Butterfly, Labels, Transgender and Bullies

This post is probably going to be a long one, but if you can bear with me and make it to the end, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. This post is a bit of a random mash of thoughts I’ve had this week, but somehow they’re all closely related. Stick with it! Butterfly My husband and I recently watched the ITV drama, Butterfly. Image source Butterfly follows the journey of 11 year old Max who reveals to his family that he has Gender Identification Disorder. Put simply, Max was born a boy, but he feels… [Read More]

Raising Butterflies with InsectLore

At the beginning of the summer holidays, I wrote a post detailing how we’d be trying to complete as many of the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 activities. One of the things on the list was to raise a butterfly. After my sister did this last year using a kit from InsectLore, I decided to do the same thing. After ordering the kit online from Amazon, we needed to send off for our caterpillars. You can choose the date they get sent out to you. Our caterpillars arrived quickly and our girls were very excited!… [Read More]

Butterfly Ball at Pughs Garden Centre

Thinking of things to do to keep children entertained over the summer holidays can be time consuming! When one of my friends suggested we visit Pughs Garden Centre in Radyr, Cardiff, for their butterfly ball, I jumped at the chance! I’ve been to Pughs before, twice actually, for their Christmas experience – which is great by the way! This time around we took part in some crafts, butterfly style! This is an event we needed to book for, and tickets cost just £5 per child. The butterfly ball workshop was inside a new wooden lodge, which I totally want in… [Read More]