The Transition From Nursery To Primary School

Earlier this week E had her final taster session at Primary School, once again she settled into the classroom like a duck to water and just like the previous taster session she seemed rather unhappy at the idea of returning home at the close of the day. It’s great to see how settled E seems, here’s hoping that come September following the lengthy summer break that she will be as happy about starting School!

Last night I attended a parents meeting for those with children starting school this autumn, it felt quite bizarre being sat back in the reception class room listening to advice from teachers and carer’s on how to help our little ones make a smooth transition from Nursery to School.…

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Decorating In Hindsight

Thinking back to when we first moved into our ‘forever home’ there was so much that needed to be done in terms of DIY. We have been here almost five years now and whilst we have worked hard to modernise as much as possible there are still some spaces in need of a major update.

Most importantly in my eyes we have yet to rip out the delightful ‘nineties-fruit and pine’ kitchen and replace it with a sleek, modern kitchen suite setup specifically to our requirements. I cant wait to walk into a clean, sleek kitchen without wincing at bright green and orange textured tiles.…

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Things I Have Liked And Loved In March

Welcome to my third instalment of the ‘Liked And Loved’ series which I aim to continue throughout the year to create a kind of ‘happy list’ to look back upon.

March has certainly been the month of transition in terms of the seasons, it finally feels as if Spring has arrived. Here are some of the many things that I have ‘Liked and Loved’ this month.


Watching J Play The Trumpet To An Audience

J has never really shown any interest in Music up until recently when his school introduced J and his class to the Trumpet. He has since been learning how to play the ‘toot toot’ and after a lot of hard work and practice he took part in a school concert!…

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Getting Into A Decent Routine

Things seem to be looking up, I feel a whole lot better generally and I think it’s all down to getting into a decent routine.

I have to admit that I was dreading E starting nursery as I worried that I would feel lonely each morning without her company, in reality the past three days have been great! I’ve managed to get a crap load of jobs done each morning that I would never have managed to get done whilst looking after a threenager.

It’s reassuring to know that E is being kept busy and no doubt having uggins of fun whilst I get all the usual household chores done and dusted.  …

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Watching Your Children Grow From Babies Into ‘Little People’

I woke up with stomach ache this morning already worried about how E’s first day at Nursery will pan out. E on the other hand was still dead to World kicking out the Zzz’s while I slurped at my morning brew and tried to get a bowl of Cornflakes down the hatch. As soon as E was up and about we got ourselves ready and before I knew it, it was time to bundle her up into the car and take her to Nursery.

We arrived slightly early and went inside to explore, E instantly ran off and began joining in with the other children as they played.…

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