How to Entertain School-Aged Boys

With two boys, 5 years between them, it is hard to keep them entertained but when those boys are opposite personalities, it becomes almost impossible.

Let me explain...

Yes, BP is outside but we're on holiday.
This is Big Prince (the one in the green hat, not the one holding the donut), he's 10 years old and likes to watch TV, play games and draw. He's the type who enjoys being indoors. He's not very sociable and likes his quiet time.

LP, outside as usual.
Little Prince is five (six in April) and likes playing football, video games and being outdoors. He is constantly active, from the moment he gets up in a morning to the second he falls asleep. He loves having friends over and running around the house.

They have very different personalities. My house is often filled with yells from BP telling LP to go away. Or shrieks from LP because BP won't play. This is why my house is filled with a plethora of toys, activities and crafts. There's golf caddies with clubs and balls, boxes filled to the brim with Lego and there are iPads.

Tablets are great but I refuse to let the boys use them all the time.

I bought a games table years ago and it has sat in our house, unused, for years. Recently the boys decided they wanted to use it. On the table they can play table tennis, table football, pool, air hockey and a whole load of other games. So far they've played table-tennis and pool.

It is great when I see them playing the games together. The games table is active enough that LP is happy but it's indoors and quiet (ish) which makes BP happy. They can play together nicely and enjoy themselves.

I never thought I would find any activity to keep them both happy but it turns out I was wrong.

How different are your children and how do you keep them entertained?

Brilliant blog posts on

Post Comment Love

Valentine's Gift Inspiration

Last year the Hubby and I spent Valentine's Day watching House of Cards series 2 on Netflix. We had a brilliant day spending time together and enjoying a great TV series. What more could you want?

Morgan's Milieu | Valentine's Day Plans: Pink Roses
Okay, maybe a bouquet of these beautiful things would be nice too!

So far this year we have no plans for Valentine's Day, but I'm thinking a relaxing bath, a good movie, popcorn and a snuggle on the sofa.

Nothing goes better with a relaxing bath than the perfect soap or shower gel. Compagnie de Provence Liquid Marseille Soap is scented with fresh verbena and smells lovely. It is invigorating and whenever I use it in my morning shower I am ready to take on the day. The soap doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or tight. It is available to buy from for £9.50.

After my shower or bath I moisturise and my hands need particular attention. This is when I use Compagnie de Provence Hand Cream, again scented with fresh verbena. The hand cream with shea butter, olive oil and vitamin E, is light and airy. It isn't too oily and keeps my hands soft and moisturised all day. I used to use L'occitane hand cream but I switched to this because I only need to use it once a day. I'm considering buying more just to make sure I have enough to last and at £13.00 for 300ml it is worth it.

The liquid soap and hand cream would make a great Valentine's gift and if your boyfriend/hubby needs a hint (or even you), look no further.

Morgan's Milieu | Valentine's Day Plans: Compagnie de Provence Gift Set

As you know the Hubby and I love movies and the classic accompaniment to a movie is popcorn. My boys are always asking for popcorn whenever they watch their movies and I can't keep buying the packaged toffee popcorn, it's just not good for them. I found a replacement though and it's perfect. 

Morgan's Milieu | Valentine's Day Plans: Heat n Eat Popcorn Maker

The Heat 'n' Eat Popcorn Maker from is great. Buy a bag of popcorn kernels, fill up the measuring cup and tip the kernels into the big red tub. Then all you need to do is pop the tub into the microwave and two minutes later you get hot, fresh popcorn. A bonus is you can choose which topping to add to your popcorn. You can buy the Heat n Eat Popcorn Maker from the iwoot website for £14.99.

This popcorn maker is so convenient, I love it!

Morgan's Milieu | Valentine's Day Plans: Popcorn Maker, worth the buy.

The movie hasn't been decided yet, maybe it'll be Gone Girl. I saw it available for rent on the Apple TV so that's a possibility. There's always our favourites but I'm thinking we should try something new.

What plans do you have for Valentine's Day?

I was sent the products in this post for the purpose of review, all opinions are my own.

Introducing Maxwell Scott Bags

Handbag designers like Louis Vuitton appeal to me, and in fact I own my own designer handbag. I've had it for years and it will always be my favourite.

Louis Vuitton Brown Leather Handbag

What I love about premium brands is the quality of the product. Yes, they're expensive but you can see, just by looking, that they'll last. Owning many handbags over the years I can now tell which will last days and which will last years. It is always the more expensive bags that last longer.

Activities for 4-6 Year Olds - Weekend Box Review

Come the weekend I often struggle to find things for Little Prince to do. Being offered the chance to review the Weekend Box was just what I needed.

Morgan's Milieu | Activities for 4-6 Year Olds - Weekend Box Review

When I first heard of the Weekend Box I thought it was just a cooking/baking activity but as LP and I opened up the box on Saturday morning I was pleasantly surprised. Inside the box were four different coloured packs, each containing a different activity.