JoCraft, Family Life

Snow scene with snowmen and a penguin

Do you love the idea of a beautifully selected craft box dropping onto your doormat to enjoy with your children? I do! So I am excited to introduce you to Debbie and her company Squidgydoodle. Debbie sent us a Winter Wonderland craft box to review*.  The boys are delighted and absolutely love it. I confess I am very taken too. … Read More

Things To Do Whatever The Weather

JoFamily Life, Lifestyle

Playing games as a family

We Brits talk about the weather a lot. A lot a lot. Seemingly this can be somewhat confusing for others but let me try to explain this continuing theme. Put to one side that it is considered a polite (read: unlikely to cause a major argument) topic of conversation, it is also on occasion a necessary and interesting one. We … Read More

#30DaysWild – Week Four (plus one)

JoFamily Life, Lifestyle

Hover fly on a white flower

I cannot believe that we’re already in July and the #30DaysWild challenge has finished for the year! We have thoroughly enjoyed getting out and closer to nature and will continue to incorporate this into our adventures over the coming months and years. We’ve enjoyed learning more about the world around us too, delving into non-fiction books regularly, sharing our knowledge … Read More

30 Days Wild – Week Three

JoFamily Life, Lifestyle

Sunset over fields in Warwickshire

We have continued our #30dayswild adventures this week with some lovely walks and observations. So, here is our week three round up: Day One: I started the day with a walk in a local park. It really comes alive at this time of year and was teeming with birds and minibeasts. There are deer in this park too although I … Read More

30 Days Wild – Week Two

JoFamily Life, Lifestyle

Apples on tree

You may be aware by now that I am involved with the #30dayswild project this year . If you read my post from last week (here) you will also know that I am publishing a weekly round up of everything ‘wild’ that we have been up to over the previous week. So, week two… Day One: Finding nibbled pine cones … Read More

30 Days Wild – Week One

JoFamily Life, Lifestyle

Sunlight streaming through a canopy of trees

If you read my last post or follow me on my Cup of Toast social media accounts (or both!) then you’ll know that this year we are excited to be taking part in #30dayswild. A full post will follow later in the month, but in the meantime I thought that it would be nice to publish a weekly round up … Read More

Half Term Holidays

JoFamily Life, Parenting

Mallard in stream

Back in March, with the Easter holidays cantering towards us at speed, I shared a few of the activities that I was hoping to undertake with my boys. I kept things calm and manageable as I wasn’t feeling very well at the time. I didn’t know then of course that would still be the case by the summer half term! So, … Read More