Five Minute Elf / Advent 2019

Well, well, well, it's that time of year again. Social media is starting to ping with festive posts and this weekend sees 1st December swing around. In this house that means the return of Laurie the Elf (Ewan named him when he was 3!) but if you don't do the elf don't worry, you can … Continue reading Five Minute Elf / Advent 2019

Spellings (the five minute way!)

When your little ones start school the chances are they will be sent home with spellings to learn. Now each school has their own way of doing this - some start in reception, some later. Some do tests that they take seriously with points and rewards offered for those who achieve top marks (not helpful … Continue reading Spellings (the five minute way!)

Guest Blog – Five Minute Crafts

Now, those of you that know me and this blog well will think...crafts?! WTF....? I know. I am not crafty. We have a craft box and occasionally I grab it down from above the kitchen units but that's often to rummage through it looking for something for a game I've thought up. Occasionally we paint … Continue reading Guest Blog – Five Minute Crafts

Two Wrongs Can Be Alright – Guest Blog

Hello folks! Apologies for not blogging for a while. The summer holidays with two small people is really taking a hit on my laptop time. I'm pretty certain you can all empathise. However fortunately, although I am not able to cobble together enough sensible sentences in between shouting "no you can't have another ice cream" … Continue reading Two Wrongs Can Be Alright – Guest Blog

Oh God, Baking with Kids…Guest Blog

...yep that's what I say too. And I used to LOVE baking. I found it relaxing to potter around the kitchen under a cloud of flour, slowly piping buttercream into swirly patterns. Now? "Oh god, put that spoon down, no not in THERE, let Mummy do this bit, can we just LISTEN PLEASE, where did … Continue reading Oh God, Baking with Kids…Guest Blog