Caldecotte Lake


At the weekend we packed up a picnic and decided to go on a walk, as a family we love getting out the house and finding new places to explore. We originally set out to go to Willen lake, as we have been there before, but when we pulled up the lake was packed, and we couldn't get parked. So we decided to go to Caldecotte lake instead, we have had a meal their at the Caldecotte lake, but we haven't actually walked around the lake. 

Our Holiday To Hemsby


Before we had Emily, our go to UK holiday was Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth. It is a place that is so close to mine and Sam's heart, Its the place we visited for our first holiday as a couple, we go pretty much every year and we even went when I was pregnant. It is somewhere we have always wanted to take Emily as we knew she would love it, and this year we got the chance. We planned to head down to Hemsby for the weekend of my birthday, we ended up staying Friday till Wednesday, and honestly - none of us wanted to come home. I was so worried as to how Emily would react to staying in a new place, but she handled it like a pro. The caravan we always stay in about 5 minutes from the beach. 

In The Night Garden Live


Flicking over to Cbeebies (channel 121 - you can tell how much we do this) everynight at 6.20 has become routine for most parents, I'm sure. It definitely has for us, it is Emily's favourite show, and it has been since she was tiny. Makka Pakka is Emily's favourite character, she absolutely loves copying his little dance. I have to admit, as much as the catchy songs get stuck in our head as parents, whenever I hear the theme tune to In the night garden I'm flooded with good memories of snuggly cuddles, and sleepy smiles. I dread the day when Emily doesn't cuddle up to me to watch In the night garden anymore. 

Ice Skating Peg Animals


I am a huge fan of Twinkl, we have been using the learning resource website for quite some time now, and I have a few craft blog posts coming up. The Twinkl website has such good resources for parents, childminders, teachers and nursery practitioners. The resources have been really useful and I have enjoyed using them with Emily. Naturally when I heard about Enkl, I was interested and wanted to see if I could use the resources in a sensory play activity with Emily.

Emily's 22 Month Update


Oh 22 months, first off I can't believe that this crazy little monkey has been in my life for 22 months, and secondly, tantrums. sigh. They have made a appearance, I have to admit they could be a lot worse than they are, and for the most part they are caused by frustration. 
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