Make your own Jewellery Box Craft Activity

It was a cold, rainy day and our twins and I had spent the majority of the afternoon indoors making jewellery. I was sent a make your own jewellery kit to review and then my dad also bought one for the girls which reignited their interest in it!  We made necklaces with their names on and bracelets with colourful beads of all shapes and sizes. It seemed a shame that our girls didn’t have their own jewellery boxes to keep them in though.  Then I had the idea to make our own.  I raided our cupboards for things that we… [Read More]

The vegetable patch in our garden

Growing your own food is one of the easiest, most enjoyable things you can do in your spare time. What’s ever better is getting your children involved too. For me growing our food is a wonderful way of teaching my children where the food we eat comes from. Many children, toddlers especially, have an understanding that their food comes from the supermarket, but they don’t actually know where the supermarkets get the food from.  R and M, our three year old twins, understand that some foods come from underground such as potatoes and carrots, and that some food such as… [Read More]

A swimming trip on my own with our girls

I was so excited to be able to take our girls swimming on my own last week! Not because I didn’t want my husband to come with us, but because as a mum of twins I’ve never been able to taken them on my own before. All of my friends who have one baby enjoy weekly trips to the swimming pool whilst their husbands are at work, but because I have twins I’ve never been able to do to this. Our local leisure centre won’t allow one adult to take two children under the age of four swimming on their… [Read More]

A day out at Hendrewennol Pick Your Own Fruit Farm

The summer half term is here and that means play groups are off so it’s time to find other ways to keep ourselves entertained. I’ve been meaning to visit Hendrewennol, the pick your own soft fruit farm, for over a year, but have never got round to it for one reason or another. However, after checking the weather forecast for the week and finding a dry day, I asked my friend if she wanted to come along with her children to spend the day at Hendrewennol. Just to give you a bit of info about Hendrewennol, it was opened in… [Read More]

How does your garden grow?

This year is the first year that I’ve taken growing my own vegetables and fruit seriously. I attempted to grow some last year, went on holiday for a week and when I came back they were all dead. I’ve learnt my lesson and have done a very small amount of research into growing my own. So far so good! We planted our first seeds at the beginning of the month.  Some tomato seeds, spring onions, carrots and some salads such as lettuce leaves, rocket, cress and spinach.  I decided I’d plant new seeds every two weeks to have a regular… [Read More]

Compost Direct Review

The first day of Spring has been and gone so that means it’s time to get busy in the garden and start sowing some seeds! I tried and failed miserably last year to grow some vegetables, but I didn’t research what I needed to do and then went on holiday forgetting all about my seeds and needless to say they didn’t grow. This year will be different! I have a better understanding of what I need to do! Compost Direct very kindly sent me two 30l grow bags, one 60L vegetable compost bag, one 60L multipurpose compost bag and a premier… [Read More]

Creating Our Own Christmas Traditions

Growing up I remember some specific details about what would happen in our house at Christmas time. Mum would make a Christmas cake every year and it always tasted delicious. We would have the whole family around ours on Christmas day and after opening our presents we would all sit around the dining table together and enjoy Christmas dinner. I remember waking up every Christmas morning to an overflowing Christmas stocking at the foot of my bed. Like most children, I imagine, I hardly slept Christmas eve for all the excitment of what the following day would bring. I swear… [Read More]