Whirlwind Week

Last week was incredibly busy, one where I felt like we were constantly chasing tails.  Besides usual commitments away from home I managed to clock up over 10 hours at Brownies due to lack of adult help there, Pete was away and we had two home ed trips one I needed to sort crafts for.  Although I had regrets about signing us up for various things actually they came good and we had a lovely social week.

Monday was a work/errands day although we did manage an hour or so in the local park catching up with friends we hadn’t seen for ages.  Oh and lots of playing with loom bands in preparation for Guides.

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Tuesday was a trip to Portsmouth to see Lucy Hawking (Stephen Hawking’s daughter – author of George’s Secret Key).  Sam had to be really nudged through the first book but displayed some unexpected enthusiasm on the day (think Oscar’s rubbed off) and we ended up purchasing the second to get it signed, true to form he read half of it on bus home and then enthusiasm upped and left.

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New playground on the way
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Book signing
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Reading on the bus

Wednesday was Geography and Spanish and the usual Lego and bubble play with friends.

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Thursday we had a lovely bug hunt and outdoor craft session with a few other families.  Coming to the conclusion that these ad hoc, local, informal days suit us best.

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Hunting
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Getting serious about it
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Building traps – have to admire their thinking
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More traps.
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Traps turned out to be effective.
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Dragonfly
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Stick insect
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Butterfly
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Crab shell found on the beach while waiting for the bus home.

Friday, a very kind friend collected Sam to play at theirs for the morning as I was stuck in expecting parcels, meaning I had a couple of hours home alone to sort out some crafts for work.  Then a hurried afternoon finding and checking Jack’s camp stuff as he had a 30 min window between school and leaving for camp!

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Bit of time wasting to chill after the stress of Jack’s departure.

Sam was up late most days and work was a struggle to fit in, we managed full quota of English but only half Maths and less of other stuff.  Think it is time to accept that it is break time, my Dad is visiting so time to let things slide for a while.

 

 

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