When Did I Get This Old?

Morning Peeps! 👋 I was having a lovely chat with the teenager this morning when I realised that these 'normal' conversations mean I'm really old! (Okay, I'm not because I was young when I had her, but I feel very old!) Our daily conversation involves her college application/university choices, course she'll be doing this time [...]

Back To School (Universal)

Hey Peeps! Thought I'd share my list of back to school essentials for any age group, whether you've got a kid starting school or are in Adult/Higher Education...or anywhere in between, these will work: Pencils. Let's start with the obvious: Mechanical or not, get several and buy either ones with eraser tops or buy separate [...]

Well Done, Good Luck and Goodbye!

Howdy Friday Peeps! Are you looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend? Do you get one? I'm working Saturday and Monday, but the atmosphere is different... so still nice. 🙂 Anyhoo, yesterday was GCSE results day. I'm pleased to say they passed! Not just my pupils, but friends' kids, former students, and adults alike. I'm [...]

College/Uni Planning

Howdy Peeps! Are you or someone you know off to further education after the summer? I'm sure you've heard me rave about Cheap Crafty Girl before (if not, you will) as I love her YouTube videos. I found her originally because she does amazing planner spreads, but she also does haul videos. Well her daughter [...]

Encouraging Without Pushing

G'day Friday Peeps! It's hard not to turn into the pushy, over-competitive Mum. Especially when it comes to learning because that's my thing. My daughter is currently in the middle of Mid-Term exams (and is largely unimpressed with the whole thing, like every other pupil I've spoken to!). I have been reminding her to study [...]