17th March: My 2011 Project 365 photobook arrived :)
18th March: Mothering Sunday, and I was so spoilt and looked after!
19th March: Bleh, getting a cold...
20th March: The Tomboy made Easter chocolate crispy cakes at her cookery club - they were much enjoyed by us all :)
21st March: The school book fair. We chose a couple of books for The Children to take with them on our forthcoming holiday.
22nd March: The Doctor and I arranged a rare night out, including an even rarer visit to the cinema - other than films that we go to see as a family, anyway! We watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and enjoyed it very much.
23rd March: The Tomboy's school had a 'mermaids and pirates' day to raise money for Water Aid; The Tomboy was never going to dress up as a mermaid, but was quite happy to put together a pirate costume - all her own work...
Imagine photo here!
24th March: The Tomboy visited a local secondary school for a Maths workshop, where she had the opportunity to work on binomial expansions - she was so thrilled to tell me about the A-level standard Maths she'd been doing :)
25th March: The clocks went forward. I do not enjoy losing that hour!!
26th March: How lovely to see the blossom starting to appear :)
27th March: I experimented with light and long exposures on my camera, drawing simple pictures with a torch - not yet perfect, but I learnt a lot and have plenty of ideas now I've got the hang of the technique!
28th March: Every year, The Tomboy's school runs workshops to demonstrate Maths techniques to parents so that they feel informed and equipped to help their children with homework. I'm up to date with the techniques, of course, but I always attend anyway so that The Tomboy can join in, as the pupils only take part if a parent comes along. We looked at written calculations - written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
29th March: We had an Easter raffle at The Tomboy's school; I let her buy a couple of tickets, and bought a couple myself. I wasn't teaching the afternoon that the draw took place so instructed The Tomboy to choose a prize for me if one of my tickets was drawn - and I joked that she should choose the prize that included a bottle of wine! And then she did.... Bless her :) One of her tickets also won, so she got a chocolate rabbit all to herself, too, which she was thrilled about.
30th March: The last day of term. After our usual Easter service, which was really lovely, we went over to the church hall for an Easter egg hunt and refreshments. These muffins were delicious!
31st March: The Tomboy had a much-needed haircut. At the barbers.... She already looked like a boy, but even more so does she now!