Category Archives: Parenting

50 Summer Activities for Older Children Part 4

Today sees the final post of my Summer Series- 50 Activities for older children. I have been working through the list alphabetically and have come to the final three sections. Outdoors Go Geocaching I love this activity as it can … Continue reading

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50 Summer Activities for Older Children Part 3

We are halfway through the  series and a third of the way through our summer holidays. I hope you’re finding this series useful, and have found activities to do with your brood. We’ve headed out on a few adventures- some … Continue reading

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50 Summer Activities for Older Children; Part 2

Keeping children entertained so there’s less fighting, limited amounts of time saying- ‘I’m bored’ or getting up to mischief due to boredom. That’s the aim of the list. Hopefully some of these activities are not too adult intensive and I’ve … Continue reading

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50 Summer Activities for Older Children

The summer holidays, I’m excited and anxious. This year our children broke up on the 30th June, going back on the 4th September. It’s great, but we are spending July in Tokyo and in the summer, Tokyo isn’t pleasant. (30+ … Continue reading

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Mighty to Save

It has been a tough couple of weeks.  My Plantar Fasciitus is back and again it is causing problems… The biggest is that I haven’t the emotional, mental or physical energy to cope. Boy have I missed it! As I … Continue reading

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There was an old woman…

It had been such a lovely day. The children had broken up on holiday after a half day at school and so we had headed up to Yoyogi Park for our traditional Hanami picnic.     It was a glorious- a collection … Continue reading

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Play- plugged or unplugged?

There is a lot flying round the social media at the moment about play. The importance of play. Children being able to play outside. Or my favourite: ‘You know you were a child of the 70’s/ 80’s when…’ Granted things … Continue reading

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I Ain’t no Supermom!

I look around my house and it’s a mess. Papers, breakfast bowls still out, milk cartons from last nights supper all cluttering up the coffee table. Clothes spread out all over the floor in the children’s rooms as they couldn’t … Continue reading

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Coping with kids. 

I have just been blessed with an amazing holiday in Borneo and while we were there we befriended another family who not only live in Tokyo, but their son attends the same school as ours! Small world! A couple of … Continue reading

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A Spa-kling Party

K turned 10 at the start of the year and to commemorate the occasion of becoming double digits, we held a sparkling sleep over party. The invitations were written on a piece of card. We were unable to print due … Continue reading

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