First session at Beavers

First session at Beavers

Those of you who have followed the blog for a while will know that Monkey isn’t a sports fan, and that his swimming lessons turned into a nightmare for all concerned.  He’s very shy and has no interest in taking part in the after school clubs on offer, but I… Continue reading »

Surviving World Book Day

Surviving World Book Day

So much has changed since I was a child growing up in the 1970’s.  I can’t remember ever dressing up at school, may be the very occasional mufty day, but certainly nothing else. Being an avid bookworm I’m enthused by anything that promotes reading to children. But having witnessed Monkey’s… Continue reading »

Self Belief Award

Self Belief Award

My son excelled himself last Wednesday.  He really showed that he can surprise even himself.  He won a Self Belief Award and I could not be any prouder of him right now. Monkey doesn’t like sports.  He appears to be taking after Daddy P, rather than me and my side… Continue reading »

The Tooth Fairy has been

The Tooth Fairy has been

Towards the end of last year I wrote about our visit to the dentist and her predictions for Monkey’s baby teeth.  On Christmas Eve Monkey announced that one of his front teeth was wobbling.  Oh wow, my little boy really is growing up.  Common opinion was telling me that he’d… Continue reading »

Changes since turning 6 – films

Changes since turning 6

I’m so glad that I stuck to my plan of a quiet couple of weeks over the Christmas holidays. The break was stress free and Monkey was an absolute joy to be with.  I’ve noticed a couple of changes since turning 6 in my young son.  He is very selective over… Continue reading »

Ode to a lost trainer

Ode to a lost trainer

I have to admit that we’ve probably done rather well.  Monkey started pre-school at 2 and half and since then we’ve only ever lost 1 glove.  Yes, I’ve had to search in the cloakroom for various items over the last couple of years at school but everything else has always… Continue reading »

Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 061215

Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 061215

Animals of all shapes and sizes form a fundamental picture of my childhood.  They fill my memories.  Whether it be watching Guru Gramps catching dragonflies, looking at our rabbits and playing with our cats.  There is one species of bird above all other, that will forever remind me of my… Continue reading »

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Now you are 6

It only seems a few moments ago that Monkey finally got the hang of pedalling.  Most of his friends had already abandoned their stabilisers before Monkey could even be persuaded to sit on a bike, let alone pedal it. He still prefers his scooter, but there are times when only… Continue reading »

Meeting Sir Nigel Gresley

Meeting Sir Nigel Gresley

When I was a little girl my Dad had his Hornby train set all laid out in our garage.  He could stand in the middle of the layout and run a few different trains at the same time.  If my brother and I had been very good we might be… Continue reading »

I’m not ready for the tooth fairy

I'm not ready for the tooth fairy

There are so many milestones in a child’s life, a first smile, crawling, walking, talking, writing that first word.  All are priceless, something to be remembered and cherished, and as each milestone is met a new part of the journey begins.  I’ve always been quite thorough at recording every little… Continue reading »