School Days – parents evening and dinosaurs

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”

How to start a blog to be proud of

how to start a blog to be proud of

So many people decide to start a blog at this time of year when people are making resolutions and setting goals. Blogs are also becoming more recognisable even to people who aren’t usually spending al their time online.  There’s so many reasons why people want to start a blog: You want to write a book….start with a blog You’re making a change in your life…start a blog You’re starting a challenge….start a blog It’s new year’s resolution time and you… Continue Reading “How to start a blog to be proud of”

What love is…when you have children

Love is...settig them free - Bubbablue and me

When I was a girl, one of the chores we had to do was the drying up on a Sunday.  Of course it was drying up minus dishwashers.  We always fought over the best tea towels and one of my favourites was the Love Is…cartoon strip one. It was a cartoon of a little couple and a range of lines that showed what love is.  It was started in the 1960s by New Zealander Kim Casali as little notes to… Continue Reading “What love is…when you have children”

Children’s birthday party convert

From a birthday party hate to a party lover - Bubbablue and me

N doesn’t really do birthday parties. I love children’s parties because at the moment, most parents stay which gives me a great opportunity to catch up with mums I don’t get to see at school. But N isn’t usually a fan. So he normally refuses to go to any he’s invited to. It doesn’t even matter who the child is, it’s usually a no. The parties he has been to since starting school (other that his own) have all been… Continue Reading “Children’s birthday party convert”

Living Arrows 2017 week 2 – gappy smiles

smiling gappy smile - Living Arrows

If there’s one thing that N does really well, it’s lose teeth.  The new year has started with lots of gappy smiles. He’s not quite six yet, and on Friday tooth number 6 fell out at school.  So the tally is 2 swallowed, 2 lost (on the farm and on a shoot), and 2 brought home from school. At the moment he has a double gap up top. Although the tooth that fell out over Christmas’s replacement is already well… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 2 – gappy smiles”

School Days – post Christmas lull and school disco

paper aeroplane flying

We’re back after the Christmas holidays, and the first ‘week’ of school is over.  I know some aren’t even back yet, so if you’re still enjoying the holidays, I hope the first week back goes well. N seemed happy enough going back to school. When he was asked if he enjoyed school, he even answered yes (before then remembering that maybe he shouldn’t give that away, and saying no!).  I’m really glad he enjoys school, even though he sometimes moans… Continue Reading “School Days – post Christmas lull and school disco”