Did you know… Winnie The Pooh

‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’, a true story about a boy and his stuffed animals, whose Dad saw potential for some wonderful, enchanting stories about a tubby bear who loves ‘hunny’! Winnie The Pooh was always a favourite in our house when I was little and, I used to read it to my son was he was a child. Here are some facts that you might not know about the ‘silly old bear’ and his friends in the 100 acre wood. The inspiration for Winnie The Pooh was a real life bear and ‘he’ was a she! The original plush toys which … Continue reading Did you know… Winnie The Pooh

“Respect your elders”

                                                                        ‘Respect should be earned, not expected’ Getting children to do as they are told is something we enforce as soon as possible. To save them from getting hurt or to generally keep them safe and follow rules. Where do we stop though? At what point do we let them start making their own decisions, develop their own moral compass? Why do we think that … Continue reading “Respect your elders”

How to survive..A day out

I love a good day out, to the park, a museum, the beach. I’m not the biggest fan of people. People can be the total ruin of my day! I’m making progress though..I’d say that I like at least 3 more people now than I did this time last year 😀 Here’s 5 “rules” I follow for any occasion! Practice your ‘Hi!, we’re having a great time’ smile for every single person you come across. You’ll soon spot the other fakers. Over-enthusiastic grins and wide crazy eyes! Something like this… Cram your pockets and bag with snacks and drinks that you … Continue reading How to survive..A day out

Maternal instincts

  In today’s modern society more and more women are choosing to not have children. Something which I believe is the own personal choice of the said individual and honestly I don’t really have much of an opinion on it, the choice I mean, not the subject itself. Otherwise I wouldn’t have written this post. Although these are more general wonderingments rather than actual opinion. I don’t think it’s weird to not have children and I would never question why a happy couple, married or not, didn’t have children. It is completely none of anyone’s business. I was pondering the … Continue reading Maternal instincts

Being naked in front of your children…

…do you find it weird or perfectly normal? I read a post from ‘This Morning’ on Facebook today regarding a police officer who had secretly filmed a lady sunbathing naked in her garden. She was accompanied by her three daughters who were 18, 15 and 8, they were sunbathing in bikinis. I mention this only to set the scene in order to get to my point today. Although the secret filming is of course a rather big invasion of privacy I was more perturbed by the comment from one person in particular who said it was ‘wrong’ for the lady … Continue reading Being naked in front of your children…

My world…

  …or not.   I love my darling son more than anything in this Universe and I will protect, defend and help him for as long as I am able. He is more precious to me than any thing else. Which I’m sure is the case for most parents and their own children. There is one thing that Christopher is not, he is not ‘my world’, he never has been and he never will be. That might sound harsh to some people but my handsome,sweet, kind, loving young man is not the “everything” in my life. It makes me cringe … Continue reading My world…

What are you teaching your children?

    I’m sure you often wonder what things you are passing down to your children. It was probably something you thought about before they were even born. Will they be a good painter like your Mum? Will they have brown eyes like their Dad? Will they inherit your good looks ? 😉 You’ll have taught them please, thank you, how to dress themselves and wash their hands, how to cross the road safely, don’t talk to strangers. What else might you be passing down to them? How about your fears, phobias and anxieties? I started to think about this … Continue reading What are you teaching your children?

How to survive your child’s teenage years…

    A teenager’s mind is somewhere best left alone. It’s not working properly anyway and it’s all confused and back to front. Everything you have ever taught your child will be forgotten, I’m hoping they store this information ready to use again once they hit their 20’s… Things like Talking Eating with your mouth closed Using a knife and fork Tying your shoelaces Please and thank you Forming sentences.   Only time will tell. For now all the advice I can offer is this… Say goodbye to your cups, plates, glasses, cutlery, oven dishes, cheese grater. They will all … Continue reading How to survive your child’s teenage years…