, crafts, garden makeover, etc. We've also taken this time to work [...]

Teaching Our Children To Be Thoughtful In A Time Of Crisis

Teaching Our Children To Be Thoughtful In A Time Of Crisis

I'm sure there are a lot of parents who are trying to figure out how they are going to home school their children and trying their best to prepare. I thought I would share something that I am going to be including in our home schooling over the next.....however long!? There is so much craziness [...]

Math Trees – FREE Printable!

Math Trees – FREE Printable!

When I make activities up for the kids, I try to do the same activity but vary the difficulty for the different abilities.  I don't want to make extra work for myself....but at the same time I don't want to give my kids an easy life - after all, they don't give me one! I [...]

5 Sunny Day Garden Activities for Kids!

5 Sunny Day Garden Activities for Kids!

The weather here in England is finally starting to heat up and be a little drier! Here are some fun, cheap and easy ideas for garden activities for kids. Water Painting This is a great activity for all ages! All you need is a pot of water, a paintbrush and an area to paint on! [...]

T-Shirts from Teether.co.uk

T-Shirts from Teether.co.uk

Our 4 Freckled Faces were very kindly gifted a t-shirt each from Teether.co.uk. When I opened them up and got them out of the packaging, I was really impressed with the quality. When the older 3 Freckled Faces got home from school and saw them - the first things they said were "wow, so cool!"  [...]

Introducing Freckled Face Friday!

Over that past few weeks we have been trying to organise this blog and our blogging time. It's been....interesting! We have decided that on Fridays the post will be from one of Freckled Faces. We bring to you 'FRECKLED FACE FRIDAYS'! Myself and Dave would like to apologise now for any craziness that may follow [...]

Fun Colour Sorting Activity for Young Kids

Fun Colour Sorting Activity for Young Kids

So Freckled Face number 4 is loving getting arty and crafty! This morning I really needed to clean the kitchen, so I set up a little activity for her, which she absolutely LOVED and cried when she had finished it! Haha I decided to write the colours on the paper because I wanted her to [...]

Kids dress sense

Kids dress sense

I have never been the kind of mum who tells their kids what they are going to wearing every day.....though I do put my foot down on buying some clothes they suggest! I have, on occasion, suggested outfits but I don't make them wear them.....unless it's absolutely necessary; like school uniform! Here are my reasons [...]