Blogger Chat with Mamabearofone

If you’ve watched Jamie aka Mamabearofone on her Instastories (of which she posts quite a lot!) she comes across as funny, relatable, honest and also perhaps a bit ‘dizzy’ at times. I imagine this adds to the feeling that most people get while viewing that, ‘she’s just like me!’ But this mama is actually far... Continue Reading →

Who do you think you are?

  How far can you trace your family back? Do you know your ethnic or ancestral roots? Does it even interest you? I didn’t have any clue as my mother is adopted and my paternal grandfather is unknown. I’ve never been that interested but recently I took a DNA test with MyHeritage and found out... Continue Reading →

Cheltenham Science Festival Coming Soon!

We are lucky to have so many festivals on our doorstep and did you know that there are always lots of opportunities for kids to enjoy them? This year at the Cheltenham Science Festival (5-10 June) presenters include, CBeebies stars Maddie Moate and Dr Ranj, Blue Peter’s Steve Mould and BBC Gastronaut Stefan Gates. The... Continue Reading →

Dinosaur Spotting at Birdland

Last Bank Holiday Monday we went to Bourton-on-the-Water which was a sweaty heaving mess of people. Like most places around the country I guess because it was so hot. Anyhow, we escaped to Birdland which was also busy but we found some sanctuary in its new ‘Jurassic Journey’ spotting dinosaurs. Regular readers will know Ed’s... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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