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Outdoor Playgroup

I love Mummy Days – days when Monkey is at home with me and we play together (now with Chimp too).  However, until March 2012, I was quite frustrated in the choices I had for activities on our Mummy Days.  There are playgroups a-plenty in Newcastle and numerous classes for pre-schoolers but almost all have … Continue reading

Swishing with Bump

In the middle of my pregnancy with Chimp, I had a clear-out of clothes.  Many went to charity shops, a few went for recycling, but some were really good quality and nearly new. Sadly, I was never likely to be able to wear them again – a lovely slinky, black strapless evening dress I’d been given years ago when a) … Continue reading

The Great Nappy Debate

Since discovering that disposable nappies take 100’s of years to biodegrade and are clogging up landfill sites around the UK  – about 8 million are thrown away each year – I have been a strong advocate of reusable nappies.  However, I have recently discovered that some areas in the UK are recycling disposables into useful things … Continue reading

Eco Mum – An Oxymoron?

OK, so I have done the most environmentally damaging thing a person can do, not once but twice!  I have children, 2 of them.  They are adding to the 7+ billion people on the planet and will consume lots of resources, use up lots of energy, produce lots of carbon dioxide and do their bit to planetary … Continue reading

Outdoor Baby

I love the outdoors, nature, the environment and soon suffer if indoors for too long.  There is a lot in the media at the moment about the value of outdoor play & experiences for children of all ages.  Needless to say, this is a pet topic of mine and I will return to it frequently … Continue reading