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Nature spotting in our local area

Over the Easter holidays, we went out to the river almost everyday. We enjoyed all kinds of weather but mostly sun! So first up is the heron which we saw frequently: Next we have the egret. Only spotted on one day of the holidays but we saw two! Dad was frantically trying to get some […]

Spring forward and looking ahead to the rest of 2021

So the clocks went forward last weekend. The next easing of lockdown began on Monday. Easter holidays started at 3pm yesterday. Change is a natural part of life and things seem to be happening this week! I feel a sense of positivity that was impossible this time last year as we began our first lockdown, […]

This time a year ago…

This time a year ago… we had NO IDEA what was coming our way. This time a year ago… 125,000 lives in the UK and 2.5 million lives worldwide were being lived, now tragically cut short by covid. This time a year ago… I was expecting a short sharp lockdown. I expected we’d close 2 […]

How to help your child adjust to being back at school

The end of lockdown in sight. It has been tough for parents, teachers, children, EVERYONE! Some children (and parents) will be thrilled that schools are fully reopening next week but others will be cautious and need extra reassurance. Getting ready Give them information about the school routine and structure of the day. Talk about the […]

5 reasons why this lockdown feels tougher than last time

Last March, I waltzed into lockdown like it would be our saviour and covid would soon be forgotten. Now almost a year on, we have been home for 2 months and have a roadmap back to some semblance of normality but with the admission that lives will be sacrificed. This lockdown in 2021 has felt […]