Happy Leavers Day!

Howdy Peeps! Weird times indeed. It is school leavers day for many yr2 and yr 6 pupils....and ALL GCSE and A-Level teens! There are no proms or leavers books, many friends already not in school, but it is still a special day and the start of their next chapter. My daughter will not go to [...]

Things Have Happened…

Howdy Peeps! Sorry I haven't been here for a few days, but lots has happened. Firstly, I decorated for Christmas!! Yay! Red in Kitchen...after buying new lights Totally didn't need more red decs but saw these sparkly trees in Morrison's in half price sale...it'd be rude not to! Big blue lounge tree New decs for [...]

My Baby Is All Grown Up!

Morning Peeps! Anyone out there with exam kids? I took my baby girl to her college open day yesterday! We're in the midst of mock exams, college applications and real-world changes. The college was great by the way, definitely has the courses she wants/needs. She received her NI number in the post this morning (for [...]

When Did I Get This Old?

Morning Peeps! 👋 I was having a lovely chat with the teenager this morning when I realised that these 'normal' conversations mean I'm really old! (Okay, I'm not because I was young when I had her, but I feel very old!) Our daily conversation involves her college application/university choices, course she'll be doing this time [...]

A Bit of Light Reading

Howdy Peeps! Firstly, it's 3 months til Christmas!!!! Secondly, the weather is pretty lousy today, so stay safe if you're travelling about! Yesterday was full of work and reading. I had paperwork to read through and a uni book to make notes on. If you are interested in the education system or how to support [...]

Beginning of the End

`Hello Peeps! So today is my baby girl's first day of her last year of school before college!! (Yes she is my baby, despite being 5'8" and almost legally an adult!) I'm proud and emotional and excited for her (and for us because we haven't done this before either!) and a teeny bit nervous. I'm [...]

Back To School (Universal)

Hey Peeps! Thought I'd share my list of back to school essentials for any age group, whether you've got a kid starting school or are in Adult/Higher Education...or anywhere in between, these will work: Pencils. Let's start with the obvious: Mechanical or not, get several and buy either ones with eraser tops or buy separate [...]

Back to School stuff

Hi-de-hi peeps. Are you bank holiday sale shopping? Now is a great time to pick up some bargains for back to school. Generic clothes and such are on sale, particularly in the supermarkets. Even our little sainsbury's has some vests, pinafore dresses and undies available. They also have a load of stationery and drinks bottles [...]

Well Done, Good Luck and Goodbye!

Howdy Friday Peeps! Are you looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend? Do you get one? I'm working Saturday and Monday, but the atmosphere is different... so still nice. 🙂 Anyhoo, yesterday was GCSE results day. I'm pleased to say they passed! Not just my pupils, but friends' kids, former students, and adults alike. I'm [...]