18/09/13 10:20 Filed in: Kids Activities | Kids Crafts
15/09/13 18:57 Filed in: Day to day chat | Home
Autumn is home to some pretty perfect Sunday’s. They don’t need much effort to be great.
They usually need a lazy lie in, brunch which is always just that little bit better than an ordinary breakfast, I mean brunch allows for bacon to sneak in, maybe a pancake, probably maple syrup in fact any combination of food more exciting than porridge or toast.
After that brunch it needs a nice walk and fresh air, Autumn is very different to the days out of the summer, there never seems much pressure to go far, to travel to see things, Autumn always calls for close to home and exploring what’s around you.
Today brought blackberry picking in the local country park and walking absolutely miles in the pouring rain and splashing in puddles and tramping through mud and it being nice. Yes, nice, just nice to be outdoors amongst the trees which are just starting to turn colours, looking for conkers and acorns and spinners. It’s nice to see the children enjoying exactly what I remember being so exciting about autumn when I was a child.
After that walk for hours in the rain it always needs a big dinner, a roast or really tasty stew (indeed the type that comes with dumplings) and always pudding, not ever dessert, pudding. Today was blackberry crumble dolloped in gorgeous vanilla ice cream….
It usually needs a glass of red wine. Now it’s autumn all wine should be red, it’s the *rule*.
It always needs a bubble bath, it always needs candles and it always needs stories reading at bedtime.
20/08/13 13:26 Filed in: Daisies & Pie
Things have just been a little quite at Daisies & Pie over the summer. We’ve just been so busy suiting ourselves and visiting lovely places and decorating bedrooms and eating gorgeous food and working really, really hard on the new Daisies & Pie website.
About that website…. it’s starting to look really good, it’s incorporating loads of new things that readers have emailed and asked for and with another few weeks…. (or so….) of really hard work and less making of cake I think it’ll be ready for a little airing.
I’m really pleased with how things are coming along and hope you’re going to like what we’ve done.
31/07/13 08:48 Filed in: Kids Activities | Home | Kids | Art | Craft
After a walk collecting pebbles on the beach, these stone creatures make a lovely activity for children and a great decoration for their ‘plant it, grow it, eat it’ gardening projects. what you need:
- a selection of pebbles - all shapes and sizes
- a packet of felt tip pens - we use Sharpies as the colour stays bright.
what you do:
- simply choose stones which look a little like the creature you want to draw and decorate them, good creatures to choose are hedgehogs, spiders, caterpillars, ladybird, bees and mice, but you could do anything you fancy. We’ve used our creatures to decorate a box of salad leaves we are growing.
Fifteen great ways to keep a toddler busy for 5 minutes with very little effort.
Download our handy printable sheet below & stick it on your fridge. 5 Minute Toddler Activities