pile of board games
Children, Family, Games

Our favourite board games

During our winter break we had a full day dedicated to board games and a few extra afternoons too. The boys almost always get a board game or card game or something for their birthdays and Christmases. Here are our favourites from winter 2021-22. https://www.instagram.com/p/CYG7Pw6sl8P/ Catan We've had Catan Junior for several years and it's… Continue reading Our favourite board games

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

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

how blue can the sky be?
Children, Family, Health, Work

Staying home, staying safe – week 7

This is a little diary of our seventh week in social isolation, home learning, and with both himself and me working from home. I'm going to just talk about the highlights and low lights. A full diary takes a lot of writing and I can't imagine anyone's really interested in all the detail. Here's what… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 7