Stepping outside of the comfort zone; our big news!

Tuesday 5th July 2020 Dear Frugal Mums, This picture is really important… it marks the start of our home education journey! My husband and I had been talking about the children leaving school for a long time before the pandemic started. We want to step away from routine. And, most importantly, we want to travel. …

Social Distancing: Week 16

Social Distancing: Week 16 Dear Frugal Mums, I’ve been selling lots of bits and bobs this week – the train set, the kids old Leapfrog tablets, old bikes etc. It’s amazing how quickly it all adds up, and how helpful an extra fiver here and there can be. I did quite a lot of clearing …

Social Distancing: Week 15

Social Distancing: Week 15 Dear Frugal Mums, It’s been a week of gardening, bike rides, baking and LOTS of beach fun – unsurprising given how hot it’s been! It was baking at the start of the week, so Finn and Lola certainly made the most of it. They cooled off in the sea everyday, and …

Even superheroes get anxiety

Thursday 25th June 2020 Dear Frugal Mums, I feel a bit silly writing this, because I’m a grown-up and a parent – and we’re supposed to be fearless superheroes, right? My son snapped his glasses and we had to visit the optician to get the replacement pair. So yesterday, him and I headed into town …

Social Distancing: Week 14

Social Distancing: Week 14 Dear Frugal Mums, We’ve had a week of beach fun and bike rides with school work muddled in between – it’s been busy but good fun! We call these our ‘school trips’ of course. 😉 We had a great weekend too. On Saturday we had a picnic at our local country …

Social Distancing: Week 13

Social Distancing: Week 13 Dear Frugal Mums, How are we in the middle of June already?! We are half way through the year and I feel as if we should still be back at Easter time! The weather has been great the last few days so we’ve been making the most of it. The kids …

Social Distancing: Week 12

Social Distancing: Week 12 Dear Frugal Mums, This week has been pretty special, it was my Mum’s birthday on Friday so we took the kids for a garden visit. We packed a picnic and they were so excited to play at Nanny’s and have a change of scenery. It seems mad that they hadn’t been …

This week we quit

Social Distancing: Week 11 Dear Frugal Mums, This week we quit. No school work. No chores. Nothing. Right now we should be on our annual family holiday, sunning ourselves in Lanzarote. It’s the one week of the year that we look forward to so much. When we finally stop. 7 days of bliss. And, we’re …

Two peas in a pod

Wednesday 27th May 2020 ❤ This is what true love looks like. ❤ Wanting to share a room when they each have one of their own. Begging to stay up late to read together, do a puzzle or play a game. The sibling relationship is far from perfect, but the memories they make together are priceless. These …

Social Distancing: Week 10

Social Distancing: Week 10 Dear Frugal Mums, This week has gone by so quickly, and I cannot believe that we are into double figures now – 10 weeks at home!! Lola has had times this week where she hasn’t quite seemed herself, a bit lost maybe.  There are lots of things that she enjoys playing, …