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The word 'mischief' with a doodle of Thomas sitting on the 'f' holding a bottle of oil upside down with it dripping down and creating a puddle

Friday Focus 05/03/21 – Mischief

Thomas has been full of mischief this week. He’s been decapitating my daffodils in the garden, throwing mud at his sister and then excelled himself by working out how to…

Two yellow clothes-peg planes

Crafting with kids – clothes-peg planes

I love it when a home-learning topic provides inspiration for a craft activity. Sophie has recently been learning about Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic…

My husband (holding Thomas), me and Sophie (holding Jessica's picture) out in the garden

Me and Mine – February 2021

If January was a month of struggling with lockdown restrictions, February was a month where we settled into them; finding ways to make lockdown life more bearable. We shifted our…

Jessica standing in front of a tree looking out over a big branch - "Country Kids"

Country Kids 27/02/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and coping as best you can with lockdown restrictions. It’s been lovely to have some sunnier weather…

The word 'exercise' with a doodle of a woman doing star jumps for the 'x'

Friday Focus 26/02/21 – Exercise

I’m trying to get a bit fitter at the moment and do a little more exercise. This week my husband and I have been trying a little harder to make…

Sophie throwing a fake snowball at Thomas

Fun with fake snow

We’ve been lucky to have snow a couple of times so far this winter. We always have to make the most of it when we do get it though as…

The word 'absence' in purple

Friday Focus 19/02/21 – Absence

It’s been a quiet half-term break. February half-term is always a quiet one but lockdown this year has made it even more so and I’m aware of the absence of…

A rainforest in a shoebox with pipe cleaner animals

Crafting with kids: A rainforest in a shoebox

Sophie has been learning about Brazil and the Amazon rainforest over the last few weeks. Her project this half-term was to make a rainforest in a shoebox. She enjoyed having…

Sophie and Thomas in the garden with Sophie holding a picture of Jessica

Siblings – February 2021

Like a lot of other people, we’re struggling with lockdown fatigue at the moment. I’m so glad that Sophie is good at helping keep Thomas entertained and that he mostly…

Jessica standing in front of a tree looking out over a big branch - "Country Kids"

Country Kids 13/02/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and coping as best you can with lockdown restrictions. We’re feeling very relieved to have made it…