Seem to finally be having nice weather around here, which makes for nice days. Unfortunately, as always happens, a combination of blogging good business and sun seems to have quietened down the site rather a lot – ho hum, oh well, you can’t have everything 🙂 If it could just stay nice next week, i’ll be so pleased. I’m really not in the mood for camping at all yet, but i daresay it will grow on me by about next friday 😆
Anyway, there were a weekends worth of parcels to do and i didn’t really get up early enough, so it was all a bit fraught. Josie spent the morning being grumpy with teeth, a yucky tummy and a newly in evidence cold- well, that’ll be nice then, everyone else will have it in time for Kessingland 🙄 Sorry Alison 🙁 But we got there in the end, wrestled with the Royal Mail stamping site for a while and finally put all that behind us.
Maddy had spent ages on EC again, learning to tell the time among other things. Fran finished the fraction section of her book, begged for more fractions and then used every bit of maths software we have and did the fractions in them all! She’d like more, but i’m at a bit of a loss for fraction stretching activities, given that adding fractions together may have been about where i lost my grip on maths, so i’ll have to give it some thought. Wonder if there is anything in the MEP books? Then Maddy did some ETC, while Fran typed up a synopsis of the first chapter of the Florence book, without any help. We’re planning on doing the whole story over the week, then working on the grammar etc together, but she did pretty well, considering it is definitely her weakest skill at the moment.
Maddy’s main autonomous moment of the day was drawing out and writing out invitations for all of us to take part in a Little Shop of Horrors show with her – her flyers had fab drawings of each character for us to choose from. Must photograph it.
Spent the afternoon at the HE bowling event which was fun, though Amelie excelled herself by needing her inhalers after a modicum of running in a very slightly smokey environment, which doesn’t bode well for Sparkys 🙁 And then we went shopping for birthday tea for daddy, came home and cooked it for him and partied all evening. And i think it was possibly the first time ever i sneaked a glass of wine out of the fridge before 6pm to drown out the sound of Amelie and Maddy being vile to one another. I’m turning into an old soak 😉