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Hey readers,

My word of the week is:

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because this week my son had the beaver toy to look after all week. Whhich was fun until we had to return him. My eldest doesn’t like to return beaver. so, took a lot of persuasion and discussion about if he did have beaver all the time he would be bored. At least when he gets him again in the future he can be excited because it is different and fun.

I also went to a school meeting at school about ds1. He seems to be doing ok, we need to work on him learning that he can’t win everything. He is not good at losing and gets very angry over it. So, we shall see how that turns out. It is something that is going to take time, like everything else.

Hope you have had a good week.

Cheers for reading X

New

Hey readers,

My word of the week is:

NEW

because my son this weekend went to his first ever scout camp. We were a bit apprehensive as my son is autistic and we weren’t sure how he would respond. Luckily my husband is a volunteer so he stays with him so he doesn’t have a sudden breakdown. That helped a great deal. He did struggle in the evening and the following day. However hubby took him aside to talk it though.

The good news is he did enjoy the camp and he is really looking forward to the next one. However, Monday he was mentally drained from it, so we had to take it really slow with him. Still, for us it is positive he stuck it out and enjoyed himself.

He loved the food from camp as well, I can’t believe how much he ate and even tried the jacket potato though previously he would be against it.

Hope you have had a good week.

Cheers for reading X

 

Adapting 

Hey readers,
my word of the week is:


this is because I have changed my medication for anxiety and adjusting to that takes time. I need to accept that miracles don’t happen in a day and the side effects will go with time.

Let’s not forget that beautiful red sun on Monday, now feels like a distance away, haha!

Also, this week I went to my eldest parent evening, he seems absolutely fine with no concerns. He is the type of child to get on with learning and he especially enjoys findings out the way things work.

He did some yoga this term for three days a week before school started. I think he is a little sad that it has ended but happy knowing that after half term he will be starting Street dance.

Hope your week has been good.

Cheers for reading X

School 

Hey readers,
My word of the week is:

SCHOOL

because it’s a return of school for my oldest and he is now in year 1. He has been finding going back to school really hard these past couple of days. This is because of the change in the teaching as it is more  focused on learning over play.

 He is not very good with change and he needs things explaining to him. So, as you can imagine he’s not very happy. He has been complaining that he hate school, thinks it’s stupid and wishes he was back in reception again.

I just hope that with time that he can ease back into it and establish a routine.  I think this will help him feel more happier about gong to school.

Today my youngest has returned to nursery for one last year and then he will start school in September.

He on the other hand is super excited to be returning. I am looking forward to getting a better routine and quiet time. It has been lovely having them but it’s nice to have a break from it all.
Cheers for reading X

Spring I blooming love you

Hey readers,

Today (20/03/2017) marks the first day of Spring Equinox so here is a list of things I love about Spring.

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This is the time when flowers start to bloom and blossom can be found everywhere.

Sadly, the blossom is short lived but is beautiful seeing blossom like confetti blowing in the air.

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What is lovely about spring is more colour dotted about and sense of lightness that it brings through flowers, pastel colours in fashion to lighter meals that we eat.

More lighter evenings gives a sense of calm and wanting to stay out later. If the weather is good it is pleasurable to eat Al fresco.

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With spring brings a mix bag of weather but a lot of the time we are blessed with warmer. Therefore, meaning higher chances of being outside, making it a lot more easier to look after children compared to being stuck indoors.

Something magical to do during the spring time is go to the woods and see the area covered in bluebells, so picturesque.

Spring marks the start of new life and it is lovely to see the new baby animals slowly emerging in the wildlife. You don’t have to go far to find baby animals, I have find the coots already making nests locally to me.

As wildlife slowly migrates back in England you get more of an opportunity to hear the birds calling and singing that takes place during the mating season.

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One of the best things with the warmer weather is not having to wear heavy clothes making it more comfortable  not to be so covered up. Plus, as the warmer weather occurs during spring we can finally get to wear sandles. I just love the sensation of fresh air brushing against my toes.

Cheers for reading X

Why I quit the linky

Hey readers,

A couple of weeks ago I decided to be brave and stop using blog linkies or order to promote my blog. There are several reasons why I chose to took this action but hand on heart it was the  right decision for me at this time.

Firstly, the main reason I quit linkies was because I was bored with all the work and not really getting much out of it. It just felt like another chore that I needed to do in order to be some sort of success, when really it is not the be all and end all of the blogging world.

OK, linkies are a brilliant way to find out about similar bloggers who are like minded to you. It is a great way to learn and develop on skills, especially when you first start out in the blogshere. Some people still use them year in year out and others decide to not use them.  shock horror is that they have survived and are still successful without the additional help from linkies.

The downfall of linkies is that you have to wrack your brains for comments especially when you wouldn’t normally be motivated to visit that post. Sadly, due to the rules of the linky you are expected to visit and it is a bit of a drag. I just get the feeling of being superficial and vice versa when other bloggers come to my post because of the linky rules and not necessarily enjoying the content.

I be honest I was a bit scared when leaving linkies cause let’s face it linkies have a purpose and one of the main ones is that it brings page views. From not using linkies for a week now I strangely started with a decrease in views but then increased. At least now I know that the people who do visit my blog come of their own free will and not down to stupid rules from a linky.

There is a problem that if you find a particularly linky useful that they are only available at a set period so you have to be around that time to link up.

That being said linkies in the begin gave me more confidence but the downside was the commitment that took. I found that I spend more time dealing with the practical side of a linky then actually blogging itself which again is hard work and sometimes I don’t want  to commit to that.

Now that I don’t join in with linkies can actually comment on actual blogs I like. It gives me more motivation to comment on other blogs that I enjoy rather then under obligation to do so on a blog link up.

Another issue I have found with taking part in blog linkies is that sometimes you worry about content being suitable. whereas, if you just post straight up on your blog you don’t have to worry about offending other bloggers as people have the choice to read my blog or not.

So, yes that is my case for me quitting linkies. I refound my fondness for blogging and enjoy more now I am less responsible for keeping on track of the linky admin side. Though, I am grateful for finding linkies in the begging of my blog journey as they found my feet in the ever so complex world of blogging.

Cheers for reading X