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Transform Old Blinds With Art

Have you ever wished you could transform old blinds at little cost? When I moved into my home the previous owner had very kindly left her old blinds. These were a Godsend at first, enabling us to have privacy and in the coming months warmth due to their thickness. The colour and design of the […]

Children's vegetable plot

Creating a Children’s Vegetable Plot

If you are considering creating a children’s vegetable plot this post is for you… The transformation had begun with the creation of a raised table – somewhere the slugs might not find too easy to reach and somewhere a small vegetable patch could be created quickly and easily. The raised table was to become a […]

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Storytelling weekend for Grandparents

For those who enjoy escaping into a good book, you can enjoy a great story at anytime with your Grandchildren, and pass on your passion for the written word. If you enjoy the pleasure of reading to your children or grandchildren then  weeks like National Storytelling week or National Book week (which will be celebrating […]

Save the day for Grandparent’s Day

For those of you like me who have reached the stage where you are Grandparents – you will know that it crept up on you and that you feel absolutely no different age wise as a grandparent than you did before. What you do feel in my case is incredibly lucky. I have so much fun being […]

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Science can be fun for kids

Keeping the little ones busy and entertained can be a challenge with the changeable UK weather. So I was delighted to discover a whole world of fun at the bottom of our garden this year. The small pond had been blessed with a family of frogs and was filling up fast with frogspawn. Well aware […]

Kitchens are creative playgrounds

There are lots of amazing sites that I love to follow online for cooking inspiration such as sophiesscran.com I read how the experts do it and am always inspired to have a go. I ams not sure if this is because I love cooking or eating – maybe a bit of both!

Grandmas bedroom retreat

Vintage and modern interior style I took a look in Dunelm this weekend and as I walked in I was confronted by a really lovely display. The colour and style of this range is a gentle duck egg blue scattered with blossom and birds.

Start the weeked with a tea party

At 7am Saturday morning what could be more fun than a tea party!! One of the advantages of being a grandma is that you have done this before and you can be prepared. So the night before setting out a play changing mat (giving the waterproof protection that I thought might be needed)  I arranged […]

Easter Craft Preparations Begin

Easter Sunday this year is on 27th March, so it is approaching at speed. If you are like me, Easter is a family occasion. An opportunity to gather everyone round for celebrations, fun feasting and chatting. Everyone usually gathers at mine, and this give some a great opportunity to plan themed food and crafts that my […]