Secrets of a Successful Playgroup

Hosting a playgroup is one of the best ways of getting to know people and finding friends for your children. Of course your kids will always prefer to play with someone else’s toys but they also enjoy the opportunity to have friends round and show theirs off! It really doesn’t take too much effort, but … Continue reading Secrets of a Successful Playgroup

German Efficiency

27.01.11 German EfficiencySo yesterday started off as one of those see-saw days you seem to get so often when you first arrive somewhere. It started well, with the whole family up and dressed and breakfasted in time to go with Daddy to work and get his driver to take me and Alfie on to the … Continue reading German Efficiency

Another Day at the Coalface

24.01.2011 Another Day at the CoalfaceAnother day at the coalface, watching Alfie shriek his way through nursery. Actually that is not true, merely what I had been dreading yesterday at the thought of taking him to Rainbows again. Today he barely looked in my direction and played happily with much less shouting, even sitting through … Continue reading Another Day at the Coalface

Motherly Doubts

19.01.11 Motherly DoubtsSo we have signed up for Rainbows and started our ‘induction’ today. Obviously, to ensure a good start, we both had a terrible night’s sleep, Alfie being awake for the best part of 3 hours, most of them spent thrashing around mummy’s bed (Daddy is away in Bangkok). So he was hanging tired … Continue reading Motherly Doubts