Thursday, 22 February 2018

scrolls and pirates

Yesterday when I went in to help in Evies class the first thing I had to do was filing from the day before...

...this time it was scrolls to God about keeping the family protected and having enough food and love :)

In the morning before playtime they had English and they had to write two sentences about a pirate and join them with the word "and".

I also learnt that you shouldnt have more then one "and" in a sentence! :)

Then there was singing assembly, a few children always stay back (2 to do reading and 3 to do some more work) Evie was one of the kids who stayed back.

She had to practice writing sentences, out of the three children who stayed she definitely had some of the nicest clearest writing :)

I did reading with A and L so that was nice.

Then after playtime it was maths and they had to practice < > and =...

...I was asked to help two kids but ended up helping four :)

So it was a really lovely morning again :)

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Q review

Yesterday we got Sky Q fitted...

As asked by the engineer I rang him to remind him that he was going to come to our house earlier than the 2 PM to 4 PM time slot that we were allocated, I left a voicemail...

They arrived at 1.30 PM so that was good...

One bloke came in to take out the Sky+ HD box and then he fitted the new box while the other engineer donned full gear (helmet, and safety equipment to replace the dish).

They were done in half an hour (I was told that it would take an hour so that was good).

I was able to pick Evie up from school on time too which was my main concern.

The main difference is that if yoiu are downloading a programme to watch such as Coronation Street (there  were 2 episodes for me to watch) towards the end of the first episode a countdown timer came up telling me how long until the next episode would play and it also then put a series link in for me! :)

Also if you download a boxset then it automatically downloads the next episode for you too, so I will have to test that :)

I downloaded something for Evie on BBC iPlayer and after the show had finished there was a banner at the bottom of the screen showing the next episode.

The box also tells you when the programme you are watching is ready to view too :)

All in all I like it so far :)

There is even a Sky Q app which I have downloaded, I cant play programmes from my phone anymore but I didnt use that very often anyway...

Monday, 19 February 2018

inconvenient time

When I booked up to get Sky Q, I was asked if I wanted a morning or afternoon slot.

I said that I didnt mind as long as it was between 9.30 AM and 2.30 PM so that I could easily get Evie to and from school.

I just got a text message from Sky saying that the engineer would be here between 2 PM and 4 PM! So the exact time slot that I didnt want...

It gave the engineers number in case I needed to get in contact with him.

So I called the engineer and explained to him that it would be easier for him and us if he could get to us sooner because of the school run.

He has said that he will get here between 12.30 PM and 1 PM so that is loads better for me, I just have to give him a phone call tomorrow to remind him.

Sunday, 18 February 2018


The other day me and Evie were in town..

...we were walking past Thorntons and Evie told me that she wanted to look in there, so I said to her ok but we couldnt necessarily buy anything...

...she said "I know" so we went in there, Evie was pretending to have a look around the shop and then the lady server asked us if we wanted a chocolate smile and Evie said "yes please" no sooner had she got her chocolate she walked straight out of the shop, so I quickly took one too (as I was offered one as well) and said to the lady in there "I cant believer her deviousness" :).

Afterwards I asked her if she only wanted to go in there for a piece of chocolate and she said "yes" :)

I would never have been that cheeky :)

And I am super impressed at how clever she is, even if she has to work on being a bit more subtle about these things :)

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

two birds with one stone

*disclaimer no birds were harmed in the writing of this blogpost* :)

Following James and Evies factfinding mission to Southend on Sunday, every afternoon or evening we have done bits of her homework.

We (or rather I mentioned it and she liked the idea) decided to do it on the pc and combine it with her using the computer more :)

I have just e-mailed it to her teacher as the year 1 teachers included their e-mail addresses on the slip of paper with the homework details on, and they did say that if it was easier then you could e-mail it to them.

LOL I made sure that I used the correct grammer in the e-mail to her teacher too :)

new shoes and hair cut and valentines day

On Monday we did go to get Evies feet measured...

...she was between an 9.5 and a 10 so she got some new shoes, I will take her to see if she needs some new tap dancing shoes tomorrow as we will be in town meeting James Mum and Dad anyway (unless my cold puts them off :)).

Yesterday Evie got her haircut, she had someone different as my hairdresser decided to take a couple of days off as she has a child too.

Happy Valentines Day too :)

Monday, 12 February 2018

losing my voice

Just in time for the half term holiday...

...I have woken up with a cold, and Im losing my voice!

I will have to see how long my voice lasts and hopefully I wont have to do any shouting :)

Evie has decided that she wants to go into town so we will get her feet measured today and then if she needs new tap shoes we can do them tomorrow perhaps after getting her haircut:)