Thursday, 29 January 2015

Reasons to be Cheerful: End of the Month #R2BC


My last week hosting until March. I will be handing you back to the care of Ojo's World for February. Thanks for joining in this month its been fabulous to see all your positive posts.  

1) Teaching

I am finally relaxing in my teaching practice with the younger ones. We have also had lots of fun with things like visiting birds of prey. Its fascinating to see how young children start to learn English and maths as well as wider subjects. I am doing such a variety of things including teaching singing so no two days are the same. I get to have a lot of fun too:


2) Running

My running is improving so much at the minute. I went out with a younger, fitter friend on Sunday in the pouring rain and broke my 1 km and 1 mile personal bests! It was nice to prove to myself that I can run fast I just need to keep it up. Here is my face when I realised what I had done:


3) Operation House

After a couple of hard work Saturdays things finally seem to be improving in our chaotic home! Even if its just an organised under sink cupboard in the kitchen and my daughter's room having a tidy bookcase:


That'll do for this week! I look forward to reading your posts..


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Monday, 26 January 2015

Striking Mums 2015 - launch post




Kate has challenged us to kick off our Striking Mum's campaigns for 2015 with an introductory post. She has posed some questions for us to answer so here I go:


1. Look at an old photograph of yourself. How does it make you feel? What hopes and dreams did that person have? What things did they enjoy doing? What might this person say to you now?

I was looking at the photo album my mum and son made for me this Christmas with old photos showing my life so far. This set was me as a toddler:



I was so sweet and innocent, full of adventure and keen to learn about the world around me! My granny and I had such a fabulous relationship and I miss having her around. I would say to myself carry on wanting to know how things work and make the most of family whilst you have them. My younger self might ask where some of my adventurous spirit has gone as I am a lot more cautious now!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

#CountryKids in Stratford upon Avon

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


It is about time I wrote about our New Year's Day adventures in Stratford upon Avon. I have already written about our day at Warwick Castle. On the first day of the year I thought it sensible to walk off the excesses of the night before and get some fresh air into all of us. So we left the Youth Hostel for the short walk into town:


It was definitely not a short walk! Luckily we had plenty of things to look at the way in such as lovely houses and eventually the river. It took use over 30 minutes to get into the town and I had two starving children by the time we got there... So we grabbed a bite to eat before exploring the streets of the town.

There is certainly plenty to see and its not all history:


This was directly opposite the Shakespeare birthplace and bookshop. On this occasion we didn't go in properly as there wasn't time to make a worthwhile visit. My children were intrigued by the outside (and the bookshop) though: