Monday, 31 December 2012

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Christmas Day

We have had a lovely Christmas !!

We had my mum visit us for a few days, and my dad, my sister and her partner Andi came for Christmas day. Hannah was awake until 4am waiting for Santa she was so excited, Dean cooked a lovely dinner and it all went really well!! We had some yummy food which was a gift from my friend Carole who wanted to do something to help after learning that Dean had lost his job. It was the best gift as we had some really lovely, special Christmas treats as well which really helped to make it a special day.

I didn't take many pictures as I was too busy enjoying myself, but here are the few I did take!

Santa's Been!

So many presents!

Even more presents!

My Dad

Hannah and my mum having Christmas hugs!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Pre Christmas Fun

It's Christmas Eve and we are finally ready for Christmas tomorrow!

Hannah has been busy this week, she has been to her Home Education Group Christmas Party

Party Girls! Melissa, Lucy and Hannah.

Musical Statues

More musical Statues!

Duck, Duck, Goose.

Parachute Games

Cat and Mouse

Caught you!!
She has made a gingerbread house with Dean

And has helped to decorate the tree and arrange the gifts ready for the morning.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas At Gunwharf Quays

We finally did some Christmas shopping this week, better late than never!! We went to Gunwharf Quays so that Hannah could see the beautiful Christmas tree they have every year, she wasn't disappointed!

The Tree!

Little bit excited!

All lit up! Spinnaker Tower in the rain.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Bad Times

This blog is supposed to be all about homeschooling Hannah, and usually it is. But this last month has been hard, so hard that i've really had very little to post about on the homeschooling front.

It started last month when my stepmum committed suicide. My almost 80 year old dad was left alone 300 miles from my sister and I and in not so good health. We went to Wales, packed him up and brought him home. He was, and still is, devastated. The shock of his bereavement caused him to have all kinds of physical problems, and his arthritis meant he couldn't manage the stairs at my sisters house where he was staying. He ended up in the hospital where he is now. During all of this we moved house and Hannah came down with a really nasty virus. The new house is lovely, but it was just an added stress that I could have done without under the circumstances.  We are desperately trying to sort out some sheltered accomodation for my dad and are hoping to move him to a rehabilitation unit this week, I feel terrible that we don't have a room for him with us but our new house is just too small.

I didn't really think things could get much worse right now, but apparently i was wrong, because today my husband became unemployed, it has been hanging over us for 10 days now so finally getting the news was almost a relief............

and that is the last few weeks here in a nutshell - but, tomorrow is a new day and i'm going to make it good for Hannah!

Monday, 10 December 2012

A Frosty Move!!

We moved house on Saturday!! It is lovely to be out of the city at last with a little garden full of wildlife and a quiet airy street.

Not many pictures as I've been pretty busy - moving house is soooo hectic - but here are a few of Hannah enjoying her new surroundings!

Playing on the icy pond!

Cheeky face through the french doors!!

Playing on the frosty green opposite our house!

This little Bungalow in the middle is our new home!

Monday, 3 December 2012

School, Sewing and Felting

Here is a little bit of what Hannah has been doing over the last few days,

Her Journal,

Her Spelling and Math Books

A sewing project - she has learnt to hand sew a basic running stitch and wanted to practise by making her Sylvanian Families a bed matress and pillows.

And finally, some needle felted Christmas tree decorations, a tree, a star and an almost finished heart so far!!