Our Wild Northumbrian Adventure

I’m snuggled upon a bed fit for a princess…the most magical four poster bed, with posts made from the trunks of silver birch, wrapped in twinkling fairy lights….Arthur is sleeping soundly beside me, Dan is laid across the bottom of the bed, engrossed in a book, Ollie is sleeping on the floor, beside the fire….the…

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…

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…

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…