Another Trip to Nando’s

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Rather than go to his local haunt, Max decided he wanted to go to Nando’s.

Max: Can we go out please, mummy?

Me: Sure, Bubba. Where would you like to go?

Max: Um, I don’t know.

Me: Do you want to go to The Kennington?

Max: No, mummy. Let’s got to Lando’s.

Please note the way he says Lando’s not Nando’s!

He ordered a ‘mild’ meal and apple cordial from the children’s menu…

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…whilst I ordered an ‘adult’ drink (ha!) and threw the extra, extra hot sauce over my meal.

Is There a Cure?

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The other day, Max called out for me. I rushed to his room, and asked him what was wrong. He said he had hurt his foot and couldn’t stand up. Straight away, I thought I would have to take him to A&E/ER.

Upon closer inspection, I noticed he had placed a piece of blu-tac on the nail of his big toe on this left foot. The look on my face made him burst out laughing. “My toe nail is swollen, mummy!”.

I was just grateful my Little Yum-Yum was actually OK, and that I didn’t have to rush him to hospital. A warning that he was playing would have been very helpful!

Marmalade Puff Pastry Parcels

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You will need:
1 pack/sheet of puff pastry dough
Chocolate spread
And of course, a Little Helper

Rub butter/margarine on the baking tray or use grease proof paper.

Cut the pastry into eight squares.

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Place a tablespoon of marmalade in the middle of each square.

Fold the corners so the tips touch, making a ‘parcel’ shape.

Place in oven on gas mark 7, for approximately 15-20 minutes until golden.

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These were delicious!

Enjoy.

Paint Your Own Dinosaur

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On your mark…

Get set…

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GO!

Now, it is complete, but I have no idea where Max has hidden it, so unfortunately, there is no after picture. I can however, tell you it is a very colourful dinosaur indeed.

I’m Ready For Phonics!

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Max starts school in next month – September. So to help him transition from preschool to school, I purchased this book I spotted in our local Tesco store.

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Here are a couple of pages he had successfully completed. He even ticked the box in the bottom right hand corner!

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But I hope he realises, there’s more to come! He seems to enjoy completing the tasks, as stickers are involved. It’s all about the stickers to him!

Teaching About Compassion

Teaching About Compassion

I strongly believe teaching a child to be compassionate from an early age is very important.

Not just to his/her fellow human being, but to (all) animals as well.

This is my neighbour’s cat whom we initially thought was a stray.

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She and her brother comes over regularly to chill with us, and to play with Max and I. They’re part of the family.

Whenever Max see’s an animal, he says they are his friends. Except pigeons. He runs through them, shouting “fly!” or the like, forcing them to depart abruptly, but we’re working on that!