It's strange how other people's ideas about you can be so surprising sometimes. I have one friend who I love for her complete honesty. I always say she's good for the soul. Just talking to her about anything helps me get a bit of perspective and calms me down from my rants. She reacts completely… Continue reading Other people’s ideas
A couple of weeks ago, in the midst of Storm Ciara, we abandoned plans to visit the Imperial War Museum North. On the Friday of half term, I'm off and himself has taken a day's holiday, so we can have a family day out. It's a 40 minute drive for us and free entry so… Continue reading Review: IWM North
There's this Facebook status doing the rounds at the moment. Its claiming to be kind and supportive and fun. But I think it's also attention seeking and hurtful. Sure "if I didn't tag you, please, no offence" - but that makes it my fault if I'm hurt because you excluded me. "I tried to choose… Continue reading Unintended exclusion hurts too
One of my favourite things about my kids is their ridiculously free and vivid imaginations. It all started about two and a half years ago. Small boy was in the sling on my back as we walked through the woods from the local park to home, he pointed at a tree and told me that… Continue reading Fabulous Sneaky Beasts
(By large boy, age 8) EvilBadMeanAngryBulliedMadDangerousSad I think we can all learn a lot from this child. He's brought this new list home from school tonight, drawn at after school club. It's a follow on from Things to be... yesterday.
(By large boy, age 8) FriendlyGoodCoolNiceKindObedientKIVALovingSmileySensibleExcellent I think we can all learn a lot from this child. He's brought this list home from school tonight, drawn at after school club and he's so proud of his bubble writing!
Large boy received a projector creation kit for his birthday, it's a Science Museum kit and you can get it on Amazon: Create a Night Sky. He's in the process of going from Beavers to Cubs and they've been doing lots about planets and stars over the last few weeks. With Storm Ciara blowing around… Continue reading Review: Science Museum Create a Night Sky
On Monday large boy screwed up at making good decisions at school. We all do it and its important to make mistakes so we can learn from them. He did something foolish and got carried away. We're a bit disappointed, but also proud of how he handled the outcome. As a consequence, by agreement between… Continue reading Screenless day
I started this post with just 6 reasons but its grown over time. 1. You're laid in bed at night trying to decide what route to run tomorrow. 2. You're prepared to get up early to do some work before the kids are up so that you can justify a longer run at the start… Continue reading You know you’ve got the running bug when…