Make your own Summer ‘Snow’ Balls for play!

A hot Summer’s Day and we made SNOW!! Well kind of… This is my new go-to messy play item. Definitely for outdoors only, the shaving cream and corn flour combine to make a soft, squishy, light sensory play material. Miss E squealed with delight when she started mixing it all up and I must say […]

Merry Christmas to all… (and to all, a good night)

Yes indeed, that’s us done for the year. We’d like to extend our massive thanks and appreciation to all of our readers, new and old. Thanks for sticking with us this year and sharing your thoughts with us too – we love to hear from you (don’t be shy)! We’re hoping to launch our new […]

Free {Printable} School Holiday Planner

  It seems each and every school holidays (at least in our house) everyone is happy for the first week and then the kids start moping and whinging “I’m Bored” or “There’s nothing to do”. It can be hard for any parent to keep the kids happy in the holidays – we know!  Sometimes you […]

Countdown to Christmas – How to make Christmas Crackers!

I don’t think it would really feel like Christmas if there were no Christmas Crackers.  Nice ones too – not those cheap excuses you get from most shops nowadays.  I like crackers to not only look beautiful, but to have lovely and useful things inside, not silly Dad jokes and bad Christmas hats (which no […]

Worldly Wednesday: Rich Chocolate Christmas Biscuits – perfect for Santa!

A rich chocolate hit, with a hint of mint. Leave these biscuits out and Santa will be sure to drop by! Chocolate Biscuits with a hint of mint You’ll Need 180 g butter ¾ cup brown sugar 1 egg ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ cups plain flour ½ cup dutch cocoa* ½ cup white chocolate […]