Huge amounts of clothes go to landfill each year (estimates suggest as many as 11 million items per week which is a mind boggling amount) and taking into account the energy and water needed to produce new clothes whether we really need to buy new (and what we do with clothes we no longer need)… Continue reading Taking The Pledge – Second Hand September
For those of you new to the blog, entering competitions is one of my hobbies. You can read about why I love comping as a hobby in this previous post. If you fancy taking up comping as a hobby yourself why not check out this post on where to start in becoming a comper. You… Continue reading The Joys of Comping: August Wins
The unstructured time of the holiday brings its own set of challenges for children with Autism, and their families, so many will be looking forward to getting back to normal term-time routine! Some children will be dreading going back but even for those desperate to get back to school like my son, it is a… Continue reading Coping With Back To School and a Little Back To School Giveaway
As I was sorting through old photos I came across this California Raisins Christmas tree decoration that I won and it made me think of all the other branded promotional items I've won from various brands over the years. A lot of brands give away mugs, key rings, magnets, T-shirts, etc or even more unusual… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: Branded Promotional Items, Do You Love Or Loathe Them?
You may think Christmas is an unseasonal thought in the middle of summer but it will be here before we know it! Christmas is such an expensive time of year, and anything that offsets that is very welcome, which often means planning ahead. A lot of compers keep a Christmas box and put things away… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: Trying to Win Christmas
We love a trip out in the school holidays. Anything to keep the kids from getting bored at home and falling out! We love walks, and trips to the park but with the weather being so dodgy at the moment it is good to have indoor options too so when we were invited to try… Continue reading Move and Play at Coventry Transport Museum: Fantastic Family Fun
With no homework and no school reading books to practice over the summer, how do you keep your children interested in reading, and make sure they keep practicing their reading skills without it being a chore? Head to the library Your local library is well-worth investigating at any time of year, but particularly in the… Continue reading Keeping the Kids Busy: Keep Your Kids Reading During the Holidays
Today is the last day of school for the boy and he is sad. He's been finding it hard to get to sleep for the past few weeks and when I ask him what's bothering him it's always the same. It's nearly the end of term and he doesn't want it to end. He will… Continue reading Coping With End of Term Emotions: The End of Term Through the Eyes of an Autistic 9 Year-Old
Schools out for summer! Are you over the moon to have more time to spend with your children and do fun stuff together or totally daunted by the prospect of keeping them busy for 6 weeks? I suspect I have my foot half in each camp! I love my kids to bits but 6 weeks… Continue reading Keeping the Kids Busy – Kids art set giveaway
A few months ago I set myself the challenge of filling a box with prize goodies to keeping my kids busy in the Summer Holidays. If you missed the post, you can read about the full details of the challenge here. So how did I get on? As of the start of the school holidays,… Continue reading My Summer Comping Challenge: How Did I Get On?