Project Happy

Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 191-200

Somehow we are three-quarters of the way through September already.  Autumn has most definitely set in and we’ve pretty much settled into our new school routine now I think.  It’s not been a gentle start to the term though with homework and spellings and times tables galore, sports event and after school club permission slips…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 181-190

These last couple of weeks have been a bit tougher than I anticipated, with the end of the summer holidays and the transition back to school. We’ve all had to get used to earlier mornings, a new routine and dealing with all the changes that come with the new school term.  I think we’ve finally…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 171-180

This edition of Project Happy is all about the final stretch of the six week holidays, the last of the summer sunshine and doing our best to squeeze in as many simple, memory-making opportunities as possible before school starts back up again next week.  Reflecting on our time together, making plans for the coming season…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 161-170

This second half of the summer holidays seems to be speeding up the closer we get to going back to school.  The days are slow but the weeks are beginning to race by.  This week there has been baking and biking and blackberry picking and board games, plus our ‘big day out’ for the summer….

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 151-160

We’re halfway through the summer holidays now and it’s been a relatively simple couple of weeks with a mixture of work days, quiet days and adventure days.  It’s hard to believe that in just three short weeks time the girls will be going back to school and a whole new chapter will be starting. As…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 141-150

A mostly Italian edition of #projecthappy this time, following our adventure to Lake Maggiore during the first week of the summer holidays.  It truly is an absolutely spectacular place with incredible scenery, a different pace of life and plenty of places to explore – we’ve each come home with a ton of new memories. In…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 131-140

The last week of term was mostly focused on Ella, who has now finished primary school and will be heading to High School once September comes around. It’s been a bittersweet time. On one hand, it’s been really lovely to see how much she’s grown, both literally in terms of height since she first started…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 121-130

We are so close to the end of the school year now and our calendar is full to busting with end of term events and activities – there has been literally at least one thing every single day this last week.  It’s fun, but the girls are exhausted and we’re all looking forward to a…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 111-120

The glorious weather seems to be continuing and I’m keeping everything crossed that it’s going to last until at least October. I’ve had my head down working, the girls have had a jam-packed schedule at school, and we’ve barely seen the husband in between his work shifts and his ‘need’ to watch every match in…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 101-110

It’s been an emotional rollercoaster of a week this week, with all the girls needing some extra TLC and cuddles. As exhausting as it can sometimes feel to have to navigate it all, I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m grateful that they can talk to me about the things that are troubling…

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