Covid Came and Education Changed

School’s Out

On Wednesday covid changed education in the UK.

This time last week was my birthday.  I was recovering from a 24 hour sickness thing, but was feeling better and my kids were at school.

This week, we have self-isolated, the schools are shutting and social distancing is the place we are at.  Our … Read more


Proud Parents

Parents evenings are part of any parent’s life, and, of course, any teacher’s, and I have been to many in my life, on both sides of the table.

But a recent parents evening, one where I was ‘the teacher’, really moved me.

Two fathers really had an impact on me.  All the parents were lovely … Read more


School is Here.

My son wrote this poem at the end of his first day at secondary school and it so sums up how I feel too….I love it!

School is Here

 

School is here, you can tell.

 

The grudginess from within is brought to our unstable souls as well,

One second you can be at … Read more


The end of the primary school years

You know that feeling, where you wake up and for a split second the world is as it has always been, and then it descends with a weight; the knowledge that something significant has ended and that life will never be the same again.

Have you had that feeling?

I’ve had it before in my … Read more


Stressed Kids

Last year I was convinced that Eldest Son was hormonal and that puberty had hit us age 12.  He was bad tempered, moany, grumpy and uncooperative.  Doors were slamming and little brother sometimes came off worse in a ‘play’ fight.

Then we had the summer holidays and I had a different son. He and his … Read more


The Eclipse and Direct Experience

Tomorrow is the eclipse. 931am in our area and we even stand a chance of seeing it according to BBC weather as there should be clear skies for 2 hours.

  • Are you going to watch it?
  • Where? How?
  • Why have you chosen to experience it that way?

It poses a dilemma for me…the kids are … Read more


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