Star Wars for preschoolers

Star Wars for preschoolers

Introducing our children to the films that have influenced our lives can be both a hugely rewarding and terrifying experience. Let over-enthusiasm get the better of us by introducing a film too early and the child could be put off for life – disaster. We decided it was time to introduce three-year-old Tilly to Star Wars. Picking through the films carefully we put the DVD on and got a reaction we never expected.

Sunday photo: busy as a bee

Sunday photo: busy as a bee

Not every week allows the opportunity for a good walk on a sunny day but this week came up trumps, allowing a cool stroll through one of my favourite local woods on a hot day. Like many woods it has a varied history and this one features the remnants of ornamental driveways, still defined with rows of rhododendron. The colours were vibrant and the bees enthusiastically doing their thing, so I thought I’d use the opportunity to try to capture them in action.

At the beach (in north west London)

At the beach (in north west London)

Tucked away in north west London, a little way before Metro-land begins to give way to the Hertfordshire countryside lies an unexpected taste of the seaside. On a hot summer’s day Ruislip Lido provides a scene that wouldn’t at a glance look out of place on the Med with a beach that’s teeming with families and sunbathers. We popped by for the Ruislip Woods Festival and to see the lido’s attractions and weren’t disappointed.