The Stick Carrier

The Stick Carrier – Living Arrows

The Stick Carrier – Living Arrows.  We’ve had a wonderful half term, full of adventures in some of our favourite places. When I was looking through the photos at the weekend there was one theme that flowed through all the days, not including my son’s bright red coat of course!  My eight year old could…Continue reading The Stick Carrier – Living Arrows

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 really think Monkey would benefit…Continue reading First session at Beavers

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 feelings last week I’m not…Continue reading Surviving World Book Day

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 of the family.  He wouldn’t…Continue reading Self Belief Award

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 lose it anything from the…Continue reading The Tooth Fairy has been

Changes since turning 6

Changes since turning 6 – films

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 which films he will watch,…Continue reading Changes since turning 6 – films