Inspired by Matisse: Bringing 'Henri's Scissors' to Life

A couple of weeks ago Chloe over at Gannet + Parrot invited me to join a bloggy challenge set out by Hattie Garlick over at Free Our Kids to create an activity from the pages of a favourite children’s book. Hattie had started this when she and her two children sat in the garden reenacting ‘Snail Trail’, […]

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Creative mess-making at Red Jelly, Hove (Updated 07/10/14)

UPDATE: 07/09/2014 Since my littler son and I first went to Red Jelly, Tash has moved on from the business to start primary school teaching. She had had several amazing years starting and running the business that was incredibly popular, so she put the word out to see whether anyone would like to take over. We […]

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Viva summer!

WOW. It’s June 1st, WHERE is this year going? With young kids (or maybe all kids) the days just sort of roll into one another and time passes in a happy/chaotic/mental blur. I never seem to know what date it is. So the start of the month is often marked by our local monthly magazine Viva […]

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Exploring The Handmade House at Artists Open Houses in Ditchling

I’m not going to bore you with why this blog has sat untouched for nigh on two months. Let me share instead what feels like a very precious secret, just under 20 minutes from here. Today we headed to Ditchling to do a tiny bit of the Artists Open Houses – we had a rare morning together, just […]

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