all the bags and shoes ready for back to school
Children, Learning

School’s Out 2021

Wow, that's it. The last day of school for the 2020-2021 school year. And what a year it's been! From the countdown last September, through an almost-immediate COVID scare, Christmas and another round of home learning, more school holidays in lockdown over February half term, and then back to in-school learning (thank goodness). The boys… Continue reading School’s Out 2021

a snapperwack made from bark, sticks and ferns
Children, Health, Learning, Work

Home Learning Round Two

Ding ding ding, seconds out! We're on our own again, well sort of. As everyone suspected would be the case, English schools closed for the spring term. No, not at the end of the winter term, during the holidays, or just before reopening. No, they closed after one day of the children being back -… Continue reading Home Learning Round Two

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Children, Family, Fitness, Reading, Work

Staying home, staying safe – week 17

This is a little diary of our seventeenth week in social isolation (well, ish by this point), encumbered by home learning's last week, working from home, and himself in work from time to time. It seems a very long time since this all started now. With the end of term on Friday, this is going… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 17

bathroom ceiling with flakey paint removed
Children, Family, Fitness, Reading, Work

Staying home, staying safe – week 16

This is a little diary of our sixteenth week in social isolation (well, ish by this point), encumbered by home learning, working from home, and himself in work from time to time. It seems a very long time since this all started now. Here are the highlights and lowlights. See what happened in week 15.… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 16