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Imaginative Adventures through play. Simple play ideas for you to do at home with your children.
2018-10-23 19:00
Yes, you read the title correctly, I have no car. I live in Luxembourg city, the city in Europe with the highest proportion of cars to inhabitants yet we don’t have one. I don’t… Read More
September Blues
2018-09-12 07:39
Oh September is here!  It is a time of new beginnings, new schools, new roles as parents adjusting to having children in school.  September, the first month of the year for teacher… Read More
Pretend Play – What Is It?
2018-02-05 14:18
Pretend play, Imaginative play, Roleplay, this type of play has many names. But what exactly is it? How can we create the opportunities for this type of play? Pretend play – What is it… Read More
2018-01-29 17:26
Jooki is a new music player for children aged 3 +. Our story with the Jooki began back in April 2016. I was first made aware of it on a Kickstarter advert on Facebook. After reading as much… Read More
2017-12-07 12:38
This year there is a great Christmas gift debate. How much should you spend, what is a good or right, how many gifts, what types, buying the must have or not? Are you going to go with experi… Read More
St Nicholas Day
2017-12-06 17:57
St Nicholas day or Kleeschen Dag in Luxembourgish, is the third in my series about raising 3rd culture kids. It was something I had heard of but never fully understood before living here.&nb&hell…Read More
2017-11-10 12:18
Today Kidscape have declared it Friendship Friday. The idea is to promote the importance of friendships. A great way to kick start Anti bullying week from 13th to 17th November. Good friends… Read More
2017-11-05 07:44
Bonfire Night is one of my favourite of the festivals of the year.  We often had fireworks at our in laws. Before the girls Speedy and I would always go and see fireworks somewhere or b… Read More
2017-11-05 07:41
Bonfire night silhouette sand art This idea satisfied both mine and Miss N’s current likes – paper cutting for me, and sand art for Miss N! You will need Pencil Black card Scal… Read More
Treacle Dough For Bonfire Night
2017-11-05 07:30
Treacle Dough for Bonfire Night It wasn’t until I was chatting to Gemma the other day about her third culture post, that it dawned on me how British an event Bonfire Night is, and quit… Read More
2017-10-24 18:01
Golf ball ghosts Do you decorate your house for Halloween?  I didn’t before Miss N was born, but since we’ve made and gathered more and more decorations each year.  Th… Read More
2017-10-23 18:42
Blended Halloween is perfect phrase to describe how we celebrate in our house. This is the first blog exploring how I am raising my kids as 3rd Culture kids. We have borrowed good bits and a… Read More
2017-10-10 18:15
3rd Culture kids, what is it, what does it mean for my family? These are two questions I have been quietly thinking about for the past 6 months or so. 3rd Culture Kids , what is it?&nbs&hell…Read More
2017-10-02 18:32
Leaf Painting is a fun Autumn activity using mixed media, both painting and drawing, to create a picture.  It works well for all ages and lets children explore the process of creating a… Read More
Autumn Leaf Bowl
2017-09-21 12:53
Autumn Leaf Bowl Here is today’s guest post, another one from Sarah this week. read on to find out how to make a beautiful leaf bowl for an Autumn centre piece!  I want to s… Read More
Conker Creatures
2017-09-20 14:28
Conker Creatures is our second guest post of the week from Rhubarb and Wren.  I love them and cant wait to have a go with the girls…we have plenty of conkers left over from our… Read More
2017-09-19 11:09
Sarah our guest blogger from Summer of Fun is back to join in with our new weekly play series. She is the first of this weeks guests blogs with a great new way to play with more wonderful Au… Read More
Autumn Loose Parts Play
2017-09-18 13:11
Autumn loose parts play is a  great open ended activity to set up. Loose Parts Play First tho’ a quick bit about ‘Loose parts play’. I first came across this phrase… Read More
2017-09-08 18:05
Wow!  The last eight weeks have flown by, and I’ve got the privilege of writing the last round up of our summer of fun 2017!  It has been all things sporty this week.  T… Read More
2017-09-07 11:04
Pop and Catch Game Thinking Thursday’s challenge this week was to make up a game.  Miss N could make up any active game that she wanted, but it needed to have rules and an object… Read More
2017-08-29 13:37
The Schueberfouer is Luxembourg’s large event of the Summer, when the Funfair comes to town. Where did the Schueberfouer begin? It all began in 1340 to celebrate the feast of St Barth… Read More
2017-08-26 07:06
Pancake building challenge Well, we made it to Foodie Friday and managed to write about it!  Today, Miss N and I made mini pancakes.  When then used them, with some fruit, to see w… Read More
2017-08-26 06:56
Week six has been a busy building bonanza, both exploring buildings and building our own constructions! Here’s a quick reminder of the plan for this week: Making Mondays Trip out Tue… Read More
Branching Out With Buildings
2017-08-22 06:38
So in case this has not been clear this holiday each week is either written by myself or my good friend Sarah. This week is Sarah’s week. Branching out with buildings Firstly, an apolo… Read More
In A Fairy Tale Land Far Away
2017-08-19 07:16
In a fairy tale land far away we have had a fabulous week. Here is a reminder of this weeks activities Making Mondays Trip out Tuesdays Wacky Wednesdays Thinking Thursdays Foodie Fridays… Read More
Smurf House And Village
2017-08-14 14:10
Smurf house and village is a fun toy to make from things you may already have at home. It was inspired by Meemoo and Pook’s current interest, from watching it in German, plus seeing… Read More
Stomp Dinosaur Stomp
2017-08-11 15:28
We have stomped dinosaur stomped our way through week four of our Summer of Fun! Here’s a quick reminder of what we’ve been up to this week: reminder of what we’ve been up… Read More
Dinosaur Swamp With Frozen Eggs
2017-08-10 06:27
Dinosaur swamp with frozen eggs It’s time that Thinking Thursday’s fun got a proper airing. This is one to get thoroughly stuck into!  It’s a couple of ideas merged i… Read More
Dinosaur Bath Eggs
2017-08-09 05:50
Dinosaur Bath Eggs I’ve been cheeky this week!  We’ve had so much dinosaur-based fun, that I’ve written an extra blog post so I can give you detailed information so yo… Read More
Great Artists Week – Summer Of Fun
2017-08-04 06:57
Week three of our Summer of Fun we explored the world of Great Artists!   We created with paints, pens, by building and with food! Here’s a quick reminder of what we’ve… Read More
Expat Life, The Good Life?
2017-08-02 12:35
A year on our expat life and I thought it was time to sit back, reflect on it all. Is it the good life? It still takes me by surprise, most days, that we are living abroad. It was not in th… Read More
Art Gallery With Under 7s
2017-08-01 06:43
An Art Gallery is not a obvious choice for under 7s  when planing a trip , but this is where Meemoo, Pook and I found ourselves last Tuesday. I decided to visit Villa Vauban in Luxembou… Read More
Summer Of Fun – Animal Activities
2017-07-28 17:21
Week two of our Summer of Fun… animals, animals everywhere!   We have stomped, roared and laughed our way through the week! Here’s a quick reminder of what we’v… Read More
Playdough Jungle
2017-07-26 09:10
Here is our first guest blog from Sarah, who has been mad enough to help me plan this Summer of Fun. It sounds like they had a fab time making their Playdough Jungle. Playdough Jungle We hav… Read More
Summer Of Fun – Ocean Activities
2017-07-20 14:40
Week one of our Summer of Fun….phew what a fun filled week have just had full of Ocean activities. In case you missed the newsletter this is what we have been up to Ocean Week Activit… Read More
Salt Art – Heart Of Tifiti
2017-07-18 10:52
Salt art was a new experience in our house. It was perfect opportunity to use a new art process to explore the story of Moana, which is still a firm favourite in this house. You will need A… Read More
2017-07-06 14:39
Travelling with kids, something you cant avoid, especially if you are a family of expats. There is often a trip planned somewhere in this house. By the end of the year I think we will have… Read More
Balcony Play Space
2017-06-28 19:05
Our balcony has become our new play space. Outdoor play spaces, I think are just as valuable as having a decent place to play inside. Since we have moved to a flat , Meemoo and Pook have a s… Read More
Disneyland Paris Top 5
2017-06-21 15:45
Disney top 5 for under 5s , my 5 top tips to make the best out of a trip to Disneyland Paris. Early Magic Hours  Early Magic Hours are an exclusive privilege for guests staying at all… Read More
My Sunshine Girls
2017-06-15 11:29
This is my story, it is not one I have told very often, but I am telling it now. June is SANDS awareness month.  While I have not been affected by a still birth or neonatal death, I hav… Read More
2017-06-01 11:32
Sensory Sea play was a fun alternative to water play. I set it up while Meemoo was recovering and needed to keep her hand dry.  I decided to use rice as the base. Rice is very easy to d… Read More
Toddler Trigger Thumb
2017-05-28 07:16
Toddler Trigger thumb was something I had not heard of until Meemoos thumb was bent and stuck! What is Toddler Trigger Thumb? Toddler Trigger thumb occurs in young children. It is when the… Read More
Summer Of Fun 2017
2017-05-11 12:06
Summer of Fun 2017 is gonna be the best! Trust me on this. Summer of Fun is  a simple set of play plans which are currently being fine tuned to help you have a fab summer playing w… Read More
Moana Toilet Roll Figures
2017-05-03 08:36
Moana Toilet Roll figures a simple, fun activity especially if like me, you have a child who lives and dreams the new Disney film. Meemoo and I enjoyed our morning making these Moana toilet… Read More
Play Spaces
2017-04-27 07:01
Play spaces are important for both children and adults. Children need a space to play and adults, well we need a space free from all the toys. Play spaces, I love creating them. In our last… Read More
Lonely Mum In The Sun
2017-04-21 15:39
Lonely mum in the sun was exactly how I felt a few week ago. I had taken Meemoo to our favourite park for an afternoon while Pook was in school. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and the pa… Read More
England Sick
2016-12-08 16:02
England sick, the things I miss about being in England. Almost 5 months…how is it that I have been living abroad for almost 5 months. Some days it takes my breath away, I am truly hap… Read More
Spillschoul
2016-09-26 19:12
Pook started ‘Spillschoul’ nearly two weeks ago in our local Luxembourg city school. Personally I was terrified and I was not the one going. Pook was excited and happy to finally… Read More
Summer Of Fun Part 5 – Science
2016-09-10 19:32
Our final instalment from our guest blogger this month. They have all most definitely had a summer of fun. Read on to discover all they discovered about Science! Science Week Our theme for… Read More
Summer Of Fun Part 4 – Nature
2016-09-08 19:31
We are onto the adventures of week 4 from our guest blogger this month with an wonderful look at Nature. Nature week This week has been a quieter week theme-wise, as we’ve had lots of… Read More
Summer Of Fun Part 3 – Fairies
2016-09-07 19:04
Here is our 3rd Guest post from my creative and talented friend detailing her wonderful summer of fun. Wish I had been there too! Fairies This theme followed Miss N’s birthday, and her… Read More
Summer Of Fun Part 2 – Olypmics
2016-09-06 19:32
Here is the 2nd instalment in the guest blog series a Summer of Fun in which they had what sounds like an amazing week exploring the Olympics. Olympics We held our Olympics weeks during the… Read More

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