Author Archives: Linden

Newsletter wot we writ

Been a bit busy ironing our 3-legged race ties, but finally found time to scribble a newsletter for our subscribers, and thought you might like to see it too. To be added to the mailing list, please email linden@hahahopscotch.co.uk Freckly, … Continue reading

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We’ve gone Capability crazy!

It’s happening! No really, it is! Yes! No kidding! It’s 2016 and suddenly garden history appears to be quite The Thing, thanks to the Capability Brown Festival. Ok, so that opening might have involved something of an exaggeration, but surely … Continue reading

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Freckly, dishevelled and forgivably nostalgic newsletter, June 2015

Currently we are trembly with our own importance at having produced the first Hahahopscotch newsletter. We thought our blog followers might like to see it too, so here it is. If you’d rather receive it via the email mailing list, … Continue reading

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Waist-High World

This week two of my children have been given hearing aids by the marvellous NHS. It’s been striking that adults have tended to greet this news with a sympathetic sigh, whilst children have tended to exclaim ‘awesome’ and get down … Continue reading

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Time to play, time together, time to remember

  Laughing, exploring, admiring, learning, celebrating, imagining, racing, jostling, striving, mooching and simply messing around … all the important bits of childhood are so much better when they’re shared. Sure, there’s plenty of room for those necessary moments of quiet, … Continue reading

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Hahahopscotch goes hoopy!

Happy hoopy days, Hahahopscotch has taken delivery of some brand new wooden ‘Victorian’ hoops. You know the things I mean – think ringleted child with knickerbockers and stern governess, think lovely garden terrace with child and hoop running along it., … Continue reading

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Let’s get crafty

Confession time … I’m a craft-phobe. This is disappointing, because craft is super-great for children’s development, making a huge contribution to their hand-eye coordination, artistic expression, concentration and problem solving skills. And they do so love it, too. Sigh, but … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods today (yup, it’s time for a Teddy Bears’ Picnic!)

      I was determined not to start this blog entry with the words ‘if you go down to the woods today’ but that is simply impossible. Hahahopscotch is going to be playing Traditional Garden Games  at Wicksteed Park’s … Continue reading

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Hahahopscotch is off to the Chelsea Fringe

This half term break we’re doing a couple of rather jolly play days in honour of the fabulous Chelsea Fringe Festival and as I’m telling everyone else, there’s no reason why you should be last to hear. (Excuse the smug … Continue reading

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Marvellous marbles

This week I bought a handful of old stone marbles and promptly fell in love with these small, round toys that can cost only a few pence, are as portable as can be, but offer a multitude of different games. … Continue reading

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