Tag Archive for school
When C1 was born, a friend suggested that I register C1 immediately for nursery schools. I was informed that it was (apparently) very competitive in my neighborhood and I did not want to miss out on getting C1 a ‘good spot’ at the ‘right school’. Since I did not go to school in the UK, I figured I better follow the advice…but that got me thinking about what would come after nursery… Read more
Fashionista rang this morning as she usually does…oh at about 8:45…just as I am not so patiently at all trying to get C1 and C2 out (of) the door so that we can get to school when the first bell rings. Read more
It’s September and it’s back to London, back to work and back to school. We returned gratefully to the sun still shining, which we are all taking advantage of because we KNOW the clouds are coming…and the grey skies…and the rain…which we need of course, but which come and settle in for what seems days…and sometimes even weeks. Okay, enough….the sun is shining and I’m already missing it… Read more
London is baking and we are all melting. I am loving it so am not complaining. My kids aren’t even complaining and they are still in school! But I need to complain a little bit about THAT. WHY are they still in school? Ah yes, the term thing again (Terminal Leave).
Last year while standing at a bus stop with C1 and C2, one of London’s Double Decker Open Top Routemasters came down the street full of ‘Hot Lifeguards’. I can’t confirm if they were ‘hot’ (I know, shame on me), because I was immediately distracted by both C1 and C2’s wanting to know, ‘why those naked men were throwing pants off the bus.’ I looked up and can confirm that they were not exactly naked, but it was difficult to see with the hailstorm of hipsters, bikinis and thongs thrown from atop the big red bus, along Kensington Church Street… Read more
Most London schools have 3 terms. Perpetual pregnant parents on this side of the pond. Of course they don’t call it that in school but that’s what it is. Trimesters. Threes. Kids clubs, school activities and academic calendars all follow the same rule of thumb, or maybe the first three fingers.
Now that the kids are at school full time, only a few clubs have been scheduled outside school hours. Yet, every time I finally write that check and confirm registration, it seems I trip a wire to notify the termkeepers and before I know it, a text and email reminder arrive requesting me to book ‘next term.’ Really? Already? But I just got THIS TERM sorted! I have figured out why I just can’t get the hang of it. Read more