Shamanic Retreat

I had planned to have have this post on much sooner, but truth be told I have struggled to find the words…. I was going to be attending The Shamans Path at Lendrick Lodge. It is described as a weekend of ancient rituals and ecstatic transformation…… I was full of trepidation going into this, as…

Arthur’s Christmas List.

I thought I would write a little blog to show you what we have bought Arthur this year for Christmas. He will be three in two months time and I think these gifts are very age appropriate. 1. A Kitchen. Arthur’s main present is a wooden kitchen. He has been playing with a basket full…

Samhain Magic

I thought I’d share with you some simple activities to share with your children to celebrate Halloween/Samhain. I absolutely love Halloween, I love the pumpkins, the crafts and especially the magic in the air. Regardless of your beliefs, these are lovely little ways to bring a bit of meaning and magic to a somewhat commercialised…

Grimms Stacking Moons Toy Review.

I thought it might be a good idea to pop little reviews up of the toys we buy. I get lots of messages asking how I use them and if they get played with, etc. The reason for buying these was that I really really really wanted them. Haha! I bought them from Babipur and…

My Top 2nd Birthday Toys.

This one is quite easy as Arthur turned 2 this year. This is definitely the age when our little ones get more, well everything….More independence, imaginative and definitely more spirited! If you haven’t already saw there is a blog post up for 1st Birthday Toys, which may be relevant too. A couple of toys I’m…

My Top 1st Birthday Toys.

What are the best wooden toys for a 1st Birthday? This is something I get asked a lot! Even more recently when my my sister asked for help choosing my Nephews Lenny’s 1st Birthday Presents… With me being toy obsessed and all, she gave me full responsibly, and Β£80 to choose goodies for him! So…

Our Magical Life.

I thought I would do a bit of an introduction to tell you a bit more about me and my family…..I realise this is a bit late and I probably should have done this first. LOL! Better later than never though! So I’m Amy, I’m married to Dan, we have been together for 14 years…

The Magic of Play

Since my first blog post I have been thinking about my love affair with natural handmade toys and why I love them so much. We home educate our eldest boy and have always done this in a waldorf inspired way. I say inspired as we have never followed the Steiner education strictly…. I believe strongly…

It started with a Nin

This is serious! I though I’d share my journey about how I became addicted to wooden toys…. It began with the Myraid magazine….I can’t even remember the how, why, or when….I think it was something to do with a Steiner School open day. The book ( waldorf bible) came home with me that day and…