Children, Friends, Games

How (not) to throw a kids birthday party in lockdown

Over the years we've done all sorts of birthday parties for the boys. From a local village hall to rugby in a sports hall, from a house full of small kids to a day out with friends at the Natural History Museum, from a transit van on the drive with Xboxes to playing Scalextric in… Continue reading How (not) to throw a kids birthday party in lockdown

Large boy and a rainbow
Children, Crafts, Family, Food, Games, Reading

Lockdown half term

I love using my blog as a bit of a diary. I documented our 2019 summer holiday, the weekly churn of the first lockdown and our 2020 summer roadtrip. So this half term holiday has been a bit odd. Usually, at February half term, the boys would be in a holiday club somewhere. Usually, as… Continue reading Lockdown half term

Blokus and Hot Wires
Children, Games, Review, STEM

Review: Our Kids’ Best Christmas Gifts

As usual the boys got plenty of interesting gifts for Christmas and large boy's birthday. Rather than telling anyone what we thought of them straight away, I decided to wait until we'd played with them for a while and then do some reviews. Blokus Small boy got Blokus for Christmas from himself's sister (purchased from… Continue reading Review: Our Kids’ Best Christmas Gifts

Dobble
Children, Games, Learning, Review

Review: Dobble

It's still only a few weeks since small boy's birthday so we're working our way through his new games. We loved Bug Bingo and this weekend we decided to give Dobble a go. This was another Amazon wishlist purchase: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Asmodee-ASMDOBB01EN-Dobble-Card-Game/dp/B0031QBHMA Getting Started Inside the packaging (bah humbug, too much unnecessary plastic) there's a lovely compact… Continue reading Review: Dobble