toddler painting a white pumpkin with orange and green paint

Halloween – An End to October

We love Halloween in our house.  For many years it’s always been one of our most anticipated celebrations.  It brings to a close the month of October (my favourite month), signals the onset of deep Autumn, and marks our anniversary. We have cultivated a few Halloween traditions over the years.  Pumpkin carving, scary movies, horror…

lantern parade in october

I ❤️ October

October is my favourite month of the year. September feels rushed, like it arrives after summer too quickly, and all of a sudden everything is go. I always spend September, for some reason, feeling late. But October is cosy and crisp. It’s true Autumn before it gets just that little bit too wet and dreary.…

pumpkin patch

Pumpkin Festival 2016

I love pumpkins.  This year I discovered we not only had a pumpkin patch in Yorkshire, we had a pumpkin festival.  So with great excitement, off our little family went.  It wasn’t just Bee’s first time to a pumpkin patch, it was Mama and Daddy’s too. The day started very grey and miserable, rain keeping…

all fall down book and head shoulders knees and toes book

Autumn Books for a Toddler

Bee has a small basket of books in the living room. To keep it fresh I swap some of them every season or whenever Bee is developing a new interest. We have a growing collection of books that live on her bookshelf in the Nursery, but a lot of the time I look for books…

bottle filled with treasure from nature, conkers, oak leaves, pine cones and acorns

Autumn Treasure Bottle

We recently visited RHS Harlow Carr near Harrogate with Nanna and Grandpa. It’s a wonderful place for Bee to explore and discover the changing seasons. In between meeting wooden trolls and bouncing on rope bridges we collected lots of interesting natural objects. As a memory for Bee I put all the objects into a bottle…

shelves full of autumn themed toys

Autumn Play Environment for a 14 Month Old

It was really important for me that Bee have her own space in the living room.  Our home is after all shared between the three of us and so should cater for, and represent all our needs and interests. I keep the shelves relatively uncluttered.  It serves several purposes.  I believe that having enticingly displayed…