Halloween's Coming

I love Halloween. Long before I had children I loved dressing up and going to parties and themed events. My favourite costume was the marshmallow man. I bought a white boiler suit and glued marshmallows all over it. Although I loved how this costume looked, it wasn’t the comfiest outfit. I used 5kg of marshmallows to cover the whole suit. 5kg was hanging from my shoulders throughout the party and after a while my shoulders started to ache. It was [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on October 4, 2016 Activities 1 Response »
Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

I often wish that we lived nearer to the seaside. I love walking down a beach and there is something so lovely about a never ending horizon. I would love to live near a deserted beach that nobody else knew about. Unfortunately I don’t think there are many of those about. Fortunately my parents live in Blackpool. It is definitely not deserted but it is a lot of fun! We went to visit them recently and we had a lovely [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on August 2, 2016 Activities 13 Responses »
Bow & The Shaving Foam

We go to a lovely sensory play session on a Wednesday morning. Each week there is a different theme. Last week’s theme was the weather. We made rainbows with coloured ribbons, tried to freeze things with our wands and there was even a foam machine for when the weather turned wintery. At the end of each session there is messy play. Bow wasn’t a fan of the ice cubes. Every time he touched them he instantly pulled his hand away [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on June 28, 2016 Activities, Fun 8 Responses »
Share A Smile - Enid Blyton

Bob and I are reading The Wishing Chair together before she goes to bed. I love Enid Blyton and I love being able to share them with my daughter. She seems to enjoy each chapter and she understands that we can’t read the whole book in one night. She also doesn’t seem to mind the lack of pictures. At first she would ask where the pictures were but I explained that you didn’t get as many images in the more [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on December 19, 2015 Activities, Smile 22 Responses »
A Very Sparkly Piggy Bank

Bob has no concept of money. I keep trying to make her understand the value of things and I am hoping that soon she will start to understand. At the moment if something gets broken or damaged she says, ‘That’s alright, we’ll buy another one.’ I really dislike this attitude and I am working hard to change it! Here are some financial tips that I am using to help Bob understand the value of money. 1) Compare The Value Bob [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on September 23, 2015 Activities 30 Responses »
Jul 092015
Friends Reunited

A couple of months ago we were invited to the opening of a new Beano themed play area at the Old Brickworks Brewers Fayre near Bradford. Bob had an amazing time and she has loved Dennis the Menace and Gnasher ever since. She has fond memories of the day and is always asking if we can meet Dennis again. When we were invited to the opening of the new play area at the Dalesway Brewers Fayre in Keighley I knew [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on July 9, 2015 Activities, Reviews 2 Responses »
Share A Smile - Pony Trekking

My nephew came to stay with us at the weekend and we decided to take him and Bob pony trekking. Bob has ridden a Shetland pony before but she has never been on a proper trek. There is a place near us called Kilnsey Park and there is a trekking centre nearby. I rang up to book the shortest ride they did. As it was suitable for children aged 4 and above I thought the 30 minute ride would be [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on June 13, 2015 Activities, Smile 29 Responses »