Cruella

At the end of Portobello Road, the street was shut off for filming. At the time I was working not far from there and my Dad came to visit. (Before lockdown obviously) Being bold and brave, my Dad asked the security men what they were filming, to be told it was a baked bean commercial, …

Beano at Kew Gardens

If you go down to the gardens today, you’re in for a big surprise. There are no bears, but Beano is having a birthday party. I do feel like there’s more to books than reading, but there is also more to reading than books. The National Curriculum states that children should read a wide variety …

Guinness World Records

Funnily enough, my nanny child, G8 was reading her Guinness World Record book the other week. Why not hold your own World Records? Use the book or the website, to see what crazy things people have been up to and do your own? Can you make the biggest pizza you’ve ever made? Count who has …

Apple Pie

I can’t say enough how amazing cooking with children is. Home schooling is better when it’s an experience. Not only does this combat all the senses but it targets several subjects in one. Speaking of things they need to know how to do, my 14 year old nanny child had never used a tin opener …

The Spanglish Girl by Natalia Simons

Today’s blog is shining the star on a bilingual author who is seeking to support those children growing up in two cultures. I have been lucky enough to interview her about her book and her journey. How did the book come about?Rewind to over 2 years ago I was in a coffee shop in Spain …

Gingerbread

Merry Christmas my lovelies. If you’re lucky enough to be with loved ones this Christmas, give them an extra squeeze and a little hug from me too. (Only if they are in your bubble, obviously) I’m stuck in tier four on my own and genuinely have started talking to the spiders in my house, they …