Author: Sharon - after the playground

Tweens, Teens & Beyond Summer Holiday Reads Linky

Welcome to the Summer Holiday Reads Linky which will be open from today (25 July) and stay open until midnight on 31 August. Please do link up as and when you wish but there is no pressure on commenting on any of the host posts.  We thought it would be nice to have an area for us to put our summer… Read more →

High school transition days: the good, the bad and the ugly!

The high school transition days are pretty much all over now so it’s time for me to share some thoughts on the whole process. We do our best to prepare our kids for these days and there’s a few common experiences that they all share. Here’s my somewhat tongue in cheek summary of what all 11-year-olds should know! Read more →

Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival – Vicar of Dibley

What a lovely show this is! I have been a fan of the Vicar of Dibley for many years and so I was really looking forward to seeing how the stage play, directed by Richard Nichols, would work. It twinkled like the lights on Alice’s wedding dress! This is a feel-good show delivered with a lot of heart by some… Read more →

Tweens, Teens and Beyond Linky #15

Welcome to the 15th linky of Tweens, Teens and Beyond hosted by myself and my fellow Tween & Teen Bloggers, Nicky from Not Just the 3 of Us and Jo from Mother of Teenagers. By now we are probably knee deep in Leaver’s concert preparations and transition events with our Year 6 kids and our big kids may be moving back home from… Read more →

Spot the Year 6 leavers!

Over the next few weeks, Year 6 leavers all over country are going to have a look around their new high schools and will be finding out what they will be studying next year. Most of them will be approaching the experience with a unique combination of terror and excitement. Their parents, meanwhile, are misty eyed and reflective. It’s interesting… Read more →