Back to School!

Finally the 4th September was the first day back after the summer holidays! Darcey is now in year 1. And so far the feelings are excited and happy! She likes her new teacher, but not as much as her first teacher (no one will compare!). We had a meeting last night with her teacher to find out what they need to learn over the next school year.

  1. Number bonds to 10 & 20
  2. Times tables
  3. More reading
  4. More phonics
  5. Different topics such as
    The Great Fire of London
    What lives in our oceans?
    Rivers
    And probably something else that I’ve forgotten!

She was given a place at her lunch time club called Lunchtime Angels where they learn about the Bible and do crafts related to what they’re learning that week.

Also this weekend Darcey finally got to Yellow Hats in swimming! She is so excited to finally get her hands on that elusive yellow hat. So this weekend is the start of being in the big pool.

All in all a great first week of school.

We had a birthday party with Cook Stars. The children made their own cupcakes and got to decorate them too. She’s a star baker now. Next step ‘The Great British Bake Off’.

Netball World Cup. Day 2

So. Apparently 6am on a Saturday. With no children is obviously a good time to be awake. Well. Ali’s phone thinks so. Her alarm went off and bang! I’m awake. 🙄. Anyway. We got ready. Had breakfast and went out to start the second day of Netball games. We had tickets for the morning session. First game was Australia v Zimbabwe. The Aussie’s obviously smashed them, but the fans for Zimbabwe didn’t stop cheering for the whole game! It was great.

Second game was New Zealand v Barbados and New Zealand dominated the whole game. As predicted. So that was that.

We left and got some lunch and planned to watch the England game at the fan zone in the centre of Liverpool. “Shall we just check if there are any seats left for the next session?” So that’s what we did. And we were in luck! Two tickets left….. but it hurt my account. (I may have to ask Matt to help me stay out of the red this month 😳) but it was so worth it! England played Scotland and showed them the best way to win a game. And we got on tv! It was awesome, but came at a price, our GK retired early and apparently ruptured her achilles heel. So is out for the rest of the tournament. 😢 but I know the girls will do well tomorrow and hopefully will win the whole thing!

LETS GO, ENGLAND, LETS GO!

To finish off our netball experience for the day. We watched Jamaica v Trinidad and Tobago. Easy win for the Sunshine girls.

We got selfies with Pamela Cookey, above (former England and super league player) and Zigi Burger (South Africa’s GS)

Then we did some sightseeing.

There are some amazing buildings along the docks and definitely worth a visit if you’re ever in Liverpool.

Tomorrow, we’re going to maybe do some shopping then head home. I have enjoyed my time away and felt I needed it, but I do miss my little family.

Also, we’ve decided to save up and go to the next World Cup in South Africa in 2023, so if you want to donate to the cause, don’t hesitate to get in touch! 😂