Dobble
Children, Games, Learning, Review

Review: Dobble

It's still only a few weeks since small boy's birthday so we're working our way through his new games. We loved Bug Bingo and this weekend we decided to give Dobble a go. This was another Amazon wishlist purchase: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Asmodee-ASMDOBB01EN-Dobble-Card-Game/dp/B0031QBHMA Getting Started Inside the packaging (bah humbug, too much unnecessary plastic) there's a lovely compact… Continue reading Review: Dobble

a week in pictures
Children, Family, Fitness, Friends, Learning, Work

10 Things Home Learning has Taught Me

Its been said thousands of times by, well, pretty much everyone. 2020 hasn't quite been what anyone could have expected at the start of the year. I'm not going to get absorbed by the ins and outs and the politics of how we've ended up in such an awful mess. The 17 weeks we spent… Continue reading 10 Things Home Learning has Taught Me

banana chocolate chip muffins
Children, Family, Fitness, Learning, Work, Writing

Staying home, staying safe – week 11

This is a little diary of our eleventh week in social isolation, back to home learning after half term, me working from home, and himself in work a few days. Here are the highlights and low lights. See what happened in week 10. What will week 12 bring? Stay safe everyone, I hope you're doing… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 11

sunlight through tall treees
Children, Family, Fitness, Learning, Work, Writing

Staying home, staying safe – week 10

This is a little diary of our tenth week in social isolation, school half term at home, and with both himself and me working from home. I'm going to just talk about the highlights and low lights. See what happened in week 9. What will week 11 bring? Stay safe everyone, I hope you're doing… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 10

School bags and coats piled and ready to go
Children, Health, Learning, Uncategorized, Work

Considering a Return to School

One of the reception mums just asked on our Facebook group who's going to be back in school on Monday. Only a few replies so far but most are staying home still, including small boy. Considerations There are lots of reasons for us, some selfish and others more community spirited. For starters, trying to take… Continue reading Considering a Return to School

painted rocks in a rock snake in the woods, with pine cones
Children, Family, Food, Learning, Work

Staying home, staying safe – week 9

This is a little diary of our nineth week in social isolation, home learning, and with both himself and me working from home. I'm going to just talk about the highlights and low lights. A full diary takes a lot of writing and I can't imagine anyone's really interested in all the detail. See what… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 9

les ponts couverts, Strasbourg
Friends, Language, Learning, Travel

Ma deuxième langue: 2ème étape

Ça fait un certain temps que j'ai voulu écrire quelque chose en Français. Cela est assez dur pour moi, je parle assez facilement mais a l’écrit mon français n'est pas terrible! Donc, s'il vous plait, soyez gentilles avec tous les fautes qui suivent. Il y a 6 mois, j'étais à Paris pour mon boulot et… Continue reading Ma deuxième langue: 2ème étape