The junk modelling box

Do you have a junk modelling box? It's just a box of recycling that I add to. Egg boxes, cardboard, milk cartons, brown paper... Joseph has always loved modelling from recycled materials. As always, he thinks very carefully about his design, plans it, discusses it and then gets to work. He creates drums, trumpets, garden... Continue Reading →

Activities for a 16 month old

There has been a big shift in Jude's development in the last couple of months. Physically, he is now walking (albeit wobbly but getting stronger each day) and climbing up on everything. It is very obvious that he is suddenly following instructions and understanding so much more of what is being said to him from... Continue Reading →

Alice the Artist

I recently posted this photo on Instagram and commented on how Alice is always drawn to unconventional forms of art and expression. She has always loved using pencils, crayons, pens and especially paint. From a very young age, really as soon as she was exposed to pencils/pens, she held them correctly and spent periods of... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Father Christmas

I mentioned in my last post about Advent that we don't do Santa with our children. We made the decision when our son was young and it wasn't easy. Going against the norm can be hard but we felt very strongly about why we were choosing to do so. I actually have very strong and... Continue Reading →

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