The Tooth Fairy

What a rollercoaster ride! First, she was excited her tooth was wobbly. Then she was distraught that her tooth was going to fall out. Then she didn’t want to grow up and wanted to be six again. Then her tooth fell out. It was placed in a precious little jar and cleaned each night with … Continue reading The Tooth Fairy

Such different interpretations

We live Draw With Rob and it is rare a Tuesday or Thursday goes by with out us drawing along to his Facebook video. Over the weeks, it was been so fascinating seeing the girls find their own style though. Of course, the idea is, I think, to create a similar version of the picture, … Continue reading Such different interpretations

Fossil hunters

The girls want to be paleontologists this week! Of course they do! I wouldn’t let them dig up the garden so Flossy suggested we do a ‘People who changed the world’ on it. this is what we call History. So, dutiful mother that I am, and so keen to follow their interests, I looked for … Continue reading Fossil hunters

Felicity ‘writing’

It is so interesting and such a privilege watching Felicity learning to ‘write’ I’ve never been an Early Years specialist. I was put off during my teaching practice when one little boy in particular kept putting his hand up my trouser leg and stroking my hairy calves (winter and long hours meant I wasn’t shaving … Continue reading Felicity ‘writing’

Flossy is writing letters galore

We have found Flossy’s passion for writing... she loves sending and receiving letters. Following receiving a reply from Zia Carol she immediately wanted to write back. Independently finding a card, pencil and setting to work so the card could be mailed as soon as possible. She went on to start writing letters from one toy … Continue reading Flossy is writing letters galore

Harvesting what we find

The French countryside is abundant with fresh produce. Blackberries are already ripening on the bushes, the orchard at the bottom of the garden is providing us with apples and pairs every other day and, now we are back at the house, we are being literally ‘hit’ by plums falling from over head every time we … Continue reading Harvesting what we find

Putting on a show

When we used to run our own residential trips at Guillemont (my first Headship) on the last night we always had a ‘show’. The kids would rehearse for weeks before the trip. They had their own compare, had to pack and bring any resources with them in the mini bus... costumes, CDs of music, props … Continue reading Putting on a show

Hashimoto’s disease – more learning

In January I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease - an autoimmune thyroid disease that effects every part of your body in a variety of ways. In some ways it was a great relief as it made my very disparate and wide ranging symptoms make sense for the first time in two or more decades. *see … Continue reading Hashimoto’s disease – more learning