It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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I am normally the first to jump up and down and do a hula dance as we herald British Summer Time and the longer, lighter evenings but even my usually unlimited enthusiasm for this positive time of year is dampened by the enduring bitter cold. Seriously, did someone move Mayfair Towers to Siberia when I wasn’t looking? Britain was colder than Lapland this weekend FFS! Continue reading

What did the kids really want for Christmas?

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…as the survey also found that a whopping 79% of us parenting types said they thought creative play was fundamentally important for our children’s development, here are my three top tips for making it happen without compromising on the colour of your sofa covers! Continue reading

Book Review | Little Books for Little Stockings

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I don’t think I need to tell you how much I love books or how important I think bedtime stories are in helping children to learn to read and develop a life long love of learning from books full stop. So you can imagine my pleasure when Egmont, the children’s publisher of such delights as Thomas the Tank Engine, MR. MEN and other favourites, sent me an early Christmas gift of three of their new Christmas titles… Continue reading