For my birthday a couple of years ago I was given a great book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites.
I’ve come to realise over the last few years of blogging that my blog is a very good way to judge how my mental health is doing. Regular posts, happy and upbeat. Missing the personal posts but up to date with reviews and paid work, need a bit of self care. Not writing at all, I’m struggling and need help.
Easter is literally at the weekend, like a few days away. With everything that has been going on recently I am far from usual organised crafty self. Thankfully, as ever, Hobbycraft have the goods to make sure I get to have a little bit of Easter fun over the holidays with the kids.
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about the perfect weekend away I recently enjoyed. Yes, I spent Mother’s Day weekend in Cambridge, without my child!
I do enjoy the chance to craft and I also love the surprise offered by a subscription box. Not knowing what you’ll get, the fun of unwrapping it, then a little project to complete. So exciting. That is exactly what you get with Makerly.
We love Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, it always makes for a fabulous day out. I write about all the reasons we love it recently, you check that out here. As we’re currently in the middle of the Easter break it was on our list of places to visit, especially as they have added loads of extra egg-cellent activities for the holidays.
Last Sunday I was lucky enough to experience a whistlestop cheese making tour at Fielding Cottage as part of a press day. I made my own cheese, got to see how they make their award winning cheeses, eat a lot of it (I was not complaining) and have a look at the gorgeous holiday cottages.
L spent the first two days of his Easter Break at Barracudas Day Activity Camp in Norwich with his best mate. I was so happy to get to work with them this year, and despite being super organised about it, I would be lying if I said I had no concerns. Well now he has been and I am delighted, truly delighted. So I thought I’d share a little bit about our experience.
We’re at the midway point of the Easter Holidays and despite being ridiculously busy with a load of fun stuff, and some very not so fun stuff, I always like to have some quick hit activities ready to go. The Beaker Creature Reactor Pods from Learning Resources are the perfect fun activity that requires no set up, little to no cleaning up and provides a whole heap of entertainment.
As you all know we love BRIO in this house. L has an amazing BRIO collection that he uses with his railway set and also just in general small world play. They get used a lot, so we were really happy to be able to review the BRIO Rescue Firefighting Train.