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November 2012 - Spring is here, time to get our babies out and about.

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StuntNun Wed 12-Mar-14 09:16:09

Apart from the 'down under' contingent anyway!

Previous thread:

StuntNun Wed 12-Mar-14 09:17:31

What's the weather like where everyone is? We had sunshine and a bit of warmth yesterday so got out to the playground. DS2 has optimistically worn his sunglasses to school today!

Sophiathesnowfairy Wed 12-Mar-14 09:45:41

Freezing here today, but sunny.

And no wind!

Howeve some daffy are coming through up and down the lane and making me feel spring like.

And who else is getting board of their winter wardrobe and itching to wear some thing different? Maybe from the spring/summer stuff that is stashed away at the bottom of the cupboard.

Sophiathesnowfairy Wed 12-Mar-14 09:46:34


I swear the autocorrect does its stuff mid air between when I click post and when it appears.

PetiteRaleuse Wed 12-Mar-14 10:12:21

Tee shirt weather here the last couple of days but likely to get cold again by the weekend. Gorgeous week so far though.

Sophiathesnowfairy Wed 12-Mar-14 10:36:33

I am hoping for good weather at the weekend because we is farming!

Quite excited.

Pikz Wed 12-Mar-14 11:14:08

i am hoping the weather keeps up so the extension can go up in the dry and there won't be more mud than there is already!

Sophiathesnowfairy Wed 12-Mar-14 16:09:32

Farming practice.

PurplePidjin Wed 12-Mar-14 18:34:44


fruitpastilles Wed 12-Mar-14 18:48:20

It has been lovely here the past few days, took S to the park yesterday and she was giggling so much on the swing, she hasn't been on one since last summer so had probably forgotten what it's like.

PetiteRaleuse Wed 12-Mar-14 19:57:07

Woo hoo! I killed Fred.

Lily311 Wed 12-Mar-14 19:58:49

Well done pr.

16 degrees and sunny. Predicted 19 for Friday.

ValiumQueen Wed 12-Mar-14 19:59:08

Good one PR. There is a picture on the thread. How the fuck did that happen?

ValiumQueen Wed 12-Mar-14 20:00:06

A cute pic to try.

ValiumQueen Wed 12-Mar-14 20:00:34

This doesn't happen on the thread! Woo hoo!

ValiumQueen Wed 12-Mar-14 20:01:06

And yes she does have her pants on her head.

Pikz Wed 12-Mar-14 20:02:30

Mary berry posh cottage pie is proper Nom nom

ChasingDaisy Wed 12-Mar-14 20:02:49

Gah, I look away for half an hour and you've killed the thread!

PetiteRaleuse Wed 12-Mar-14 20:03:22

Extreme feeding smile

Passmethecrisps Wed 12-Mar-14 20:04:19

Oh bloody hell! I typed a massive post and you lot finished the thread!

Well, here is it . . .
When my brother was very little, bright eyes was his favourite song. He used to stand swaying while signing it sadly.

Success to me equals, freedom to make choices, fulfilment, challenge and happiness. The problem is it is very hard to empathise with what makes someone else happy. DH for example is very bright, has a number of degrees and is happiest when learning. His sister is less able but extremely focused and driven by money. She is constantly frustrated and concerned by his lack of money-making. She is not happy in what she does but feels that the financial rewards make up for it. Sadly there is never quite enough of it for her liking.

I would be fairly certain that I am less academically able than my siblings but I was always a fan of learning and was extremely driven.

What worries me is about potential being 'marked' at such an early age and therefore children being ignored or their lack of progress being considered inevitable. It is the job of teachers and parents to remove barriers to learning and instil a sense of self-belief in children. Too many people pass on their academic hang-ups as if they were genetic "I can't do maths either" or "I was never into school" and feel powerless to change a path which can lead to reduced opportunities. We send these messages all the time and pass on complete falsehoods to children. For example if you are good at English then it isn't surprising that you are bad at maths. This is wrong and unfair. It undermines that child's ability to succeed by something we perpetuate to make ourselves feel better.

Kyz Wed 12-Mar-14 20:09:08

Evening all smile Busy day today, but phew, we're at the end of it! I am getting my hair cut again tomorrow. I originally wanted it shorter than it's ended up being and dp reckons I might aswell go for what I wanted just to say I did it even if I grow it out immediately. Thinking it's just hair and it'll grow back alright so yeah, why not! Anyway. Eeek.

Can't believe I missed the end of the last fred! I remember I wanted to ask how this transition-to-no-nighttime-bottle goes. E has 8oz bottle before bed and drains it. His sippy cup only holds 4 or 5 oz. Is there an amount of milk he's meant to be drinking at this age anyway or is the sippy cup enough? So i'm supposed to get him to drink it from a cup and not a bottle, but still drink it?

Today the weather was freeezing but the sun came out for a bit this afternoon. Still bloody freezing though! I think it got up to 10 today. Was 18 on sunday I think!

sophia i'm really itching for different, probably the reason i am so desperate to change my hair so drastically. I need new clothes. But I need to lose weight still and it seems silly to get new 'big clothes' when I intend to be smaller than them in the coming months yeah right

LOL vq very cute pic! Love the farming one too sophia

ValiumQueen Wed 12-Mar-14 20:21:13

Pics do not show up on the app hmm

PetiteRaleuse Wed 12-Mar-14 20:31:20

Ooh pinning is fun

YellowWellies Wed 12-Mar-14 20:32:59

VQ 5000 pins? I'm scared at the thought of what some of your boards might be grin wink

Passmethecrisps Wed 12-Mar-14 20:37:49

I have the app. Will it break my brain?

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