Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Tracking my Reading with my Bullet Journal

I read ALOT. To the point that I forget the majority of books I read, and the ones I do remember seem to blur into one at times. I've tried things like Goodreads and other online sites to track my reading, but there is nothing like writing down your thoughts on a piece of paper. 

I'm a massive fan of the Bullet Journal system, it keeps things simple but allows you to adapt the style to meet your needs. I decided that I wanted to create a bullet journal just for my reading. I knew I wanted to include reviews and overviews of the year. I spent a long time researching and found that Stacie from Parker and Me did an amazing set up of her reading log. I tweaked and changed a few bits to make it suitable for me and then couldn't wait to get started.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Back To School With Kipling

Since Max has started year 1 he seems to have grown up overnight. No longer does he want me to walk him into the playground, and he cringes when I kiss him goodbye in front of all his friends. Mister Independent is ready to take on the school year, and whilst he's loving not being the smallest in the school; Year 1 has also brought him more homework, more projects and for him, more books to read!

Unfortunately the book bag we got when he first started school is no longer cutting it. We can't fit everything in and we were on the lookout for a rucksack that would tick all the boxes. So when we were asked if we wanted to review the Kipling Clas Seoul bag, we couldn't wait to put it to the test. 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

To The Mean Mums Of The Playground.

When children start school it's nerve wracking for everyone. The children have to start in a new place, wear a uniform and make friends with lots of new people. They are the smallest people in what is normally a massive building. It's intimidating and definitely a tad scary. But it's also just as intimidating for parents too. Not only do they have to hand their children over to someone else, they also have to face the prospects of playground politics and the mean girl mums of the playground.