Tractor Ted is a cartoon green tractor who stars in books and DVDs about farming and the countryside using real life footage to children from two to six years old.
He is the creation of two friends, mother-of-three Alexandra Heard and Somerset organic farmer, David Horler, whose children all loved to watch the real machines at work on the farm when they were young.
Ted is now 11 years old and there is a series of 17 DVDs and 11 books (including activity books) which take children on a wonderful journey into the British countryside where they can learn about big machines, how to look after animals, where our food comes from and the seasons. Tractor Ted is with them every step of the way, encouraging children and always making sure that everything turns out well.
This March Tractor Ted’s Activity Book 2 (£4.99) is released.
Activities include recipes for Krispie Chicks and Easter Nests and working out where chicks, butterflies, daffodils and cheese come from (eggs, caterpillars, bulbs and milk).
We have 5 sets of the Tractor Ted Activity Book 2 and the Spring Time DVD to giveaway.
To enter just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below.
Wendy who owns and runs Kid One Stop Shop along side her friends Rachel and Emma are walking 26.2 miles around the Cheltenham Circular Footpath and this is why:
One year ago, on Saturday 2nd February 2013, Matilda Mae Henley went to sleep and did not wake up. She was just 9 months old. Her life was cut tragically short by SIDS and devastated everyone who knew and loved her, not least her Mummy Jennie.
She is a Mother who has walked the last 12 months without her beautiful Daughter. She is a Mother who is struggling to find reasons to smile each day, and yet she is selflessly supporting The Lullaby Trust in their tireless efforts to support other families and to fund research into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
With your help we too can support The Lullaby Trust in their efforts to discover why babies like Matilda die. This vital research may also help to save over 300 babies a year in the UK who still die of SIDS. We may not be able to bring Matilda back, no matter how much we would dearly like to, but we can ensure her legacy thrives day by day, and that Jennie knows she is not alone.
On Saturday 2nd August 2014, in Memory of Matilda Mae and in support of a dear friend Jennie and The Lullaby Trust, Rachel, Emma and Wendy will walk ‘Full Circle’ 26.2 miles around the Cheltenham Circular Footpath. Our ‘Full Circle for Matilda Mae’ challenge pays tribute to Jennie and her family, who have so painstakingly and bravely walked the last 12 months without their darling Matilda.
Please please help us to make a difference to families devastated by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Our blog is our little place to document our journey through life. Originally we blogged about our IVF Journey and we now blog about our parenting journey. We have two year old twin girls. Although our IVF Journey is over now, we still share other peoples IVF journeys with the aim of helping others going through IVF. We also share crafty posts and recipes.
Why did you start blogging?
To share our IVF Journey with others thinking about having IVF and so that we could document our experiences
What do you love about blogging?
The ability to share your thoughts with the world and being able to interact with other bloggers. For me blogging is a bit like therapy! I always feel better once I’ve got what’s going in my head out in the open through my writing!
What advice would you give to new bloggers?
To blog freely! Don’t worry about what other people say or think. It’s your little piece of the internet
It’s pancake day next week so as thought I would share my easy peasy fluffy pancake recipe with you.
This recipe makes thick American style pancake and really are easy to make. Your main measurement is a cup . For this either use a proper cup measurement if you have one or a small cup you have at home. Don’t use a mug as the flour/milk/egg ratio will be uneven.
1 Cup & 1 Tablespoon of Self Raising Flour
1 Cup of Milk
A small amount of butter or oil to cook them in.
Mix all the ingredients together and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
Heat a little butter or oil in a frying pan on a medium heat.
Spoon small dollops of the pancake batter into the frying pan. Don’t over fill the pan.
Wait for the batter to start to bubble and then turn the pancake over. It should take a few minutes.
When the pancake is golden brown on both sides it is cooked.
Serve anyway you like. My favourite is chocolate sauce or bananas.
You can add to the batter is you want fruity or chocolate pancakes. I often had a ripe banana or a handful of blueberries or chocolate chips.
You can also make them savory, try adding some cheese and ham to the batter or grated vegetables. They make a great quick lunch or supper.
Its February, its still cold and those heating bills are just going up and up.
Here are a few tips to help you save on your heating bills.
Can you feel a draft? If cold air is getting in then hot air is getting out and that is costing you money. Check you windows and doors for drafts and block them up. You can get draft excluder’s for your doors and foam strips for your windows.
Also check floor boards, pipes and key holes. You could save up to £50 a year by blocking up those drafts.
Turn It Down
Does your heating need to be as high as it is?
You could save £75 a year but turning your thermostat down by 1 degree.
Have your heating on a timer so it comes on for a little while in the morning and again in the evening. If you are going away turn it off or if you are worried about frozen pipe turn the thermostat down to the lowest temperature.
If you put the heating on during the day set a timer for 30 mins, your house should have warmed up nicely by then.
Turn it Off
Have a spare room that you don’t use regulars turn the radiator off in that room. No use heating a room that is not being used.
Reef 2, an underwater adventure sure to entertain the whole shoal, is released on DVD, Digital and On Demand on 17th February from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
This sequel to the hit 2006 film heralds the return of courageous little fish ‘Pi’ who once again has to save his beloved reef. Troy, the nasty shark that Pi saw off in his last adventure has returned, and this time he has brought along his toothy shark friends for a ‘fish buffet’!
We have some great free printables for you to download.
Perfect for half term. Just click on them and print off.
We also have one copy of Reef 2 on DVd to giveaway to one lucky reader.
Just follow the instructions in the widget below to enter.