16 February 2013

A mad week

So this half term has been a wee bit stressful with a series of events giving me weepy eyes, an exploding head and a minor panic attack over letting people down.

I had the intention of covering a full time teaching post from Easter, a decision we didn't make lightly and could only commit to with the help of my in laws who were going to move locally from France to help out. Well, basically be our wraparound childcare so I could get to work before the children turned up - that's kind of important.

Unfortunately a not very pleasant illness has been diagnosed so the in laws, quite rightly, are staying put in France where they are already swiftly being dealt with by their local health service. We now sit and wait.

Meanwhile, the reality set in.

BOOM! Slight panic attack and tears.
"How the hell am I going to get to work and teach 5 days a week and get the children to breakfast club and pay the crappily high fees for after school club where they don't even get a hot meal and then get home to get them a meal and plan my work, and I always said I would never put the kiddies in round the clock childcare to go to work, and, and, and...."
Discussion with hubs ensued and the conclusion was met; I couldn't do it. Ok, fine, I couldn't do it.

11 February 2013

Crockery Farm - book review & competition

So it's half term already and as usual it's cold.

And wet.

And attempting to snow.

And it's only Monday.

Today we have plans to bake and chill out with some books.

As a mum, and a teacher, I am always on the lookout for new books to entertain the children - and hopefully educate them along the way. As luck would have it I have a lovely friend, Ian House, who is not only super talented with animations and illustrations but has also turned his skills and imagination to producing his first children's book.



5 February 2013

This is the boy....

This is the boy who used to refuse to pick up a pencil.

This is the boy who couldn't decide which hand to go with.

This is the boy who wouldn't sit down for longer than 30 seconds to try and draw a picture.


This is the boy who has decided that actually it's okay to write!

x x x



2 February 2013

A good day

Today was cold with bright sunshine. A perfect weather combination.

An ideal day to get out for a stomp around one of favourite places locally. (Yes, I know, this is the third time I've posted about it.)

Morning swimming lessons done, soup warmed up and decanted into a flask, picnic packed, Earl Grey in my travel mug and we were good to go.

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