Yesterday was my eldest daughters last day of her first year at school and what a year it has been. She started off at private school, moved houses and is now at her local primary school and the amazing thing is, she seems to have taken all this in her stride. She is generally quite an energetic and excitable child so apart from having to deal with that, everything else has been really good. Since she spent most of her time at the private school, we received her school report from there a couple of days ago and I was really pleased with it. I know lots of people who rave on about how proud they are of their child’s school report on Facebook and I used to mentally roll my eyes at them but I think for the first time and with her first school report, I can happily jump in the same boat. Continue reading “Last day of school”
It’s been a few weeks since my mini break to India. The fact that I went seems almost a dream but its definitely one of the perks of having a part time, flexible working from home job. I can easily take a week off work. Continue reading “Mini Break”
I went to the new school again, this time with my daughter and I feel a lot better about it. Not sure why it’s Ofted 2 but everyone is really friendly and smiley, my cheeks still ache thinking about it! The children are quite well behaved and calm especially for such a big class. I spoke to some of the teachers there and I feel that my daughter will have lots of opportunities here to do well. So only one week left at this old school! It’s sad to be leaving such an amazing school behind but exciting too to see what this new school will be like and starting a new routine. Continue reading “What Next?”
I feel a little sad. We have got a school for my daughter in the area we live in. It’s still not from one of our three choices but it is a good school. It is the only school in this area that is not an Ofsted 1 school, which is probably why we got a place but I feel sad that my daughter will be leaving an amazing school where she has been doing so well academically and she seems to be making good friends finally and now we’re uprooting her. I know she’ll be fine, maybe a little sad but ok otherwise. I hope academically, she will continue to do well and excel and maybe one day we can send them both to private school again. Continue reading “The stress of moving schools”
So yet again we find ourselves in the same position that we were in last year. We applied for three schools in this area with a hope of being able to transfer our daughter to one of the local schools around here and as if it’s Groundhog Day, we got three rejections. Continue reading “Groundhog Day Again!”
On Tuesday, my daughter had an assessment for the local private school and she got offered a place, at least verbally. We’re still waiting for all the paperwork to come through though. At least she’s got a school to go to in September, so that’s a relief. I think we’ve almost given up on the school appeal working.
Last night I asked my daughter what she wants to be when she grows up and she said Tooth Fairy! I’m so glad we’re paying for her education. Money well spent! Although she did say she wanted to be a teacher too and a tooth fairy at night. I suppose being a tooth fairy is quite expensive, regularly leaving a pound or more under a pillow. I’m not sure a teachers salary will be enough but she has to fund this hobby(?) somehow! I’m also not sure what she’s going to do with the collection of teeth she will have built up but I guess she hasn’t really thought that far ahead.
My mum lives in another town, about an hour away and last week, she was in a lot of pain with her stomach. So I suggested I could do distance healing Reiki on her, just to try and she agreed to it. After I did it, I called her up again and my mum was saying that the pain had gone down a lot. It was unbearable when she started but after the treatment she felt she could move around again. I was amazed as well. I did it again in the evening, before she went to sleep and the next day, she said she felt a lot better. I’m still a bit wary of it but I’m so glad it worked. Then again, my mum’s my biggest fan! Only child of a single parent and all that jazz!
My grandfather seems a lot better too. For as long as I can remember, he has done yoga. Even before he got really ill, he was doing yoga and the doctors have said that because of it, he is so strong and that he is making good recovery and that they can consider further surgery. It was nice talking to him this week. It always is good to talk to my grandfather. He’s quite inspiring but I might leave that for another blog. There’s always so much to think about after talking to him!
My quote for the week, based on my daughters career aspiration:
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
This feels like a two week catch up. My daughter didn’t get the school we were hoping for. We’ve appealed but we’re not very optimistic so it looks like the private school is back on the table. I’ve been sitting here working out different plans on how we will fund this and for how long and whether we can do it for both girls or just one. What a nightmare! But as my husband said we are in the fortunate position where we have this choice. There are people around the world who would be grateful for any education and we’re being fussy about which school we want our daughter to go to!
My grand dad’s operation went well and he is making good recovery. My grand dad was bowel cancer and prostrate cancer. The prostrate cancer they are treating with medicine, the bowel cancer they removed as it was giving my grand dad a lot of pain. Unfortunately, the bowel cancer has spread into the liver. He is making good recovery and hopefully he will be out of pain soon but not sure if the cancer will get better. I’m practicing my Reiki on him. That’s all I have to help. I’m not 100% sure what happens next in terms of treatment.
Also, I need to do more about blogging. I don’t seem to be getting many readers to my blog, so I’ve looked into it and maybe from next week, I’ll join some more blogging communities and comment more, as a start.
Anyway, got a busy day so I’m off now.
Here’s my quote for the weekend and to keep myself positive about schools: