Half term and it’s raining…..
May29

Half term and it’s raining…..

Having spent Monday making a train with additional carriages (!!) out of cardboard boxes, cable ties and felt tip pen’s for my little boy’s collection of soft cuddly panda’s I felt I needed something perhaps a little less arts and crafts based for yesterday.  I did a little bit of “Google-ing” for inspiration.  So for all of you mums & dads struggling this week to come up with entertainment for your...

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Kindle Fire identification chart
May28

Kindle Fire identification chart

It’s quite difficult to know which Kindle Fire you have sometimes because there are SO MANY of them and they’re so similar!! Our biggest problem with sending out replacement covers is with the Kindle fire because it’s very easy to think you have one model when if fact it’s another.. If you’re looking for a identification chart to tell you which kindle fire you have, please check some of these dimensions...

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Can we get out and stroke them now?
May27

Can we get out and stroke them now?

After a school trip to Woburn Safari with 35 five year olds, I felt I had to say ‘respect to the teacher’. It was only a  20 min coach journey there and already 1 child was sick, 3 had got stuck into their pack lunches (at 9.15am!) , 5 had fallen asleep and 30 had shouted  (repeatedly!) ARE WE THERE YET? Having heard about the recent ‘Longleat Safari’ near disaster  I was a wee bit apprehensive as we entered...

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Fantastic ‘thank you’ letter
May24

Fantastic ‘thank you’ letter

Wow, what a fantastic thank you letter.. We’ve had a number of poems and lots of handwritten letters before, but never with a beautiful picture! It will take pride of place on the office wall. Thank you!!...

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Is it time to text the fridge?
May23

Is it time to text the fridge?

From social media to checking the weather (no 1 British hobby) and even calling friends and family from far and distant lands we now use our tablets and smartphones for nearly everything…….but what is next? Well, with LGs introduction of HomeChat it is now possible to ask your smart appliances such a your washing machine “what are you doing?” and your fridge “do we have any beer?” by texting them....

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Doesn’t get more summer than buttercups
May21

Doesn’t get more summer than buttercups

Gus takes a moment to contemplate and plan his next movement.

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Mother’s Moral Compass
May16

Mother’s Moral Compass

Last summer my little  4 year old boy picked this rose for me and & it was so beautiful I just had to take a picture of it & indeed give it it pride of place in the living room…..only to discover later that it was  “removed without consent”  from our neighbours garden… …I felt inclined to...

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Blowing a Raspberry
May15

Blowing a Raspberry

I think this is one of the greatest affordable “toys” you could get your kids into.  I know, I know, it all seems rather techie  &  if I’m honest as a mum, a bit scary, but  if we’re all in agreement that computers and technology are here to stay, surely something like this allows your children or grandchildren to actually get a hands on feel for what a computer is really about…rather than seeing it...

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