Meg and Mog are a bedtime staple in our house – we love the bright cheerful illustrations and the slightly nonsensical stories. Since I’ve been working on so many Roman-themed projects this year, it seemed like it was finally time to get ourselves a copy of Meg and the Romans by Jan Pienkowski and DavidContinue reading “Meg et Mog… et Julius Caesar!”
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The summer holidays are here! The 5yo is enjoying a break from school, and I’m very much enjoying a few weeks of annual leave after a really busy year – and we have plenty of time to try out some new ancient-themed activities! I usually get a few bits and pieces from Baker Ross toContinue reading “Ceramic Sphinxes!”
A Family Adventure to Hadrian’s Wall
We love exploring the different sites along Hadrian’s Wall – it really captures the 5yo’s imagination, and we’re so lucky to have so many amazing kid-friendly sites on our doorstep! Plus, he is always especially happy to investigate a Roman-sword-stocked gift shop. Over the Easter holidays we decided to venture a bit further afield forContinue reading “A Family Adventure to Hadrian’s Wall”
Wheely Great Trojan Horses!
After a brief (!) hiatus catching up with all the excitement that came along with the world tentatively re-opening, we’re back – and we’re still making Trojan horses. Half-term seemed like a good opportunity to finally try out our Baker Ross Trojan Horse 3D Woodcraft kit. Their individual pack comes with enough pieces for twoContinue reading “Wheely Great Trojan Horses!”
A Helpful Hero!
After a long summer break of pottering around castles, forts, forests, and museums we’re both just about settled back into our routines – H has started school and I’m back teaching on campus. We’ve been reading lots of Greek myth retellings lately, some a bit.. gorier.. than others (!), so I was really pleasantly surprisedContinue reading “A Helpful Hero!”