My kids are living the life!! Enjoying a hot tub in the sunshine in October! What a treat…just one of the fab activities they got to do this week. This is the advantage of no school…hooray!

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With three little bookworms, this was a magical find! It was like a little treasure trove…I think they’ll be nosing in every red telephone box to see if they hide any other delights!

They all had a fantastic week at school, focused all around reading and storytelling. A local storyteller came into school and created a story for each class based on their topic for the term, they all thought this was so much fun! This happened alongside lots of other great activities to light up their imagination and bring joy to experiencing reading through others or themselves. What a lovely way to end the term!

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Little Discoveries 

The beauty of life…it’s full of a continuum of little discoveries, little smatterings of joy that add a little sparkle to the odd day here and there.

I like these little hidden gems that were laying in wait just waiting to be found. It makes me feel that there are so many others out there to ‘happen upon’ and take a slice of joy from. What’s even better? I get to share the joy with others too! One such time was finding the amazing Pinkman’s bakery, which does the most delicious vegan hot chocolate! And spectacular looking doughnuts (which unfortunately I cannot try, but Mr B got to sample that delight!).

Another hidden gem was the Royal Forthouse gardens, which provided a beautiful walk and taste of nature between lectures…just what I needed to refresh my brain for more complex concepts!?

I’m sure there’s many more little discoveries laying out there in wait…can’t wait to find them!

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We had a beautiful walk along the River Severn for Ben’s birthday. We lucked out with amazing weather and stunning views. It was just wonderful to be together! It seems quite rare at the moment! So I drink it all in when I can. More memories to treasure.

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You may have thought the loom banding craze was over…not in our house! It is very much alive and well! Lots of love happening from everyone here for the joy and contentment it brings to us all.

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Fancy a Date with a Pliosaurus?

Have you ever met a Pliosaurus? Did you know it had ever existed? Me either, but thanks to an exciting, family friendly, interactive exhibition at Bristol City Museum we had a great time learning loads of lovely facts about how the Pliosaurus was discovered. 

We learnt all about how fossils are discovered, excavated and assembled to recreate the life size creature they once were. How they chose the colours of the skin of the Pliosaurus and the techniques they used. We got to compare the weight and size of the each of us to the size of the Pliosaurus so we got an idea of its immense proportions.

There were a wide range of interactive games and activities that even I could join in with and the children could stamp their card as they competed each activity with a beautiful embossing stamp.

My absolute favourite were the giant top trump cards, with lots of fun dinosaur facts. We had so much fun playing with those (except maybe D when she kept losing!?). It was a shame there weren’t any in the shop to purchase at the end…we love top trumps in our house!

The great news is that the exhibition is on until January 2018, so still plenty of time to get down there and enjoy! (I might sneak in a second trip!).

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