How to prepare your child to go back to school

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on all of our lives and if you are a parent then chances are that you will have spent a considerable amount of time with your children. Whether that is entertaining them and keeping them busy or perhaps trying your hand at teaching. Schools are returning as normal, or as normal as they can be, this September, which means that parents and children who have previously been together are now going to be spending time apart. Whilst this is exciting for both of you and will be a positive step. You are still going …

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Eliza and Lilah

Project 365 2020 Week 29 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 18

This week has been a bit up and down for me, with worries about work and finances. We have had emails that the kids swimming will be resuming from 25th July, which means we will have to start paying the fees again, even if they cannot attend the available sessions. I am still waiting for a timetable, but with my husband and Kian working full time and my hours I have a feeling it is going to be a struggle. The announcement that everyone will have to wear masks in shops from 24th July surprised me, it feels a bit …

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Isaac Paddleboard

Project 365 2020 Week 26 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 15

After the excitement of ending a week with a birthday and Sebby turning 7, we started the week with another birthday and Father’s Day. It has been another frustrating week for us. Living in Bournemouth we are used to tourist season, but nothing like on a scale of what we have seen in the last few days. Over half a million people descended on our little town, much of which is still closed because of the COVID19 pandemic and used our beach as a toilet / rubbish tip. I don’t want Boris to shut down beaches, but I do think …

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Kids Sang

Project 365 2020 Week 23 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 12

This week has been full of ups and downs. In fact, I have felt real rage this week. Last week it was announced that lockdown restrictions have been relaxed, but we should still be social distancing and as a family we have respected that. It seems others are not. They have flocked in their thousands to our beautiful county of Dorset. They have left litter, excrement and even used sanitary products all over our beaches, ignoring road closures and dumping cars wherever they could leave them. There have had to be dozens of rescues because people don’t understand the dangers …

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Kian and Sebby

Project 365 2020 Week 19 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 8

Hello and welcome to this weeks update. We are finding the beginning of the week harder than the end, maybe because it is because the kids feel like it is back to earth with a bump after the weekend off. Sunday 3rd May A work day for me. The mood is quite low today. Some of the temps are on their last day. The youngsters are desperate to get back to college as are missing their friends and are fed up with being locked down. The older ones are worried about money and how they are going to get by. …

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