Year of the Rooster

We got a new fairy tale book from Usbourne this week and it included an adaptation of a traditional Chinese story of the magic paintbrush. S wanted to make dragons and I suggested we make pearl and jade dragons to match those in the story. I learnt that a tradition to celebrate Chinese New year is to…

Speedy pizza

A quick lunch and fun activity for the kids rolled into one! I had some wraps left over from a falafel tea last week and decided to turn them into a speedy lunch idea. The kids love getting involved in cooking and pizza is an easy (and minimally messy) meal for them to join in…

Kritharaki

My husband is half Dutch and half Greek and has lived in many places growing up. I love new foods and trying new recipes and this has combined to mean our staple family meals are an eclectic mix! One of our family favourites hails from Cyprus, where my in laws now live in their retirement….

Baby (and toddler) wearing

I bought a Connecta carrier for K when she was around a month old after struggling to get a good position with a stretchy wrap. I had previously used my stretchy wrap carrier when A was small so I could be hands-free at playgroups and soft play with S, as she was 18 months when…

M is for mirror book

I saw a blog post about mirror books while researching the Spielgaben set (I love the idea of the Spielgaben set, but I need to research it more before commiting to buy as it’s quite an investment!). I had an A4 sized plastic mirror in my craft stash from an Alice in Wonderland-themed miniature garden project a couple of…