School Days – VIP and fun week

last day of year 1 photo

I think most people’s children have finished school for the summer now.  N finished on Thursday with an inset day on Friday which gave us a lovely 3 free days to prepare for our camping trip. So N has now finished year 1 – the first 2 years have sped by, and I supposed, sadly the next 5 will speed on by even faster. Here’s this week’s School Days. VIP N was pleased to come home on the last day… Continue Reading “School Days – VIP and fun week”

My Sunday Photo – flax fields

My Sunday Photo - flax and poppy

I’ve been seeing a lot of flax fields recently near us. Previously there haven’t been any round us, so it’s been lovely to see the fields amongst the greens and yellows.  From a distance they look bloe, but up close, a beautiful purple. The field I managed to stop to photograph had a few lone poppies and a smattering of white flowers too.

Project 365 2017 week 29

new havaianas flip flops

This week’s Project 365 was a bit of a slog. This year’s felt a bit different with being less inspired – not helped by demoralising Instagram, now I’ve lost 300 followers in 2 months.  I’m now just thinking sod that, and will just enjoy looking at my feed myself. Because I’m proud of the photos I take and how much my photography has improved over the last couple of years. So only week 29 of Project 365. On Sunday I… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 29”

Pizza Express party confidence

birthday party at pizza express - bubbablue and me

In the past N hasn’t been a keen party goer. He’s gone along to some, to others he’s refused.  And there’s always a time beforehand when he says he’s not going. But all parties so far were with lots of other children he knew.  This week, N went to his first party where he didn’t know anyone other than the party boy. It was his old best friend from nursery and he was having a Pizza Express party. N had… Continue Reading “Pizza Express party confidence”

Making friends and growing up with puppies

Making friends with puppies - Bubbablue and me

Being on a farm means there’s lots of animals around.  N is certainly learning how to care for them, everything about them, and an appreciation of them.  But most of the animals are livestock rather than pets.  Even the dogs are working dogs (well, apart from the old or gun shy ones).  But get new puppies on the farm, and it’s like having a pet for the short time before they start training and the OH gets stroppy that we’re… Continue Reading “Making friends and growing up with puppies”

School holiday childcare options

School holiday childcare options - Bubbablue and me

The long summer holidays are almost upon us which brings pleasure for children, and some parents. And horror for other parents. School holidays are when many parents (mostly mums) probably wish they only worked term time or were stay at home parents. For working parents holidays are a different matter. Employed parents probably find it harder with restricted time off. Although for self-employed parents, and even those working at home, there are changes that need to be made if they’re… Continue Reading “School holiday childcare options”

Living Arrows – swing in sunset

Living Arrows 2017 week 29 - swing in sunset

This week’s Living Arrows shot was one taken in the week of N on the swing. He’s had the theory for years about making a swing go – legs forward and back, and then knowing he needed to lean. But until this week, he’s just not grasped putting the lean with the legs. But he’s cracked it and I hadn’t even realised until I spotted him in the garden going higher and hugher. Our climbing frame isn’t secured into the… Continue Reading “Living Arrows – swing in sunset”

School Days – activity morning and lost coats

outdoor reading

The penultimate week of school and there’s been more going on than I expected. Conversation with N abotu school has decreased, mostly because he’s been struggling to get to sleep in the evenings, so it’s been a case of trying to get him to sleep rather than chatting for ages.  He’s so tired at the moment – 9pm bedtimes and waking early isn’t great, although he has been sleeping in til 7am some days. Unlike me – I’ve been waking… Continue Reading “School Days – activity morning and lost coats”

Project 365 2017 week 27 and 28

selfie at Cornbury festival

It’s a fortnight of Project 365 for me this week. Going to Cornbury Festival last week didn’t leave me time to do it, and then I just didn’t get round to it over this week.  So here’s our week 27 and 28. Week 27 As well as the intended new puppy, I discovered on Sunday, we also have 3 new farm kittens. Yes, yet more. This is the fluffiest of the bunch. The other 2 didn’t want to be photographed.… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 27 and 28”