Friday 30 August 2019

Making A Sustainable Change

Plastics, wet wipes, recycling, rubbish, bee decline, climate change. All of these things are mentioned in the news regularly and the truth is as a country, a nation, a planet, we've got problems. Although politics take up most of the news right now, we have other big issues too and one is the environment.

Bee resting on a purple flower

Wednesday 28 August 2019

August Giveaway!

It's a little late in the month but let's see it out with a competition! This month I'm giving away a £20 Amazon voucher!

Close up of a phone with the Amazon logo on it's screen

Monday 26 August 2019

A Very Snowy Christmas - 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas Week 9

Welcome back to A Very Snowy Christmas, 25 Weeks To An Organised Christmas.

As we enter week 9 we continue with the diary planning and appointment making, so grab your diaries and let's get started.

Festive scene with Christmas tree and presents with Week 9 in the forefront

Friday 23 August 2019

Return To Wordsworth House

Back in 2016 we visited Wordsworth House with a very little JJ. Having missed it on our last visit we decided to return this year on our most recent trip to the Lake District.

One of the many National Trust properties in the Lake District, Wordsworth House sits next to the river in the heart of Cockermouth. Birth place and childhood home of the Poet Laureate, William Wordsworth, the house is fixed in the 1770's and even has traditional food to try in the kitchen!

Little boy sitting on steps of a grand house

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Understanding The Early Years Curriculum

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The Early Years Curriculum, or the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a learning framework set by the UK Government. The EYFS is important in preparing children for later schooling. For many children this journey begins as they start nursery, play group or with a childminder. At a private nursery in Surrey, Banstead Prep, children enter into EYFS at the age of 2, where they believe that a secure, safe and happy childhood provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow.

Pot of multi-coloured wax crayons

Monday 19 August 2019

A Very Snowy Christmas - 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas Week 8

Welcome back to A Very Snowy Christmas, 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas. As we head into week 8 it's time to get the diaries out as we make appointments and plans for the festive period.

Festive photo of a christmas tree, gifts, with week 8, A Very Snowy Christmas in text across the front

Friday 16 August 2019

19 Books For 2019 - The Life Of Rylan by Rylan Clark-Neal

Can you believe it! I’ve read another book and this one I read in a few days. Maybe it was the piece and quiet and lack of tech on our holiday or maybe it was simply because it was such a good read.

Book 4 of my 19 books for 2019, was Rylan Clark-Neal’s autobiography, The Life of Rylan.

Book cover of The Life of Rylan

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Why You Should Encourage Your Kids To Read

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There are countless benefits to reading. Reading helps us to learn and it can help us to relax. Reading is also used as a form of entertainment. Whether your child reads to learn or for pleasure, a prep school in London share a number of great reasons why reading should be encouraged by parents…

Side view of a pile books

Monday 12 August 2019

A Very Snowy Christmas - 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas Week 7

Welcome back to A Very Snowy Christmas, 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas. This week is week 7 of our Christmas prep journey, and with the current damp and dreary weather it certainly feels like Christmas is closing in!

Graphic showing a Christmas tree, presents and edge of a fire place with week 7 across the image

Friday 9 August 2019

Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

Nestled in Derbyshire, Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, combines a historic country home and childhood memories of the past.

Arriving at Sudbury over a bank holiday weekend we found it to be quite popular. With the car park situated across the road from the main hall and museum, the walk takes you on a picturesque view up to the property.

Child running in front of a country house

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Beach Scavenger Hunt - British Beach Edition

Lots of you love my spotting activities and there's one for nearly every season, the seaside and even Halloween and Christmas. Spotting activities are ideal for keeping the kids entertained as they look out the window on long car journeys asking 'are we there yet?!', or when they get bored whilst out for a stroll, but what about when you'd like to keep them entertained elsewhere?  Perhaps at the beach or in a forest? Maybe add in a little adventure too?

Well, this is where a scavenger hunt comes in! So, for the first time ever welcome to the Mummy Snowy Owl Scavenger Hunt!! As it's summertime and lots of us will be off for a paddle at the seaside, I thought a beach scavenger hunt was the perfect way to start.

British coast with a pier in the distance

Monday 5 August 2019

A Very Snowy Christmas - 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas Week 6

It's a brand new week, so it's time for week 6 of A Very Snowy Christmas, 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas.

Festive scene with a christmas tree and gifts, with week 6 text in the centre

Friday 2 August 2019

19 Books For 2019 - This Is Going To Hurt By Adam Kay

Reading 19 books for 2019 is not the easiest task I've ever set myself but we're getting there! I'm now three books in, having just finished This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay. 

This is going to hurt book cover with title in large text and a doctors coat hanging in the background