Living Arrows – end of year 1 approaching

Living Arrows week 26 - outdoor play

We’ve not done much over the last few weekends – well, apart from Feast at Waddesdon but I didn’t take many photos because it was just too hot and N wasn’t keen. But there’s been quite a few evenings spent in the garden due to the heat. There’s been lots of bubble fun and paddling pool water silliness. This Living Arrows shot was taken when N was checking out the bubble machine and before he got wet.  He’s nearly 6… Continue Reading “Living Arrows – end of year 1 approaching”

School Days – sports day and multi-skills

hula hoop race - Bubbablue and me

It’s been a busy week at school this week.  It’s felt like they’re really winding down to summer with sports day and sports week this week. Multiskills morning N’s been talking about the year 1 multiskills mornings for a couple of weeks. Mostly because it was a morning out, with a coach journey to another school.  When it came to it though, I didn’t hear much about it, other than the bus driver on the way forgot to pick up… Continue Reading “School Days – sports day and multi-skills”

Project 365 2017 week 25 – garden bubbles

water dunking

It’s week 25 of Project 365 and we’re thankfully over the heatwave. Nearly a week’s worth of 30C heat, and I was happiest being in work with the air conditioning.  Here’s this week’s photos. On Sunday it was garden bubbles getting the bubble machine out.  N was intrigued with the mechanism and decided he was going to catch the bubbles. It didn’t work that well but it didn’t put him off. On Monday I arrived home from work, then N… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 25 – garden bubbles”

Blogging traits – the weird blog world

Blogging traits - weird work of bloggers - Bubbablue and me

Some people start blogging and they might already have got involved on Twitter or Instagram, or follow other bloggers and so understand more about what being a blogger is about. But when I started I knew no bloggers and apart from vaguely being on twitter (ie I set up an account years ago), I had no idea. But 5 (or is it 6) years in, blogging has definitely changed me – I’m now a night owl for example. And that’s… Continue Reading “Blogging traits – the weird blog world”

Summer fun bucket list for kids and families

Summer of fun family bucket list - Bubbablue and me

Summer holidays are a bit of a mish mash for us, what with work and harvest.  The OH never informs me in advance of his plans so knowing when he can have N with him at work and when I need to sort out holiday club is always a mystery.  I think this year I may have 3 weeks of holidays off work, and potentially a couple of days of flexi-leave if I can manage the days I’m working well. … Continue Reading “Summer fun bucket list for kids and families”

Teacher’s pet or super keen kids

Teachers pets and eager to please - Bubbablue and me

Considering I didn’t ever really think I’d want to have children, I think we’ve had a pretty easy ride of it so far.  Making the decision to try for a baby was a good one and it’s worked out well.  Easy pregnancy, easy ‘labour’ (most calm unplanned c section ever), easy baby and so far, not too much trouble since then. While N has been a pretty easy going child so far, he does have selective hearing, never does the… Continue Reading “Teacher’s pet or super keen kids”

It’s too damn hot – day out at Feast Waddesdon Manor

Feast at Waddesdon Manor - Bubbablue and me

I really don’t deal with heat well.  It’s obviously a family thing because our mum hated the hot weather (despite or maybe because of living in various hot countries as a child) and my brother despite tanning really easily, isn’t a fan either.  It just makes me want to sit in a cold room somewhere and not do anything.  But for the second year, Waddesdon Manor’s Feast has fallen on a super hot weekend.  When I buy tickets in advance… Continue Reading “It’s too damn hot – day out at Feast Waddesdon Manor”

Living Arrows 2017 week 25 – bubbles

Living Arrows 2017 week 25- escaping bubbles

This weekend has been sooooo hot.  I’m not good in hot weather, so apart from nipping to the supermarket, we hung around at home. N went out on the farm but after lunch had to have a break while the OH went back out. I suggested we get out the paddling pool as the lodgers were around. They live in our converted garage, and the outside tap is in their garden. So we had to ask to borrow the tap.… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 25 – bubbles”

School Days – phonics screening test

watching television

Another week, another school days post. And unbelievably we’re racing towards the end of the school year with only 5 weeks to go. This week was a tad stressful for me because I’d been asked to come in to speak to the head, but had no clue what for. So I’d had 5 days of stewing about it.  It turned out to just be questioning if I had any issues after a bit of a moan had got back to… Continue Reading “School Days – phonics screening test”