Howdy peeps, how are ya? (I really want to know, I'm not just asking for the sake of it.) I just wanted to say how much little things become big things that make a huge difference....and that we should stop and appreciate them. If you looked at my day yesterday, it looked like most other [...]
Back, Back, Back To School Again!
Howdy Peeps! Please tell me I'm not the only one singing Grease 2 songs... 😳😁 How are we all? I'm sorry I've been MiA, but starting 12-hour days has kinda worn me out. I am loving the new job and the cute, enthusiastic small people 😍 they're so keen! I need to plan lots of [...]
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 [...]
Happy Friday peeps! Last day of school for us today!! A lot of people have broken up already or will do today. (Sorry if that's not you... you're doing an amazing job, keep it up!) This is also the last Christmas holidays of the decade!! Where the heck did that go? More specifically for us, [...]
An Interesting Month
Happy All Saints Day Peeps! It's November 😱 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy4BGRAwCfg Always makes me laugh...although I can't compute not feeling Christmassy! Strange as it may seem it is actually November. November's a big month for us in lots of ways, not least our daughter's mock exams! Despite the stress she's under, she went into school telling her [...]
The Final Push
Helloooooo Monday Peeps! As I understand it, some places in the US are starting to think about summer holidays. Here in the UK we have half a term left (about 6-7 weeks). If your child is at the end of school it can be a major time in their lives. If your child is leaving [...]
Howdy Tuesday Peeps! Do you have a child in Year 2 or 6? Do you know one, teach one, run a club that includes these year groups?? Go easy on them. This week (or in the weeks to come) many of them will face the stress and exhaustion that comes with mock exams. For many [...]
Howdy Peeps! Happy St David's day to any Welsh peeps reading this. 🌾🐲🐉 1st March is an important day for anyone with children moving up schools. Today is the day to see if your little one got their first choice school. If you didn't get the school you expected, don't panic. You can appeal the [...]
HI Peeps! I think I mentioned it, but last week my daughter made choc-chip biscotti at school...and they were scrummy, so here's the recipe to try for yourselves: Biscotti pdf Just thought you'd like to try it...totally worth it. Anna x
Choose Your Battles
Hey-ho Monday Peeps! The title of this blog is good advice generally, but today it's specifically about parenting. I was asked by a friend recently how to get her 10 year old to wash and brush teeth willingly. I remember that pre-teen phase, my daughter and many of her friends were the same (typically 8-12 [...]