“Who are important people?” Freya asked the other day. It was ridiculously hot and we were sat on deckchairs on our balcony, trying to cool down. As her question was a bit out of the blue I thought for a few seconds and then said: “The prime minister, doctors and nurses, suffragettes...erm....” “What about Barry Scott?” … Continue reading Turning Five, Finally.
As much as I like the lifestyle living in a flat gives us as a family, it was lovely being able to open the backdoor, while we were staying at my parents' house last week, and let Freya play in garden - and so easy. I'm grateful to have lots of green spaces around us and … Continue reading Five Tips For Helping Young Children Enjoy The Great Outdoors.
For her first school trip Freya went to...Tesco. That’s right, the supermarket. Apparently it was The Best Day Ever. They got to go through doors you’re not normally allowed to enter, wear paper hats, bake bread and learn about all sorts of food. It sounds amazing... and not at all like the exact same place … Continue reading Another Parenting Chapter: The School Trip.
“I'll always be able to count on you, won't I mummy?” Freya asked. We were sat at the dining table where she was drawing before dinner. “Of course. Always.” I answered, gently rubbing her back. She looked up from her work and smiled sweetly. What a lovely mother/daughter moment. “Not when you’re dead,” she added. … Continue reading Talking About Death With A Four-Year-Old.