Are you a Bonfire Pisser?

I’ve recently noticed a few ‘bonfire pissers’ around. Definition: people who ‘piss on other people’s bonfires’ - a metaphor for putting people’s ideas down. I’ve noticed both men and women doing it but perhaps in different ways. Couples do it to each other, friends, colleagues. There could even be different categories including: blatant, subversive, jokey... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Bloggers

There are a lot of bloggers out there! I’ve only been doing this since February but many have been going for years. I’ve obviously been having a nose at the competition and as with anything, there really is the Good the Bad and the Ugly! There are loads of different categories about everything you can... Continue Reading →

A Visit to Corinium Museum

Did you know that Cirencester was the second largest Roman city after London? Or that it has a great museum full of interesting exhibits for both adults and children? I guess, if you live in Cirencester you probably know about the Corinium Museum, but it’s worth a visit even if you live further away. Ed... Continue Reading →

Are We Doing Too Much?

I took Ed for his first swim lesson this Sunday morning. We got there early and sat waiting, observing the bustle of parents picking up and dropping their kids off poolside. Past swim experiences have been about having a splash about but I felt that he really should start lessons at 3-years-old. Why? I pondered... Continue Reading →

15 Best Children’s Books

We can all spot a good or bad children’s book, can’t we? As an English teacher, I would consider myself quite discerning when it comes to books for adults, although we all have our personal choices. Similarly, when it comes to children’s books, I believe there really is the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ and I... Continue Reading →

Have we found the Gruffalo’s house?

One of Ed’s favourite things to do is finding sticks. So, a walk on Crickley Hill, Birdlip is ideal for us and I’d highly recommend it for other families. We visited on a beautiful morning in April. It’s only a 15-minute drive from Cheltenham town centre and you really can ‘get lost’ in the woods.... Continue Reading →

Rainy Day Activities

As Ed sat in front of the TV while I completed a pile of marking today, I felt a bit guilty. Only a bit. Then I thought, I'll have a look in my '200 Boredom Busters' book (which I've never used) for some things to do for the rest of this (rainy) week. Whether I... Continue Reading →

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