Monday 5 September 2016


So after what seems like forever, my 3 wonderful beasties went back at school today.
We always try to take a different picture each year, and Lee came up with Roman Numerals for this year's photo opportunity.
Despite Alex being apprehensive about going back, he went off quite happily into Yr8 - keen to find out who is new Form Teacher will be..
This is the last year that both Nicholas and Cassandra will be at the same school as Nicholas in Yr6 will leave in the summer to go on to better things at Eastwood with his brother.
As for my little lady, she's excited about being Yr3 and in Key Stage 2 now - big person's playground!

I got quite emotional this morning.  Hope they all have an AWESOME day.


Saturday 3 September 2016

School Summer Hols - Week 6

So, the final week... Monday was Bank Holiday and we had a BBQ - all cooked by Alexander of course with our good friends Stu & Xuan and their daughter Amanda.
Tuesday saw Alex and Nicholas taking part in and completing their Bikeability Level 3!
Wednesday, courtesy of Mum, we all went over to Rochford to Fantasia's Circus and it was brilliant - some of the performers are amazing...
Alex spent Thursday morning windsurfing with his bud Hayden and in the afternoon, I took all the beasties to Base Jump to bounce off some energy!
Friday was the day all the kids had a check up at the dentist, got a haircut, we picked up Alex's Blazer for school from the Dry cleaners (I've only had 7 weeks to get it done in), got last minute school stuff and then the boys had SOS swimming.  Cassandra doesn't start back until next week, so she and I sat and watched Pirates snuggled on the sofa.

I can honestly say that these holidays (all 7 weeks of them for us) have been the best yet (bar this week, think they really all had had enough of each other).  Who knows, next year may be even better?!


School Summer Hols - Week 5

I'm a little late in posting for week 5 as it's almost the end of week 6, but anyway...

Didn't really seem to do much the week we got back from the Lake District (probably too knackered) but we had friends over on the Monday and it was great as Jo, my friend has 3 kids too, all the same sexes and ages as mine, so everyone has someone to play with!

Tuesday saw Cassie riding again with Millie and then I took both the girls over to the park with me as Nicholas had a 1:1 goalkeeping session with his awesome footie coach - Jon Eckett of First Response Goalkeeping.
Alexander has been trying for ages to get anyone he knows to get into Warhammer with him and I think he's finally encouraged Matthew to do so, to today I dropped both boys off in town to allow Matthew to see if he enjoys it and to game for a bit in Games Workshop.  Whilst the boys were there, I took Nicholas and Cassandra to the cinema to see Swallows & Amazons - loved it, brought back memories of when I used to watch the series on TV!
Thursday was kind of nondescript, Friday Nicholas had his football day at Len Forge with Ramblers and Alex went off to Louis' for a sleepover.
Saturday saw us down with the in-laws making the trip back via Ikea to buy a new desk for Alex!
And Sunday Cassandra had her second skiing lesson at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead in readiness for our ski trip next year, so she's at the same level as her friend Millie.  She rocked it, already on level 3!!!