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  1. chickenruby

    I’ve also noticed how expensive Butlins and Haven holidays are these days, we used to do Haven as children, but I’m sure it was much more affordable back then #keepingitreal

    • Anne Sweet

      When my older kids were young it felt as though it was much cheaper to go on holiday, we’d go all the time. Now, I really have to save hard, and we always get a voucher for at least half the cost. And spending while there is so much more as well, everything is so expensive these days.

  2. Jeanna

    One full week already. It sounds like the little man is in good hands with you at home and you’re right, working hard will take you far and get you back up to where you want to be.

  3. Jade @ Captured by Jade

    It sounds like education is coming on leaps and bounds all around, and lovely that your children are showing such a keen interest in their learning.
    Also, I’d vote Haven over Butlins – I feel like Butlins is ridiculously expensive for what you get.

  4. The Reading Residence

    It sounds like everyone’s working really hard. It must be good seeing Little Man so focused on his learning, and then you can stretch him, as you say, to keep him interested. I hope you get news on a school place soon that works for you all logistically x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  5. Angela Webster

    Education is definitely the right word to describe your week ! I think it’s brilliant that you are teaching your little man at his own pace, it sounds like he’s been really engaged this week. I’m sure both girls will move back up once they get back into the swing of things. Have a lovely weekend x

  6. Cheryl | TimeToCraft

    I’m glad Little Man is settling into home schooling. Fingers crossed with the other schools, but at the moment it does sound like it’s suiting him. We had fun with the electronic circuits too. I hope Boo and Star are able to move up. It’s like a rollercoaster at times when it comes to moving between sets. Hope you have a good weekend. #wotw

  7. Kim Carberry

    It sounds like you have made the right choice about next years holiday.
    Aww! That’s a shame about your girls being moved into lower sets….I am sure they’ll be moved back up in no time. Well done your boy. It sounds like he has been working really hard. x

  8. Merlinda Little

    I agree with you that when they work hard they will move back up in their study group. Hope that your school worries will be sorted out and you can get a school that would be easy for you to get into.


  9. Mummy here and there

    With determination and dedication your girl will there. I didn’t learn to read till I was 10 and years later got a 2:1,anything is possible believe you and me.
    Glad your little man is doing good. Buttons is expensive, i remember when I eas younger it was viewed as cheap, I certainly couldn’t afford it now! X #wotw

  10. Debbie

    Hi Anne, both your girls have a good attitude towards school and as long as they know that as long as they try their best it doesn’t really matter what set they are in. We can’t all be good at everything and I have no doubt they both have their strengths… As for Little Man, I take my hat off to you for going down the homeschooling road until you find the right school for him and you. I expect his change of attitude has something to do with your teaching and the fact that he is now in a much happier place.

    Thank you for stopping by and linking up with #keepingitreal.


  11. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    There were definitely more Butlins around in the past – I think there were about seven of them when I was a little girl and there are only three now. Glad that the girls have settled back at school and good luck to them with trying to move up the sets. Little Man sounds like he is getting on well at home as well. Hope that you can manage to find the right school and it won’t be too far away for you. #WotW

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