The Alternative Advent Calendar – National Kindness Day

It was around this time last year that I heard one of the families in our school was on the verge of being made homeless. Through a few unfortunate circumstances, they had gone from a middle-class family with two working parents and three happy children, to divorced and jobless with bailiffs at the door and children who didn't know where their next meal was coming from.

Having taught all three girls, it was more than I could bear, but the only thing I personally could do to help was donate to the local foodbank that I knew they would use. Since then The Boy and I have been food shopping in Aldi several times and we make an effort to take it to the church, where they explain the foodbank to him and he sees how the process works.

Earlier this week we went shopping again.

Food Bank Donation

[Read More…]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Natural Childhood

Catch A Falling Leaf

It shouldn't really be that hard should it? "Can you sprinkle some leaves over his head please? It'll be a fabulous Autumn photo!" said I to Mr. TBaM last weekend at Lacock Abbey.

Hallowe'en At Hendrewennol

When you find somewhere that works for you as a family, it can be easy to over-visit and wear out your enthusiasm for the place. Hendrewennol is our new favourite place but we're quite fortunate that as it's a pick-your-own fruit farm it is quite seasonal and therefore we can't overdo our visits. We've visited […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Play & Craft

Pompom Craft: Spooky Spiders

When I was a child I used to love making pompoms, and have been eagerly waiting for The Boy to have the fine motor skills to get him started on them as well. I've recently spotted a lot of Christmas crafts on Pinterest using pompoms, but decided to make a more seasonal first attempt with […]

Autumn Treasure Bag

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to get out and about, enjoying nature and all the treasures the season brings. During the month of September, we are forever scavenging for conkers and acorns, finding colourful leaves and spotting squirrels, with our pockets fit to bursting with the fruits of our labour. When we were […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


365 #46

Welcome to 365 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 […]


Christmas Story Books (Review)

One the first day of December I change over every one of The Boy's reading books in his downstairs bookshelf for a Christmas book; over the years we've amassed a fair few! New books are wrapped up and tokens to receive them are placed in his home-made advent calendar, he manages to have a new […]

"The Spirit of Christmas" by Nicky Benson (Book Review)

Christmas storybooks are a magical thing that help build the excitement of the season, exploring the world of Father Christmas and the elves in a way that children can't really witness. That magical moment when Father Christmas descends down chimneys all over the world, spreading love and happiness, is one that books and films can […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...