Playing by the book

Reviews of kids' books and the crazy, fun stuff they inspire us to do

Sunflowers, sunshine and seeds

This year the girls and I are taking part in Nurture Store‘s Sunflower Challenge. Not only do we get to grow (hopefully) prize-winning sunflowers, we’re also helping raise funds for the work of the Compton Hospice. For a donation, Compton Hospice will send you a packet of sunflower seeds and then it’s over to you […]

A new house

We had a wet summer this year, but since September we’ve had almost no rain and when M has come home after school we’ve been able to play outside, much to everyone’s delight. With our sunflowers well and truly past it the time came to uproot the giant stalks, but instead of immediately chopping them […]


Despite the rather rainy summer we’ve had in this neck of the woods our sunflowers have done amazingly well.

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