A Dairy Free Chocolate Brownie with fewer calories, fat & cholesterol – who can resist? Here’s an easy to make recipe which I defy you not to enjoy them! Read More
Can you teach children to be competitive, and if you do are you shutting down their compassion? My Mademoiselle was looking forward to the cross country race at school. She wanted to beat her own personal best which last time saw her narrowly miss out on a place on the team. This time, she told me, Read More
*Disclaimer: This 30-second post is LOUD! All you need to know is our school gave a violin to every 8-year-old in the class. Mademoiselle’s had just one lesson. On the positive: she’s enthusiastic and so happy; she’s learning a new instrument which is a good disciple for learning….but it’s a VIOLIN! I really must be more supportive *inserts Read More
RETURN is my Word of the Week. No surprise really, considering my Little Shires went back to school.
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Shoes This week we’ve regrouped; spending time together & chilling with friends as we gear up for the return to school. It’s also been peppered with the final back-to-school need – new shoes. We seem to have spent literally hours in shoe shops this week as each child required multiple shoes, trainers, boots…the list goes Read More
Having put all the effort into planning the 1st part of the summer holidays these last two or three weeks can cause a little holiday fatigue. Here are my Top 5 Ways to avoid peaking too soon & without spending oddles of dosh! Read More
I make no apologies, I’m shouting loud & proud about my little ones.
When they thrust into my hands their End of School reports, little did my Little Shires know they’d bring me to tears *in a good way!* Proud? You betcha I am!
My Sunday Photo for 10 July 2016 was taken after a fun day at our school fete. Cracking into the Coconut we won at the Shy was challenging to say the least! Read More