In spite of all the expensive essentials you’ll inevitably have to shell out for your young ones, entertaining them doesn’t have to break the bank – in fact, tots are totally cheap to keep happy (at least for a brief chunk of solo bathroom time); think basic household stuff and minimal effort, simple!
Case in point: coloured rice! The texture and sound of grains of rice running through little fingers is thoroughly transfixing for kiddies, and the fun factor is easily maxed by adding bright colour. Continue reading
I’m not big on novelty dining ware; anything that takes the focus off of the food itself seems to defy the whole point of culinary appreciation – and all my efforts to educate my child therein.
If Mickey Mouse-emblazoned, plastic-fantastic is my last resort to getting those greens down the gullet, I’ll do it. But not without a fight. Continue reading
Meet Hawkeye Huey. His images of the American West are gaining fame like wildfire across the world; a captivating, candid collection of both the stuff we all identify as typically Americana – stetsons, rodeos, hulking landmarks, even the gaudy glitter of The Strip – and the hidden treasures — the real-life denizens of the spaghetti dustbowl (think truckers, hitchers, roadies, street urchins, Navajo girls….the random old guy yelling profanities from his pickup) that rarely get documented to such acclaim.
What’s especially incredible about these pictures – beyond their unstaged, breathtaking realness – is the fact that Hawkeye is only five years old. Continue reading
It’s a sunshiny day and Peppa is playing outside with her pals. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and George – they can’t guess what it is, but can you…?
Not one to miss an opportunity to capitalise on her mass following of mini-fans, Peppa Pig will be hitting stages all over the UK for her brand new, super special, spectacular Surprise Show! Continue reading
No truly kitsch-tastic, bonafide Christmas bonanza is complete without a Gingerbread House. But kids are stuffed full of sugary treats over the festive season as it is, and decorating such a gorgeously delicious abode with yummy goodies galore is just a mouthful of cavities waiting to happen. (And then you’d be forced to gorge it all yourself for the greater good of your children.)
To protect little toothies, and salvage the modicum of self-restraint you have left in your possession, this DIY cardboard gingerbread house is the perfect, perfectly jolly alternative. All you need is an empty cereal box, some craft supplies, and a couple eager elves… Continue reading