Zoo time!!  We were excited to discover that our local zoo was having a Countryside Festival and decided to visit.  Kirkley Hall Zoo is set in the Northumberland Countryside and is part of a local college that teaches all sort of things about animals and farming.  This means that they have a fantastic little zoo as well!...
CATERPILLAR DIARY Peakles was suddenly interested in this because they are learning about insects at her nursery and had caterpillars to study.  Peakles wanted caterpillars of her own to look after.  However we did not do this lightly and I only agreed after thinking about and talking over what it meant to care for other...
Bookends from our welly boots!  Another post in our ten things to do with old wellies series! We have LOTS of books in our house and we have tried lots of book ends however the massive amount of books being held back by the book ends have resulted in a book end disaster where the...
Potatoes – we love them in our house! Good for eating and good for making potato prints with!  But where potatoes come from and how do they grow?  Peakles recognises them in the supermarket and thought they grew on trees like fruit.  She was amazed when I told her they grow in the soil.  She wanted to...
Summer ice lollies in our freezer at home are a sure sign that the warmer weather is here and Peakles loves the ‘ice pop’ variety.  (These are the lollies that are in a long plastic tube – bit like a giant flavoured ice-cube!)   However we have a problem worse than brain freeze – we have hand freeze. We have tried...
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