Tag Archives: school

“P1 has been counting down the day”

Today we said goodbye to getting up at 7:45am. We said goodbye to breakfast at 8:10am. We said goodbye to leaving the home at 8:35 to get to school for 8:40am. We said goodbye to P1 walking the whole journey. Today we said goodbye to being home by 9am. We said goodbye to our afternoons, leaving at 2:35 and being …

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“Today topped it off when the school received their Ofsted report”

We’ve put the icing on top of a cake that’s slowly been created. Sorry, this post isn’t about yummy treats, it’s about P1s education. We uprooted our family to Sevenoaks nearly 5 months ago to start a complete fresh and better life. The schools are better, the lifestyle is better and the people are nicer. If you’re a loyal reader …

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Zoggs Affordable Girls Swimming Costumes

Having a child diagnosed with hypermobility makes you face many complications in normal every day life. One of these complications for P1 is swimming. She’s been swimming since she was in the parent and baby lessons with me. She’s confident in water but she can’t physically swim. Last week she started her third swim school. To prepare for a swimming …

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“It’s 1996. I’m starring as Mary”

It’s 1996. I’m starring as Mary along side my class mate who is Joseph for the afternoon. I’m wearing a long blue dress that I keep tripping on. Joseph has dropped baby Jesus and the audience of parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are laughing. I’m nervous and shy as I look out to see my Grandad with his bulky camcorder …

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“first ever school parents evening”

After school every single day I am faced with this scenario: Me: did you have a good day at school? P1: yes. Me: great. What did you do? What did you have for dinner? P1: I don’t know. I can’t remember. I can nearly guarantee that you all know of or have experienced this scenario. (If you haven’t I’d like …

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“School seems to be ruining everything I worked hard to create”

I spoke to the teacher this morning about P1s hair incident. I wish I hadn’t now to be honest. Ok, the teacher was extremely apologetic and I felt reassured that she was going to speak with P1 and the girl involved. However, when getting her home today and asking her about her day at school she owned up to actually …

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“P1 had some of her hair cut off at school today!”

I’ve thought about many ways to start this post but I just can’t find the words for it. P1 had some of her hair cut off at school today! I’m beyond devastated and confused. It’s only a little bit in comparison to what it could have ended up like. Children are cruel. Do I blame the little girl who did …

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To My Princess 1 – 4 Years 10 Months

To my Princess 1, I cannot believe how much you have grown this month. Not height wise, intelligence wise. You are reading! It takes time but you are actually reading most words. You sound out each letter to help you form each word. You’ve been picked on at school a couple of times recently which broke my heart. You kept …

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“These days apparently the harvest offering is £1”

I experienced my first Harvest Festival as a parent of a reception class child today. P1 has been practising her singing for the past week, a song I used to sing for my harvest festivals. Every single song reminded me of my school days and my harvest festivals back in primary school! I could sing along to the whole festival. …

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“History is certainly repeating itself!”

P1 came home from school today with a tale that brought back many memories of my own school days. She told me that a boy from year 2 was picking her up in the playground and she didn’t like it.   History is certainly repeating itself! P1 is a tiny dot just like her Mummy and therefore I knew I …

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“I don’t really know what careers there are in writing”

I want to learn something. I don’t know what. I’m interested in becoming a nail technician so that I can do it in my spare time. I’m also very interested in law, but gave up on the open university course that I started last year whilst pregnant. I’m the type of person that craves things but never finishes things. I …

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To My Princess 1 – 4 Years 9 Months

To my Princess 1, Unfortunately this past month has been a horrible one for the whole family. In your first day of school, 3rd September 2013, you were sent home early because you fell and you clamped down on your tongue cussing quite a bit of damage. We took you to A&E. This was also the day that Great-Nanny went …

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“The motivation for it just isn’t there at the moment”

I’m really struggling this week to get out of bed. The motivation for it just isn’t there at the moment. Last week was absolutely fine. My routine was this; 6:45am wake up, have shower, put dressing gown on, give P1 her breakfast at 7:15am, do washing up, tidying up, get P1 into her school uniform, let her watch some telly, …

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