Saturday, 21 February 2009

Weekly Report 5

We had a nice week of settling in. We have our morning routine and school run down. We understand why the British are obsessed with the sun and sunny vacation destinations. Just when I thought I might crack – the sun came out for several hours.

My big event was driving for the first time. It was not that different. Driving a standard came back to me like riding a bike. The hardest part is not being able to look at the map and drive. So I had to pull over a few times to check my route. My pride was quickly diminished when Brent received an email busting me for driving in the bus lane. I really need to read up on the rules of the road. We do not yet know the extent of the fine.

In certain areas the school here is about a year ahead. Caroline is making great strides with reading and is catching up quickly. Mary Kate is the class maths ace – so much for all the reading flash cards I flashed at her since birth. If only that would transfer to cursive or “joining up” as they call it.

Mary Kate received a big compliment from her PE teacher. He said the football club was turning around now that she is here. Who would have thought a child of mine would ever receive kudos on physical ability!

We wrapped up the week with our half term trip to Paris. Pictures and details following…


Judith and Lance said...

Sounds like you did a good job on the driving. Thanks for the update, looking forward to Paris pics!

Anonymous said...

Since Samuel Johnson said that London has everything that life can afford, I conclude that he must not have been a big fan of abundant winter sunshine.