Trying to shake off the maladies we’ve arrived home from holiday with, taking it in turns to bounce up and down healthwise. Moodwise though can really feel the difference a holiday and the change in weather has brought. Everyone can summon smiles and has stopped moaning about being hot 🙂
We’ve had two days out this week. First one was with my dad to our closest museum. It’s a replica 17th Century village run by volunteers who do it in character. One day when I manage to conjure up more hours in a week I’d love to volunteer there. Sunday was a little different to their usual activities as it was their rural crafts day. Lots of external crafts folk around and far, far busier than normal. The highlight was watching the kiln being opened, my morning FB memories told me it was exactly a year to the day since we went to watch last year’s firing of the kiln.
They had a ‘trickster’ there who we’d not met and who Sam spent most of his time with, while my dad chatted with the potter and I wandered around enjoying the crafts and the setting.
Monday we turned the need to drop off some books into a chance to get out and enjoy a walk I have been meaning to do for 16 years (I get to things in my own time) along the Titchfield Canal. We’ll be back at some point but next time we won’t have errands to run in Fareham after so we can continue all the way down to the beach.
Tues and Weds have been catching up on housework, admin and cracking on with work if you are me. Reading and watching wrestling if you are the boys.
We really are on minimal level workload. I feel like I am scratching round for projects to engage with as we both need things to grab our attention or we can slip into habits which aren’t good for us.
I thought science would today but was thrown by the kits I’d bought (really at lazy level) needed a non standard battery. Amazon Prime to the rescue so that’s tomorrows project.
I was also under prepared when I had no lemon for a lemon clock kit. Fortunately I had a grapefruit so we made a grapefruit clock and I’ll have toast tomorrow 🙂 We got out some other bits to see if we could make a light work – no was the answer.
We spent a lot of time working on comic ideas for our next home ed comic. Excellent plan in place 🙂
Then is was on to a big book clear out. We’ll list some for sale but aim is to get rid of most in a book sale at our ‘home ed fete’ on Weds.
Late afternoon went on a new card game ‘Love Letters’ we’re liking this one.I was going to mention more on the planning front but far too hot downstairs so bed by the fan for me.
Not all days can be wonderful and exciting, some days just are okay days, today was one such day.
We’d intended to go to the May Day celebrations at Little Woodham but were put off by the weather forecast. Was the wrong call in the end as the rain stayed away but never mind.
We pottered, did bits of Maths and English, chatted lots, read, played computer and had a very long game of Risk.
Wednesday was our third trip to Kidzania. Here’s posts from trip 1 and trip 2, showing you how much we loved them. Trip 3 was a let down mainly as there was far to few staff on for the number of children in there (school groups so prebooked and known about) and the kids managed so few activities. They enjoyed themselves and it was a lovely social day. But bit of a let down after the other sessions.
As I’d lost Monday to hayfever brain fog, Tues to answering last minute queries and organisation for Kidzania and Weds we were out from 7 am until gone 9pm. Thurs and Fri were spent desperately scrabbling around trying to fit work in to hours I normally wouldn’t. Sometimes it’s needs must though.
Comfortable morning’s work achieved on Thurs before trampolining. I tried to get a photo but he was too quick and too many other children about. So here he is bright red and sideways.
We had to run some errands after. Which we didn’t actually manage thanks to poor show by others. We did cheer ourselves up with some charity shop bargains though.
Sam complained of feeling ill on Friday. Another day we’d have got on with it but I was more than happy to leave him to reading about Japanese warlords while I worked. In the end we did do most of his day’s stuff just later in the day. Another tick for flexibility.
Been a hectic old day of trying to do it all and I am exhausted now so another quick one.
Again I have to say how pleased I am at how Sam has become so independent and focused at managing his own workload. He is really just getting on with his core work with very little input from me now.
Which is good as I have been balancing work and home ed group responsibilities for much of the day, including meeting with the police to discuss what they can do for us.
Sam on the other hand has got on with maths, English, Latin and Spanish. I read to him over tea and biscuits and helped to a small extent with constructing a Knex bridge.
He opted to stay home and see Grandad while I went out to meet the PCSO. I believe board games were played but by the time I was home it was on to the computer.
Evening was spent watching the last two episodes of Victorian Bakers.
Time for bed now as falling asleep as I type.