Children, Friends

To friend (verb) or not?

I follow the wonderful That MidLife MaMa Donna on Facebook and she's ace. In particular, one of her posts caught my eye recently. https://www.facebook.com/100063737432941/posts/pfbid08qsLmXzsnDUZpw6LhbFHqzjDG4XSXf2WC29NTVq1To3JsNe5Qr2wLpGq3qgyTYFhl/ WordPress seems to trim the text there, here's what Donna said: Find your daughter’s teacher on social media and friend her. This is the advice I received last night. Immediately I… Continue reading To friend (verb) or not?

Children, Writing

Almost there

Are we nearly there yet? Almost holidays Almost the end of daily routines Weekly clubs already over Taxi service to sports is done with Peace and quiet looming, stretching to the horizon Or Kids off school, bored and nagging Interruptions, requests for snacks and screen time Organising activities and friends to play Money leaking to… Continue reading Almost there

Reading, Work

Three failures (and why that’s a good thing)

I've been reading How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong by Elizabeth Day recently. I'm not sure how I stumbled across it but it's a really interesting read. https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Fail-Everything-Learned-Things-ebook/dp/B07H3DRJG3 It's definitely taking precedence over my reading homework for my future leaders initiative: https://twitter.com/AndSmelly/status/1540448254504194049?s=20&t=0p0irTiB6Kxc1tDvY5iXnw I think we all dwell on our "failures"… Continue reading Three failures (and why that’s a good thing)

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