This week is rushing by in a whirl of busyness (is busyness right or is it business?!) and I am quite exhausted already! We had a staff meeting tonight about developing our new curriculum, where a teacher from another school talked to us about his school's experience. It was inspiring but I have to ask myself, have I got the energy?
Yesterday I had a lovely evening talking dolls, blogging and other things with Deirdra who is on a grand tour of Europe with her very talented husband John. We took her home to where she is staying with friends, and were treated to a small concert from John! Also Deirdra took some lovely photos of my dolls. I want a bigger and better camera so I am saving up! These are two of my favourites. Deirdra and I have done a doll swap, though I will have to be patient waiting to meet her doll!
The second mosaic is two of my favourite moments from Forest School today. Two of the children rushed over to me this morning and said they had a secret. I followed them and they showed me this 'Mummy bird' in her nest. The second half of the picture is Serena's Mum hiding in the nursery garden, to secretly watch her daughter at Forest School. Serena is visually impaired, and her Mum freely admits that she is very over protective-as you would be. She was very worried about Serena doing F.S. but we reassured her. Serena loves it! Jenny, who works with her, showed Mum (who's name escapes me at this second!) some pictures of her there in the last couple of weeks, climbing the steps, running and laughing. Her Mum said to me this morning that the pictures made her cry! It was really touching to hear her talk about it and so this picture makes me smile-and feel good about Forest School too!