The reluctant reader journey continues

The reluctant reader journey continues

From as far back as I can remember I’ve loved books.  Trips to Aldershot Library to pick up and exchange books was always a highlight of my week as a child.  I’m still a bookworm now and there’s a rather large pile of books to read by the side of… Continue reading »

Experiencing a school residential for the first time

Experiencing a school residential for the first time

When my son started in Nursery class aged 3 and half it was so hard to imagine the time that he’d be experiencing a school residential for the first time. Even thinking of him being in Key Stage Two seemed like a lifetime away. But before we knew it he… Continue reading »

A roller coaster week of parenting

A roller coaster week of parenting

Life is never dull with my now nine-year old son.  There are highs and lows, as I guess there are with all kids.  At this time of year he’s generally just shattered and over excited with his birthday and then the whole idea of Christmas.  It’s not always easy to… Continue reading »

An update on my reluctant reader

An update on my reluctant reader

Whenever I look at the recommended reading list from school for a child in Year Four, if I’m honest, I just want to cry.  I feel defeated as a parent, and as a book lover.  I just haven’t been able to visualise my nearly nine-year old son ever getting to… Continue reading »

Project 365 2018 Week 45

Project 365 2018 Week 45

Project 365 2018 Week 45 Days 308 – 314 Sunday 4th November – Day 308 The calm after the fireworks. I felt shattered today so we decided to change our plans.  My son had a Lego construction morning and then the menfolk spent the afternoon in the garage playing trains. … Continue reading »

The Year Four Journey begins

Project 365 2018 Week 36

Just like that the summer is over, it’s hard to believe.  We’ve had a very different summer this year, I’ve worked through part of it for the first time and we haven’t had a family holiday at all.  My son and I have had a couple of staycations with friends… Continue reading »