It’s no surprise that the majority of kids favour summer break because there is no school, however, one of the downsides of no school is the lack of activities. During the last stretch of August, parents are quickly running out of ideas to entertain, and hoping the weather holds up long enough for the kids to play outside.(more…)
In 2020 I think it is fair to say that with the bulk of the world coming to a halt, that a large majority turned to social media platforms to share what they were up to and in turn get ideas and inspiration as to how they could fill their days at home. Whether it was DIY and interiors, activities to keep children entertained, what the next big thing was to binge on Netflix and of course, viral videos, dance routines, and funny content on YouTube and Tik Tok entertained the masses.(more…)
When the lockdown started a month ago nearly, I had set some goals that I wanted to achieve whilst at home before the time came to go back to work. It’s a funny old time but really, I’m viewing it as an amazing opportunity to be at home with my family. We will more than likely never get this time again, it’s like a bonus maternity leave period!
Easter is looking a little bit different this year. It falls on the same date of course, Sunday 12th April, but with physical and social distancing recommendations in place all the usual Easter outings and family gathering have been placed on hold. Here are six ideas for celebrating Easter at home and whilst still bringing the fun factor.
The last week has been a learning curve for everyone in the family. Not only is Olivia now doing schoolwork from home, but Chris and I are just trying to find our own flow in the house with a three-year-old thrown into the mix! It has been an adjustment that for sure, but I have been pleasantly surprised as its been quite enjoyable…although ask me that again in a few weeks!
With Christmas just round the corner I thought I would share some December traditions that go on in our home and new traditions we are creating with the girls.
Autumn could definitely be the top contender for my favourite season.
Two weeks ago we travelled to the South of France to celebrate my mother in laws special birthday. The number will remain anonymous of course…but ask anyone in Villefranche Sur Mer and they will tell you as Olivia did happen to mention to everyone and their dog (literally) what age Granny was on that faithful occasion!
When you find out you are pregnant and expecting your second child you do really worry about how the first will take it. I’m guessing which way it swings can depend on both their age and understanding of what is going on along with the personality of the child. When we found out there was another Henning on the way we were pretty confident Olivia would take it well. She’s fiercely independent, moves to the beat of her own drum and couldn’t really care about much else including another baby but nonetheless we included her in everything during the pregnancy just incase though in the hope she would understand the big change that was about to take place.
As most of you know who follow my blog or indeed link up with me on Facebook I had mentioned on several occasions that I was overdue..maybe on several hundred occasions perhaps. My original due date was 11th December 2016 and I expected my little one to make an appear by then as Olivia had arrived on time so I was convinced this baby would do the same but it seems miss Zanna had other ideas.