School Days – hockey and playground friends

drinking hot chocolate after school

It was N’s birthday run up this week and at the end of the week he came down with the start of a cold. It didn’t seem to impact his school efforts, but he was quite tired. More so than usual (never helped by his early morning exploits, and when he’s not 100%, his midnight wanderings into bed with me). Here’s this week’s school days. Hockey N’s school might be small, but they make the most of bringing in outside… Continue Reading “School Days – hockey and playground friends”

Project 365 2017 week 3 sunrises and hygge

Hygge - slippers and blanket

Week 3 and it’s been a big one. It’s been a birthday week for N. Along with about 20 million other people we know it seems, as there’s been parties galore, presents flying around and chocolates being handed out at school. On Sunday we didn’t do much. The weather wasn’t great and N didn’t want to do much, so I vegetated keeping warm under my cosy blanket. Monday was school, and once back home, N wanted a hot chocolate with… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 3 sunrises and hygge”

When a nice child becomes a nasty child

When nice children turn into nasty children - Bubbablue and me

After having nearly 6 years of a lovely little boy, N is going through a nasty phase. I don’t think he realises he’s doing it, and from talking to people it sounds like lots of children go through it. But it’s really sad to be on the receiving end of some of the things he says.  It’s strange having his personality transplant moving from nice child to nasty child. We’ve had it lucky so far with him. He’s generally been… Continue Reading “When a nice child becomes a nasty child”

Do parents gain patience for driving after children

how much patience do parents have when dancing - Bubbablue and me

I remember a friend telling me that having children makes you a lot more patient.  I’d say I’ve definitely chilled out with regards to being less strict than I expected I’d be. But I don’t think my patience has improved. Especially not with driving. I do love driving. But didn’t want to drive at 17 like so many of my friends did. I was at boarding school for 6th form and then at university, so I wouldn’t have had any… Continue Reading “Do parents gain patience for driving after children”

School Days – parents evening and dinosaurs

doing maths homework

After last week’s short week, this one was about getting back into the proper routine. After a long break you forget how hard it is to do a full week at school. And that’s just the parents – fitting everything in, remembering everything that’s going on and geeing up the children. We’re definitely back into the routine again. Reading Whoop, finally N had (we think) moved up a level in reading. He’s now on level 6/orange and is going up… Continue Reading “School Days – parents evening and dinosaurs”

My Sunday Photo – friendly labrador

My Sunday Photo - Black Labrador

Our labrador is meant to be a gun dog.  We went to pick her up when N was just under 3 months old, so they’ve grown up together.  She’s a lovely temperament, is great around children and is a good protector. She is a rubbish gundog though, because she’s gunshy. She’s too nervy and doesn’t like loud noises.  So she mostly just roams the farm all day. This morning though, I’d opened the door to get a shot of the… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – friendly labrador”

Project 365 2017 week 2 hot chocolate and reading books

unusual orange flowers

This year feels like it’s been going on a while now, but we’re only in week 2.  The weather’s been miserable and I’ve been relying on my phone camera. That’s if I even remember to take photos.  I was struggling this week to remember which is ridiculous given this is my 4th year! On Sunday, we had to do N’s reading. He only had 1 book thankfully, but had put it off until Sunday which meant he had to read… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 2 hot chocolate and reading books”

Nervy start to a new tennis club term

The new term at tennis is always hit and miss with N. It seems he’s now playing tennis three times a week at the moment.  On Mondays at after school tennis club, on Fridays at the tennis club junior lessons (both with the same coach).  And now on Fridays at school, it’s his class’ turn to have tennis from an external coach.  N doesn’t seem too concerned about that, and there’s no other sports that he wants to try.  Other… Continue Reading “Nervy start to a new tennis club term”