Project 365 2017 Week 19

Project 365 2017 Week 19

Project 365 2017 Week 19 Day 127 – 133 Sunday 7th May  – Day 127 I was awake bright and early thanks to the dawn chorus, who knew birds could be so loud! But otherwise all was good, and Monkey slept in til 7.30am.  The sun had decided to come out and… Continue reading »

Joining in at Beavers

Joining in at Beavers

On Monday night the parents of our Beaver colony were invited to watch a presentation for their World Challenge and Community Impact badges, focusing on the charity WaterAid.  I had no idea what part Monkey would take in the proceedings, or what it would involve.  Getting information out of him can be… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 49-50

Project 366 2016 Week 49-50

Project 366 2016 Week 49-50 Day 339 – 352 – Christmas Lights, a 7th Birthday, a number of encounters with Father Christmas and the end of term. Sunday 4th December  – Day 339 We spent the day with my oldest friend and her family down in Wiltshire.  She’s also Monkey’s godmother.  After… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 48

Project 366 2016 Week 48

Project 366 2016 Week 48 Day 332 – 338 From a castle to meeting Santa with Beavers, it’s one week nearer to Monkey turning 7! Sunday 27th November – Day 332 We spent the day at Warwick Castle, the weather was kind and Monkey loved every moment.  He was clearly deep in… Continue reading »

Speaking out and having a go

Speaking out and having a go

As the months roll on, I’ve shared so many of Monkey’s steps with you this last year.  He’s not the sort of child to ever want to take centre stage, any more than myself or his father were.  That’s ok. But he was extremely shy, extremely reserved, and it was… Continue reading »

Getting back into Beavers

Getting back into Beavers

Monkey’s first week in Year Two has generally been ok.  I’ve mentioned before that he has the same teacher in the same classroom.  It’s made so much difference.  Save us a whole term of anguish.  He obviously doesn’t want to do the homework (how can anyone not want to do… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 21

Las Iguanas Oxford

Project 366 2016 Week 21 Day 143-149 with The Boy and Me. Sunday 22nd May – Day 143 A photo that just about sums up an entire day – fab!  We started it off with a trip to our local cinema to watch the new Thomas film – The Great… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 20

Project 366 2016 Week 20

Project 366 2016 Week 20 Day 136-142 with The Boy and Me. From signets and croquet, to a boiler that wasn’t condemned and a back that doesn’t like me! Sunday 15th May – Day 136 We were spending the day in the Cotswolds.  We’d been invited to review a pub for lunch and then headed… Continue reading »

The smile that makes it all worth while

The smile that makes it all worth while

I feel as if I’ve got a sign above my head at the moment that says ‘feel free to dump freely all over me’.  Everything that can break is breaking, along with the bank balance.  My hormones are all over the place, the joys of edging ever closer to the… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 18-19

Project 366 2016 Week 19

Project 366 2016 Week 18-19 Day 122-135 with The Boy and Me. From ice cream to cocktails and a lot of fun in between. Sunday 1st May – Day 122 Daddy P was shattered so we opted for the easier option of my ideas for the day.  That was meant to… Continue reading »