Cupcake Tuff Tray

Cupcake tuff tray messy at the end of play.

It’s National Cupcake Week, which I thought would be a good opportunity to create J some food sensory play. I have been a bit pre-occupied during the last couple of weeks and so J hasn’t been doing many focused sensory activities. This cupcake tuff tray is a great sensory activity for J as he can play with food in a safe environment with no expectation to try to eat the food unless he wants to. J loves to help me prepare food but he has fallen out of love with baking since I found the convenience of an electric whisk. Hopefully the cupcake play will help to inspire J ready to bake my birthday cake in a few weeks!

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Autumn Sensory Walk FREE Activity Booklet

Autumn Sensory Walk activity booklet - child throwing leaves over them.

Autumn is well and truly here now and there is so much going on in nature at this time of year that it is the perfect time to go for a sensory walk. Every year as we enter autumn and wave summer behind I feel sad and struggle with the transition – I love the sun and the heat and being outdoors. However, once autumn has settled in I begin to love it too. The bright blue skies, the still warming sun, the changing leaves, being blown around so much my ears hurt, splashing in muddy puddles, fireworks, a log fire – there is still so much to love about autumn after all!

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Southern Spain: Top Family Destinations for October Half Term

It is feeling like Autumn is most definitely here already! I woke up to a chilly 6 degrees on the south coast today and that means getting out my gloves and scarves for the morning dog walk. Therefore, it is no surprise that I am dreaming of sunshine and warmer climes and have already booked my autumn getaway. If you are still unsure about where to head to for your Autumn family holiday I have three destinations that I highly recommend. This week I focus on the warmer climes of Spain.

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How to Choose a School for Your Child

How to choose a school. School books in a pile with an apple on top and coloured pencils on the table by the side of the books.

It is that time of year again. School place applications for September 2019 opened on 1st September 2018.


This year it is your turn to choose a school for your child, but you haven’t walked into a school since you left as a teenager so how do you pick? With Ofsted reports, league tables and friends with older children throwing different bits of advice your way it may seem rather overwhelming. Where should you start?


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#InstaLinky Week 12

#InstaLinky badge tonal oranges with Instagram photo image in the middle, title above and weblink for hosts below.

Welcome to #InstaLinky Week 12

Here at #InstaLinky our goal is to get your beautiful Instagram feeds seen and some of the attention they really deserve!

We run from Sunday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add up to FIVE INSTAGRAM POSTS throughout the week!

Join Katie (Mummy in a Tutu) and I in a community of snap happy bloggers!

Link up and share all your experiences, successes and failures, laughter and tears.

All posts welcome!

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