Well, the end of the month came round so fast that I can’t quite believe it’s August tomorrow. We have had such a lovely month and one where it feels like a good dose of normality has returned too.
The month started with school at home and by July we had got into a good routine with it. But, this month everything changed as both LP and Little Man had a week back at school before the end of term.
They both loved being back at school – for different weeks – and loved seeing their friends and teachers. It was also a nice change to routine where I only had school at home with one of them at a time. It was also lovely to get out and do the school run again. It really did feel quite normal.
We skipped the last day of school at home – a half day on a Monday – as by that point I felt like the children, and me, had done enough. We hadn’t skipped any days of school and had done all the work set. I think we all deserved to just switch off at the end of the previous week and it was definitely the right choice.
We went to the beach, saw a lighthouse, a fort, went to the Sea Life centre and explored a nature reserve. All in all it was lovely and I can’t wait to explore more of Dorset when we get the opportunity.
And now, it’s August. A whole month at home with my favourite people. I can’t wait to spend more time just switching off, relaxing and enjoying the holidays together. I hope you have all had a lovely July too and have a lovely August as well.