Hide & Seek…

Or, 24 things I have had to hide from my toddler today… So, we are at the Beady Little Eyes phase of toddlerdom at the moment. Munchkin wants everything all the time, even at the most inopportune moment, naturally – and has developed a razor-sharp sniper vision for spotting some teeny-weeny corner of something she simply-must-have-right-now-absolutely-now-or-the-whole-world-will-implode….

Toddler Trail…

Last week, Munchkin and I headed over to Dyrham Park with friends for one of their weekly Toddler Trails – a free event for the under 5s during term time, featuring activities, crafts, songs and discovery in the Park’s glorious gardens. After negotiating our way down the very steep slope from the car park, in…

Cow girl…

A spontaneous moment with the cows… One of the (many) things I love about living in the country, is how close and accessible nature is. Munchkin is mad for animals at the moment – especially farmyard ones. And cows are a particular favourite. Near us, Minchinhampton Common is a piece of common land where cows…

Walking, walking everywhere…

Toddlers toddling…. I am so enjoying Munchkin walking about. Her ability to be able to explore her world and choose what she wants to see and touch is clearly so liberating for her, and it’s fantastic to watch her ambling along, excitedly squealing as she sees something else she wants to investigate. In this last…

Sunshine Shenanigans…

Five fabulous things we’re doing in the sunshine this week… Taking a dip: The open air pool in Cirencester has a gorgeous dramatic setting, high stone walls and views across the town, while the pool is filled with natural spring water. The setting dates back to 1869 and there’s a really fab days-gone-by feel to the place….

Signs of Easter…

As Easter approaches, I wanted to reflect this at home. While we’re having a relatively quiet Easter, it’s still the perfect opportunity to welcome the new season into the house and change out the red and burgundies of winter colours, for the yellow and pinks of Spring… I started with tulips, daffodils and potted primroses using…