Natural Childhood

Going Ape in the New Forest!

There is nothing that The Boy loves more than clambering up a tree. It provides a real sense of achievement and connecting with the natural world in that manner really grounds the soul, uplifting and revitalising the body. Last weekend we travelled down to the New Forest for my mother-in-law's 70th birthday celebrations. This involved […]

The Museum For Trees

She looked at me aghast, her eyes wide in horror at the mere suggestion, "No no! They can't climb trees! We're a conservation area! They might damage the trees, plus of course the danger to themselves!"

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Play & Craft

Beach Memory Jars

Memories made at the beach last a lifetime. As far as I'm concerned, this is completely true! However, sometimes it helps to have a little something to aid the memories. My sister pointed out a glass jar to me recently which had 'Sand from our favorite beach' printed on it. I really liked the idea, […]

Summer Holiday Boredom Busters

Within the next week or so, all school-aged children in the UK will be on Summer holidays, American and Australian children are already enjoying the break. How long before the cry of 'I'm bored' sounds out? I've put together a collection of posts for Tuesday Tutorials this week which should help alleviate that frustration!

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366 #04

Welcome to 366 Photo A Day Project linky. This linky covers round-up posts for the week or one of your favourite photos of the week. I've written a post providing tips for completing the project, always ask one of the regulars for help if you're stuck. The 365 linky only works because of people linking […]


Hexbug Nano V2 (Review)

Over the past few years, I've spotted the craze that is Hexbugs and debated buying a set for my son. Recently, he was sent a Hexbug Nano V2 set to review, and this was perfect timing to find out whether to invest in expansion packs for Christmas or not.

Yankee Candle: Reindeer Carousel Advent Calendar

I'm sure that I'm not the only parent who spends an awful lot of December creating fun activities for their children, building up the excitement of the season and ensuring plenty of enjoyment and memories are created. I don't know about you but The Boy usually has a chocolate advent calendar and then he also […]

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