Thursday, 8 October 2015

Too cool for school

I don't know if it was nerves or the fact the brand new patent leather shoes were already hurting my feet, but I walked for a mile in the wrong direction before running to school so as not to be late. After all, I didn't want to make a bad first impression.

I arrived just in time to see a group of fellow first timers with nervous faces; we lined up in the school hall and gave our names to the head master.

Fortunately, a dog runs into the school, as they do, and we all relax a little.

I nearly didn't know about today's open day, assuming that the council would write to us to let us know when to start looking for schools for LOs - fortunately I was looking for some completely different online and came across this:

and this:

which detail the process. Phew!

So, our tour began with a look through the foundation classrooms with an impressive teacher who ran through the curriculum in such an inspiring way that the dread I feel about my baby going to school has been replaced with positivity! It's not such a big step up from nursery after all, and they'll still be able to learn in a way that is centred on their needs and interests.

We then saw some maths and English classes in action which seemed challenging but interesting; there's also lots of green space and opportunity for music and sport. The next group of parents arrive on the dot after an hour and we're ushered out. I run home with excitement and sit down, enthused, to fill in our application. Fingers crossed!

I'm moving! Well, it's more of a second home by the sea; you're welcome to visit at

Friday, 2 October 2015

Funny Friday

Me: "This curry is a bit spicy"

McBaby: "Don't be rude mummy, it's very tasty! Say sorry to daddy!"

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

What I saw on the tube...

I always find it a bit odd when people shape balloons into animals. However, seeing this child on the tube holding this balloon was a new nadir in inappropriateness...

Friday, 25 September 2015

Funny Friday

"Mummy, what does this handle do?"

"It opens the window"



To friend that he bumped into in the park:

"I'm in charge!"

After playing together for 10 minutes, his friend collected his belongings and said: "Bye! We're going to the pub now!"


After hearing me talk about someone at work.

"What's your work collie's name, mummy?"


Sunday, 20 September 2015

My Sunday picture

What gorgeous weather! So instead of pounding out 3miles on the treadmill at the gym, I walked eight miles along the canal path yesterday!

Friday, 18 September 2015

Funny Friday

At last! A home for all the funny things the McBaby says to me.

This week:

1. "Mummy. I really hope your head doesn't fall off" (I was only kissing him goodnight.)

2. To random man cycling along the canal path as we were out on our walk "All right mate!"

Tag yours! #funnyfriday