Project 366 2016 Week 29-30

Letter to a 7 year old

Project 366 2016 Week 29-30 Day 199-212 – A week at home and a week in Spain. Sunday 17th July – Day 199 We’d been invited to Hollywood Bowl for a lunchtime bowling session.  Afterwards we headed to Kirtlington Quarry, somewhere we’d only heard of recently.  What a little gem and… Continue reading »

Finishing Year One

Finishing Year One

So today I was you as you are finishing Year One, my son.  You have grown so much in this academic year and I am so proud of all you have achieved.  I know you struggle with reading and writing and lessons in general.  But you’ve made so many steps… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 25-26

Project 366 2016 Week 25-26

Project 366 2016 Week 25-26 Day 171-184 with The Boy and Me. Sunday 19th June – Day 171 We surprised Daddy P with a trip to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for Fathers Day. We’d visited the railway when Monkey was tiny and at the time there had been a landslide so the… Continue reading »

Joining in with Sports Day

Project 366 2016 Week 25-26

You might have read my post yesterday, it’s fair to say that Sports Day is not a date on the calendar that’s looked forward to with any great fondness.  Monkey doesn’t like it, in fact that’s quite an understatement.  Joining in with Sports Day just doesn’t happen here. We woke… Continue reading »

Oh god it’s Sports Day again

Oh god it's Sports Day again

It’s coming to the end of June, which means oh god it’s Sports Day again.  Please tell me that’s I’m not alone in thinking this! You see I have a son who doesn’t like sports, well he likes watching motor sports, but that’s not very helpful in this instance.  I can’t… Continue reading »

Roller coasters and suspension bridges

Roller coasters and suspension bridges

Sometimes life seems like one long roller coaster ride, with so many highs and a few lows along the way.  Our recent holiday was a real high point, we made lots of memories and saw Monkey’s confidence take another step forward.  The last few weeks has been all about roller coasters… Continue reading »

Beavers Investiture

Beaver Investiture

Monday was Monkey’s forth session with Beavers.  It’s been an interesting experience so far.  We have lots of protestations about not wanting to go, but when I pick him up he’s full of all the fun he’s had.  He asked to go and watch his Colony in the St Georges… Continue reading »

Expected – such a massive word

Expected - such a massive word

We had our parents teacher meeting on Tuesday afternoon.  Afterwards, once we were home I disappeared into the kitchen to have a little cry.  The little cry turned into sobs. Anyone who knows me, knows I’m the softest person on earth, so this may not be a big surprise.  Mary’s… Continue reading »

Sharing Mummy on a school trip

Sharing Mummy on a school trip

One of the joys of working on the blog rather than fixed employment, is that I can drop things at a moments notice fairly easily.  I get to see school parades and Monkey not joining in with Sports Day, without having to juggle time off with employers.  I’m really thankful… 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 »