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 »

Reading progression

Reading progression

As you all know, my Monkey son does everything at his own pace. Although he loves books and will happily sit with me for hours, literally, and let me read to him, it’s been a bit of a battle to get him to take the lead. But since starting in… Continue reading »

Tricks and treats with Monkey

Tricks and treats with Monkey

The last couple of weeks have seen a few tricks and treats with Monkey.  Again, his confidence is growing and he’s willing to try new things.  He quite happily dresses up at home, but is not keen on dressing up for parties, school events and the like.  Trick or treat has… Continue reading »

Progressing through school

Progressing through school

I was lucky growing up, I enjoyed school for the most part and found most of my subjects easy.  I loved English, History and Geography and would happily spend hours reading about my favourite subjects.  Maths was the big exception.  I hated it, didn’t get it, could have lived quite… Continue reading »

Project 365 2015 Week 37

Project 365 2015 Week 37

I’ve been joining in with Project 365 since the start of 2014, and been inspired by The Boy and Me to make sure I take a Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year! Project 365 2015 Week 37 Days 249-255.  Our first full week back at school and it’s… Continue reading »

A big step for a little boy

A big step for a little boy

So we’ve started our first full week in Year One, and last week was a bit of a rollercoaster for us all.  To be honest, I’ve felt all the stress of helping Monkey settle in to a new routine, has been firmly left with me.  I know it’s pretty much… Continue reading »

Vamousse to prevent and treat head lice – review and giveaway

Vamousse to prevent and treat head lice

We’re back in the school routine now which always leaves me wondering how long it will be before we get a dreaded red-letter returned in Monkey’s book bag – watch out head lice are about!  We’ve not been afflicted yet, but I’m sure at some point they will visit us…. Continue reading »

A smile at the end of the day

A smile at the end of the day

I won’t lie, today has been emotional.  You may have read my post earlier in the week about Monkey starting in Year One today and my concerns. Whenever I’ve broached the subject of returning to school with Monkey it’s been met with fierce protestations about not wanting to go.  The… Continue reading »

Beginning Year One at School

Beginning Year One at School

Tomorrow Monkey you will be starting a new chapter, beginning Year One at School. It only seems a moment ago that we were looking at your first day at school.  That year really did fly past so quickly.  What will this year hold for you my son? A lot of happiness… Continue reading »

Project 365 2015 Week 29

Project 365 2015 Week 29

I’ve been joining in with Project 365 since the start of 2014, and been inspired by The Boy and Me to make sure I take a Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year!  Project 365 2015 Week 29 Days 193-199. Sunday 12th July – Day 193 We’d been invited down… Continue reading »