Thursday, 24 April 2014

16/52 The GraceFaith year long art project

Choosing a favourite piece of art, each week of the year

Blow into water based paint with a straw until you have lots of bubbles, then press card lightly on top of the bubbles and leave to dry. Add essential cotton wool tail for Easter bunny. You might want to give him an eye too?!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Easter, family & origami

So Easter was chocolate-filled, friend-filled and family-filled, and the school holidays were a great break. Mainly great as I spent much of it with my long lost sister Kate who has been visiting from Ecuador. It is two years since her last visit and catching up with her, her other half and my nephew, has been refreshingly good. Indeed, we have spent more quality time together in the last three weeks, than we have in the last ten years. We needed too. Distance and children have brought us closer, and I like the way it feels.  

Our break was also spent doing days out - you can read here about 
London zoo. Then there was Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge and 
The Science Museum in Winchester, both of which my nephew of 8 years proved the perfect age for. I didn't think either of these places were so great for my toddler, although Sofia did love pushing buttons at the Science Museum. (But then, doesn't she always?!) Esme was interested in both. 

There was also a trip away to a 5* hotel - The Luton Hoo, which I'll be reviewing for LIFE AS IT IS next week. Esme and Sofia enjoyed their time off, even if my little one was bent on biting her big sister for a lot of it. (The dummy and cot continue to be missed sub-consciously). Sofia begins Montessori in a couple of days, not sure how that is going to go. I feel she is so ready for nursery. Question is... is nursery ready for her?

The GraceFaith girls especially liked their brush with luxury, and are still trying to fold the end of our loo roll into a triangle... really, as if going to the toilet wasn't already enough of a mission with two small kids, the last week has seen origami incorporated into the experience. We're working on this bird next...

Picture credit:

Musings of a 5YO

Esme: You're my most favourite Mummy

Sunday, 20 April 2014

London Zoo - A thought-provoking review

I knew the girls were always going to have a good time at the Zoo, that was a no brainer. But me? I don't particularly like zoos, they've never felt the same after visiting Africa. However, I decided to check out London Zoo with my girls - and am delighted to say, that on the whole it really was a great day out. It's just a shame it's not all that cost effective... 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Off to @zsllondonzoo today...

...haven't been for years. Hope it doesn't disappoint. Not wild about caged animals, which is why I love so. To say the children are excited is an understatement. I just hope my 2yo Sofia Faith can stand the pace.