Snippets: More half term adventures

Puddle-checking at St Leonard's Forest
Leaf printing

The children go back to school tomorrow after a very busy half term. You may remember that Mum and I took them Fairy Spotting and on a a trip to Goring beach last week. We also went Dragon Hunting at St Leonard's Forest (we didn't find any) and had fun at Hallowe'en. The children carved pumpkins, made 'Woodland Logbooks' and did leaf-printing with things they'd found over the week. Then D took a rare day off so we could spend the weekend with good friends at Center Parcs in Longleat Forest (near Stonehenge) - we all went bowling and swimming and the children did lots of running around and shouting!


I feel worn out, but it's been the best half term holiday yet - the kids have hit a sweet spot where they enjoy doing things together - they actually get along most of the time. (It's the first time this has happened!) I realise it's probably just another phase that may not last, but it's been good.


Having Archie has made a big difference to their dynamic, and we all missed him while we were away (the holiday was booked long ago, so he had to stay home with my mum). We've booked another adventure for May half term - a glamping break on a working farm, where dogs are welcome. We're already looking forward to that! 


  1. What is half term, Sarah? Like how we have spring break?

    1. Our school year is split into three terms which are around 12/13 weeks long, so after about 6 weeks there is a week off, which is "half term". Sorry, I should have explained that :D


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