006/366 Star Stacker

Star Stacker!

Now that Christmas is over Esther has returned to her old faithful, favourite toy the Star Stacker from Toyjeanius. I loved watching her today, perched a top her box stacking stars with such delicate concentration. Today, the day she officially … Continue reading 

Advent Book Review 15: My Very First Christmas

my very first christmas

My Very First Christmas is a collection of Christmas stories especially for the very young. We bought this book for Esther and William last Christmas and it now has pride of place in our Christmas basket of books alongside old … Continue reading 

Advent Book Review 13: The Fourth King


The Fourth King is The Story of the Other Wise Man written and illustrated by Ted Sieger. This is a fable that not only tells the tale of Mazzel, the fourth king. It is also a story that reminds us … Continue reading 

Maidstone MiniSigners: BSL for Babies


For the last six weeks Esther, William and I have been learning to sign using BSL with Louise Perry in Maidstone. Her company MiniSigners teaches babies and parents to communicate using BSL signs. When Esther and William were younger we … Continue reading 

Advent Book Review Nine: Christmas Story


Christmas Story by Brian Wildsmith features some absolutely stunning illustrations that make this book a work of art rather than a story. This is the story of Christmas told through the eyes of a donkey, and I do mean a … Continue reading 

Advent Book Review One: Laura’s Star


It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Edspire household. The advent calendar is up and filled with chocolate and some little decorations are adorning the walls. We have also started our festive story collection and would … Continue reading 

Starry Starry Night!

Star light Star bright
The first star I see tonight
I wish I may
I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight …

This year everything seems to be falling into place for the Edspire household to have a very starstruck Christmas.

I am certain that may daughter, Esther, believes that the whole world has been decorated just for her. Such is her delight at all the beautiful stars around and about every place that we go.

This year our village has added some new lights to its collection and yes, you have guessed it, they are stars! And best of all some of those very stars have been strung in a tree right outside our house.

Esther, and William, think that this is wonderful!

They stand at the window gazing at the stars and exclaiming, screaming even, with excitement.

Here’s to many starry starry nights in the lead up to Christmas x

Edspire Festive Forecast: Ping and Pong Santa

Something for all the family

It is just 34 sleeps til Christmas and in the Edspire household we are starting to get excited. This weekend we took Esther and William to our local garden centre to ooh and aah at the festive displays. They loved … Continue reading