It's been three weeks to the day that Penelope came into our lives. With this baby I knew I wanted an elective Cesarean due to the crazy labour I faced with Evelyn. I didn't ever put into words my birth story for Evelyn for two reasons. 1: I could barely remember what happened due to… Continue reading Penelope’s Birth Story
Pure Imagination Let’s imagine. Close your eyes and take yourself to a calm place, a place where you feel happy and content. Where did you go? A tropical paradise… A fruitful meadow… Outer space?? Wherever you went you used a combination of previous knowledge and a handful of imagination. These two key concepts go hand… Continue reading Pure Imagination
Do you remember being at school at the methods used back then being totally different to those being taught now? Have you sat down with your child over the past year and thought… hang on what?! Well you are not alone. The English National Curriculum has undergone many changes in its history and has ‘evolved’… Continue reading Real World Maths
Well, we are now into Summer term and school should be back in full swing. It isn’t. We are still managing this pandemic the best we can. As a Deputy head, as a teacher, as a mum it has been a challenging time and I’ve seen across social media that people are in mixed opinion… Continue reading Do you!
The happiest place in the world? Yes! We had an absolutely wonderful 4 days trip to the park so I thought I'd blog about our experience including tips and tricks to help anyone thinking of going (and to remind me for when we go again!) So, we booked direct through Disneyland Paris Travel Company back… Continue reading Disneyland Paris
So this month I attended a workshop. I attended a workshop with other like minded ladies. A workshop that would help me to reconnect with me? Take time out? Feel less alone? Realise that we are all in this together? Yes. That is exactly what it was. A wonderful local Mama, Claire, has set up… Continue reading Mama Time
Being a parent AND a teacher is difficult. I had always assumed that having this profession behind me would enable a smooth transition to parenthood. I was wrong. ‘The book of Parenting’ is written by a completely different author to that of ‘The book of Teaching’. However, over the past 3 and a half years… Continue reading School Daze to School Days
Evelyn's room is possibly my favourite room in our (very small) house! Living in London means, at the moment, we have a two bed home. I love it because it is ours and needed little doing to it when we moved in. Previously owned by a builder, the house was perfectly painted, white and neutral!… Continue reading Evelyn’s Bedroom Tour
2016. Lets reflect. Well, this year we have settled properly into our new home and have started to think about how we are going to develop it this year. With plans for a new front door, new carpets, new fence panels and hopefully start thinking properly about an extension so I can finally have my… Continue reading Mirror Mirror
So, I woke up this morning to the most wonderful message from a fellow blogger who had nominated me for the Liebster Award!! How amazing! The award is there to help new blogs spread their message! It helps to create a community of fellow newbies! As a new blogger, gaining an audience on a wider… Continue reading Liebster Award!!