Things Have Happened…

Howdy Peeps! Sorry I haven't been here for a few days, but lots has happened. Firstly, I decorated for Christmas!! Yay! Red in Kitchen...after buying new lights Totally didn't need more red decs but saw these sparkly trees in Morrison's in half price sale...it'd be rude not to! Big blue lounge tree New decs for [...]

My Baby Is All Grown Up!

Morning Peeps! Anyone out there with exam kids? I took my baby girl to her college open day yesterday! We're in the midst of mock exams, college applications and real-world changes. The college was great by the way, definitely has the courses she wants/needs. She received her NI number in the post this morning (for [...]

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 [...]