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Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child

This is a guest post by Suburban Dad. Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child, By by, lully lullay Oh, how we just want them to sleep! Parents will go to extraordinary lengths to calm a baby; some drive around the … Continue reading

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Holiday Hama

The big three and I spent this morning shopping, which was successful but quite tiring.  It was so cold, and my back was bad, but we got everything done, and I was cheered up by two things that happened in … Continue reading

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This week

This week I have been getting excited about our new Tuff Spot and its potential for messy play.  I think I am enjoying it as much as the children are. watching the big three perform in their Dramabuds play (as … Continue reading

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Chocolate Easter Nests

As I have mentioned in previous posts, we have made two batches of chocolate Easter nests.  As the second batch was much more successful, mainly because it was done in less of a hurry and with appropriate quantities of ingredients, … Continue reading

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Easter crafts and an egg hunt

This weekend we are staying at Granny and Grandpa’s again.  We arrived on Friday evening, and before we were even out of bed yesterday morning the children were talking about the Easter crafts they would like to do.  Rabbit and … Continue reading

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Easter nests and lemonade

On Wednesday we made our first batch of chocolate Easter nests.  I did it with Rabbit and Tiddler and they had fun, though the results weren’t brilliant.  I knew they wouldn’t be because we didn’t really have enough chocolate, and … Continue reading

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One Tuff Spot, 11 children and a lot of rice…

We got the Tuff Spot out again for Home Education Group on Wednesday afternoon, and the children really enjoyed sharing it with their friends.  I told them we would be playing with rice, and helped them to choose some suitable … Continue reading

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Playing with flour in the Tuff Spot

In common with quite a few other bloggers, I have been inspired by Jennie at Edspire to buy a Tuff Spot, or cement mixing tray, to add a new dimension to our messy play.  It arrived last weekend, and on … Continue reading

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At Granny and Grandpa’s house

Last week, from Tuesday to Sunday, we were at Granny and Grandpa’s house.  During the week, Daddy and Grandpa weren’t there because they were working, but we were all together again at the weekend.  These are just a few of … Continue reading

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The Big Bang Science Fair

This post is written by Owl. On Friday 15th March we (mummy, Monkey, Rabbit and I ) went to the Big Bang Science Fair at the Excel Centre in London.  We went on four trains to get there, and waited … Continue reading

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