Back to School, A Mini Adventure & A New Chapter for Alfie – Life Lately

Back to School, A Mini Adventure & A New Chapter for Alfie – Life Lately

I have not done a life lately post in so long. These posts are my favourites and the reason I started blogging. Recording all these special moments. However with having 3 children at home with me for almost 6 months well life has been busy. This week my girls returned to school and my Alfie started Pre-school. As you can imagine it has been emotional.

Here’s what’s been going on this week:

Back to School

So my girls returned to school. Meme was beyond excited whilst Harri wasn’t quite feeling it although she was happy when she seen her best friend. It has been a strange old time and whilst we have fully embraced and enjoyed it we are more than ready for normality. So whilst it may not last for long with covid numbers rising by the minute, we plan to enjoy it as best we can for now.

Alfie also started pre-school. I have been so nervous about him starting, he is such a sociable child but I am aware that he has been by my side and not in a nursery setting since March. It makes me upset to think that his nursery life ended so abruptly without any goodbyes to his little friends. However we always planned to enrol him into pre-school this month in preparation of starting reception next year so we decided to stick to the plan.

There have been tears, we obviously have not been able to have any settling in sessions due to Covid so I wasn’t surprised he was upset and hesitant – who wouldn’t be? However he comes out at the end of the day smiling. It will take a little while to be fully settled but I couldn’t be prouder of my little boy.

Linda McCartney Exhibition. 

Now I have a couple of days a week to myself I want to ensure that I am making the most of my time. Last week I visited the Linda McCartney Exhibition in Liverpool. It was a viewing of her photography throughout the years and details about her extraordinary life. It was so nice to do something a little different. If you are local I would definitely recommend it.

Linda McCartney

A Glamping Trip

We have been lucky to be working with Featherdown and were invited to stay in one of their Glamping sites. We have never been camping or glamping before so I was a little unsure on what to expect especially with Alfie. We had such a great time. The tents were amazing! I will be writing a full blog post about it soon but it was great end to a vary busy week.

How has your week been?



14 thoughts on “Back to School, A Mini Adventure & A New Chapter for Alfie – Life Lately

  1. Oh tears at drop out is every parents worst nightmare! I hope he’s more settled this week.

    I really want to do the Linda McCartney exhibition.

    Life is so busy with work and the blog at the mo but heading off for an early morning swim to set my day up right.

    Have a great week x

  2. Glamping must have been fun. I think my kids would enjoy it although my husband and i have yet to be persuaded to do it just yet.

  3. I bet the glamping trip was a lot of fun, especially with starting back to school. it’s such a strange time but I bet the kids are enjoying the normality and seeing their friends x

  4. I cannot believe your little one is ready for pre-school already. He will settle in no time, I am sure. It is a big step for them, especially at the moment

  5. I would love to go glamping, I haven’t been yet either. It sounds like a fun way to spend some time in nature. Hopefully the back to school will bring back a bit of normality and routine into the daily life.

  6. So glad they all settled back at school and preschool, all of mine used to have tears when they first started a new setting, but the staff always assured me the tears had gone within 5 seconds of me leaving! Although I do agree this year new experiences have been especially hard as there were no settling in sessions.

  7. What a lovely week it has been for you and how exciting and daunting at the same time to see your kids go back to school. Glamping sounds super fun as well, can’t wait to read more

  8. I’m pleased that Alfie came out smiling from preschool, its such a difficult time for them. The glamping sounds great fun x

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