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Rock star party

As G turned 10 last week (how did that happen!!) he decided he wanted his party to reflect his love of music. We looked at recording studio parties but all his friends didn’t want to sing and he though the … Continue reading

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Winter day out

Today saw our first visit of the year to a National Trust property – we are starting early! With freezing weather forecast we needed somewhere with great outdoor space and indoor activities that would hold the children’s attention. So Quarry … Continue reading

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The first day of advent

Over the past few years we have created and used an Advent Ring on each of the 4 Sundays of Advent. It’s provided a precious pausing point in the pre Christmas madness so we decided to do the same again this year. As before we’ve … Continue reading

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Campfire activities – S’mores

At every campfire we have we now have S’mores. I’ve posted about them before but you can never have enough S’mores it seems! A great American campfire tradition there they are usually made from Grahams crackers. We use Rich Tea instead. … Continue reading

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Campfire activities – Bread

As Bonfire Night arrived we decided to make use of our campfire and do lots of campfire cooking and bonfire activities. So this week I’ll post a few of them here in case you want a bit of winter campfire fun. Let’s … Continue reading

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Festive Foodbank

As Christmas approaches one of my ‘targets’ is to make sure the kids (and myself) don’t get so caught up in all the trappings that we loose focus. Some of this is keeping focussed on the Christmas Story. But its … Continue reading

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Autumn Spice Playdough

Over half term we made this simple autumn play dough recipe reflecting the smells and colours of autumn. We used our quick and easy play dough recipe as the basis. Here it is! 1 1/2 cups of plain flour;  1/2 cup … Continue reading

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