Keeping The Kids Busy: Invitation To Play Trays

I use these to prompt my kids with play ideas. They get stuck in a rut, picking the same toys to play with but if I set something up for them, I can entice them into playing with different things which they wouldn't think of or choose of their own accord.  Once the tray is… Continue reading Keeping The Kids Busy: Invitation To Play Trays

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So You Want To Be A Comper: Where Do You Start? 

Are you looking for a new hobby to kick off the New Year? Maybe you've seen a friend do well as a Comper and wonder how to go about it. There are a few things to consider before you begin.  Practicalities - An internet connection and either a smartphone, tablet or laptop is pretty all… Continue reading So You Want To Be A Comper: Where Do You Start?¬†

2018 New Year’s Comping Resolutions¬†

A few days ago I reviewed how 2017 went for me but now it's time to look forward to 2018. Every year I make a regular New Year's Resolution (which I never stick to). This year my New Year's Resolution is to take better care of my skin; I've pretty much lost interest already and it's only… Continue reading 2018 New Year’s Comping Resolutions¬†

Comping Review of the Year 2017

I can't believe how fast 2017 has whizzed by‚Äď it is already time to review how the year has gone, and review my comping strategy. Firstly, to the trusty prize spreadsheet for a check of the stats: Prizes won: 108 Total prize value: ¬£2135 + mystery prize  Average value per prize: ¬£20.33 Most valuable prize: ¬£250… Continue reading Comping Review of the Year 2017

The Joys Of Comping: December Wins 

It's been a reasonably good month for little bits of a stocking filler/ slash food persuasion, and anything food based is always popular in this house! I haven't gone overboard with advents, only doing a few each day that I bookmarked and with Christmas activities for three children, I probably entered less than in a… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: December Wins¬†

How To Avoid Christmas Meltdowns: Coping Strategies For The Festive Season

Christmas is a lovely time of year but it can all get a bit much for some people, especially kids on the spectrum. Changes to normal routine can be unsettling, visitors present a social challenge and all the lights, colours and the constant Christmas music can leave them constantly one step from sensory overload. New… Continue reading How To Avoid Christmas Meltdowns: Coping Strategies For The Festive Season

Every Decoration Tells A Story: Fondly Remembering Christmas Past Through Decorations And A Christmas Decoration Giveaway 

I love Christmas decorations and especially tree decorations but I am not one of those people with an immaculate colour-themed, Instagram-ready tree. My decorations are all shapes, sizes, colours and materials but I love their wonderful hotchpotch and the memories they hold. Every year, I enjoy getting them out, and hanging each one up as… Continue reading Every Decoration Tells A Story: Fondly Remembering Christmas Past Through Decorations And A Christmas Decoration Giveaway¬†

Setting up EasyFundraising for our PTA: an easy way to raise free donations while shopping online

As Chair of the PTA, I am always on the lookout for new ways to raise money which don't take hours of organisation and don't place too much of a burden on our main donors, the parents at the school. We are a small Infant school with 180 children on role so we don't have… Continue reading Setting up EasyFundraising for our PTA: an easy way to raise free donations while shopping online