Books

What book am I reading now?

As a kid, I used to love to read books by anybody and everybody. My favourite was the books by Enid Blighton and especially ‘The Enchanted Wood’ and yes, now I’m an adult the very idea of calling two characters ‘Dick’ and ‘Fanny’ and then the golliwogs who I think appeared in one of the… Continue reading What book am I reading now?

Parenting

Free-range parenting

I saw part of ‘This Morning’ on Tuesday, where they were interviewing two ladies about free-range parenting. If you don’t know ‘Free-range parenting’ is basically allowing children to have a bigger rein over their own autonmy and emphises children’s independence. Something I am all for. However! the one lady interviewed lives in a rural area… Continue reading Free-range parenting

Kids · Parenting

Our afternoon out at Sandwell Valley Country Park

Yesterday, despite the cold weather and the lack of sunshine me and the Mr decided to take the youngest out to Sandwell Valley Country park.  We actually went for a walk and for some lunch however this is not the only thing that you can do here. The weather was dry but Oh So Cold!… Continue reading Our afternoon out at Sandwell Valley Country Park

Money · Parenting

Free things to do in and around Birmingham

As parent’s it’s always a challenge looking for something to do with the kids, regardless of their age(s) without breaking the bank. So many places to go require an entry fee nowadays and sometimes when we just don’t have the money it is easier to stay in than get out of the house and go… Continue reading Free things to do in and around Birmingham