Windmills, dragon’s eggs and colour #littleloves

Windmills, dragon’s eggs and colour #littleloves

It’s been a busy week here. The week was busy but fun and this was followed be three hectic days in work. So yesterday was a busy day at home catching up on the washing and other jobs. I think we are almost all well again. My husband was in bed all weekend so I spent the weekend with the girls and my parents.

Saturday was spent gardening, shopping, washing the car etc. On Sunday we went to Blackpool to review the sea life centre. Once out of the aquarium we drove down to Lytham and enjoyed fish and chips and explored this windmill.

Anyway here is what I have loved this week.


It’s no secret that I love colour and Instagram so it won’t come as a surprise that I loved reading Morgana’s article on colourful family life Instagram accounts she loves. What did come as a surprise was when Hannah from make, do and push said her favourite hashtag was #mycolourfulkids (the hashtag I set up). I love the hashtag too of course but it was a lovely surprise to hear a blogger I really admire loves it too!


Fish swimming at Blackpool sea life centre (click for my full review published yesterday). Sorry but I’ve not watched much tv or youtube this week. We were invited along to review the sea life centre last Sunday. We had a lovely couple of hours exploring. Even E was happy in her pushchair for so long as she seemed mesmerised by the fish.


We went to forest school last Friday, potentially our last one. We can’t make the last 2 before the summer break and then F starts school in September. There might be one or two summer ones so fingers crossed. After that, I think we’ll try and attend some of the monthly family events on a Sunday.

This week was dragon themed and after going on a treasure hunt for dragons, the kids made dragons eggs and drop scones. F really enjoyed the baking and the whole session really. I think we’re both going to miss our Friday mornings in the woods.


One minute we’re in summer clothes, the next it’s pouring down!


F had her last settling in session at her school on Monday. She came out happy but couldn’t really remember what she’d been doing. She was keen to show everyone at nursery her painting of a pig though. I’m going to take this as a good sign that she enjoyed herself.

And lastly …

Today is F’s preschool graduation. She’s very excited about the magician and party before the ceremony. I’m looking forward to the ceremony too, although I’m sure I’ll cry.

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  1. July 14, 2017 / 8:11 am

    I love the Forest School! Such a great idea to get the children outside. Sounds like F’s last settling in session was a success! Hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

    • Claire
      July 16, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      It’s a great way of encouraging kids to get outside. I’m going to miss our forest schol trips.

  2. July 16, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    I saw your photo of F’s graduation on Instagram – how cute! And lovely that a blogger you love and enjoy feels the same away about your own content. I hope you’ve been enjoying a lovely weekend.

    • Claire
      July 16, 2017 / 6:15 pm

      Thank you. She did look very cute in her cap and gown. We’ve had a lovely weekend thanks. Hope you have too.

  3. July 18, 2017 / 11:21 am

    I still can’t believe we were both in Lytham at the same time! Small world, eh?
    I’m off to read your Sealife review now. We went back when Noo was a toddler (a long time ago!) and it was so grotty. I’m so pleased it’s been updated and look forward to seeing what it’s like now.
    Have a great week xx

    • Claire
      July 22, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Small world indeed. It certainly wasn’t grotty in the sea life centre on our trip.

  4. July 20, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    The forest school sounds fantastic, next year at school Little Man’s class will have a weekly session at our local forest school which I think is a great idea. I hope the graduation went well, I remember being fine at the assembly but when I picked up my youngest from pre school for the last time I had a little cry, it had been such a lovely and supportive place for us all. Have a good week.

    • Claire
      July 22, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      Little man is very lucky. Our nursery is very supportive too. Our youngest is still there though but I know F will miss it.

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