• Visiting Santa at Parndon Wood // Parenting

    Christmas this year has been completely different from previous years, for one thing I was told directly by my daughter that Santa was indeed real because her teacher told her so, not being something that I have done in my house due to it never being a thing when I was growing up I decided to not do ‘Santa’ for my children and instead let them make up their own minds. One I was told he was real, naturally I went all out on it, prepping what Santa was going to bring and planning a fun trip to a local nature reserve that had flown in Santa for the day. Parndon Wood is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year, we often visit to see the wild life and enjoy a little walk around the woods, located on the outskirts of Harlow which is the town I live in and next door to the crematoria it is a quiet and peaceful place to enjoy nature, seeing that there was going to be a Santa I booked up tickets straight away to take my children along, they also had  crafts to do which is something I was interested… View Post

    Autumn Bucket List – Conker Collecting

    At the start of the month, I shared a little post on what to do during the autumn season, things I had planned to do with the children and along with that I wanted to share just how many we managed to do. Conkers, also called Horse chestnuts which after some googling I found out that they are part of the lychee family, and I guess looking at them, you can sort of see it. Last year we went conker collecting later in the year and unfortunately there wasn’t many left, so I made it my mission to do it sooner rather than later and enjoy the season a bit more. This time Robin got to get out and collect them too which she enjoyed, however in her sweetness she would call them acorns rather than conkers but that didn’t take away any of the fun she had. We stayed local and made it into a fun little walk as a family as that doesn’t happen very often with Mr S away for many weekends so it was a lovely little family adventure full of beautiful red conkers. We took along a little plastic bag but because of the sheer… View Post