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Two week half term coming up

Post by blondie95 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:38 pm

As Half term approaches and the mum's are getting ready to welcome the kids back for two weeks.......how are they feeling? and how have the last 4 or so weeks been?
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Post by J.R. » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:24 am

2 weeks half term ?

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Post by blondie95 » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:56 pm

i know i remember my grecians one, 1 week in Germany on German study visit. The Dublin for second week taggin on end of brothers rugby team tour!
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Post by Momto2 » Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:44 pm

Hi Amy

Personally speaking, my children are exhausted - it's been a very hard start to the school year in a lot of ways and I think Half Term has come just at the right moment.

I can't wait to get hold of them and give them a huge cuddle (though they both tower above me now)!

Thanks for asking.

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Post by lonelymom » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:13 pm

I can't wait to see her and give her loads of hugs. It's been a very difficult week, and I'm going to be giving her extra hugs and letting her talk if she needs to. Then I think she'll want to lay in bed for a couple of days, before meeting up with her friends from her old school. I think it's important that she keeps in touch with her old friends because all the new ones from CH live so far away.

It's seems like such a long time since I last saw her, but it's been less than three weeks. The time has dragged.
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Post by Katharine » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:20 pm

Hope you have a wonderful time with your children this half term. I well remember the count down to ours flying out to Borneo - the grandmothers shared half terms, which gave them some very special memories.
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Post by lonelymom » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:28 pm

Thanks Katharine. I'm intending to make the most of every single minute.

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Post by Mrs C. » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:41 pm

lonelymom wrote: The time has dragged.
I`m sure you`ll find she thinks the opposite!

I hope you "new mums" (and "old mums" !) all have a good half-term!
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Post by lonelymom » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:43 pm

Thanks Mrs C.

Yes, she says it has flown by. She's having a great time, she absolutely loves it there.

I had a bit of a wobble at the beginning, but now I know how happy she is I'm happy too.
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Post by Great Plum » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:15 pm

I think my parents have been looking forward to half term too! ;-)
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Post by blondie95 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:03 pm

Same for my dad too
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Post by Mrs C. » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:54 pm

And me!!!
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Post by huggermugger » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:12 am

Hello all

Been a bit busy lately so v little time to post...

I have to admit to having had a very low point just before half term. I think the reality of DS being away at school really hit me and I seemed to get a touch of "empty nest" syndrome. This really is a bit of a disjointed life for me - snatched moments on mobile phones & looking forward to the occasional e-mail. Blimey! It's an affair!

No, seriously...

It is a case of adjustment on both sides and the trouble with us parents is that we think about it a bit too much whereas the kids just get on with it (I think... :) )

Happy to report that DS still adores it and we had a full but happy half term. I was extremely grateful to have had the two weeks - there was almost no-one around for the first week so we wandered about quietly, getting used to each other's company again then had a riotous second week full of shows, parties & crafty halloween activities. I'm exhausted & I think he was too. He went back to school without a backward glance - I find it fascinating how he just seems to merge into the general body of kids once he gets there. Off with the old & on with the new!

Now we're looking forward to the School Concert on Sunday which we have tickets for, thanks to a lovely Mrs Gloria Williams in the box office. To go off on a tangent - aren't the CH support staff lovely? Mrs Brakes, the School Office... nobody seems to mind stupid questions!

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Post by cj » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:42 am

huggermugger wrote:Now we're looking forward to the School Concert on Sunday which we have tickets for, thanks to a lovely Mrs Gloria Williams in the box office.
My parents lived near when I was at Horsham and were very supportive, coming to lots of concerts, plays and matches and even braving the London crowds for St Matthew's Day and the Lord Mayor's Show. It was always good from my point of view to have someone there to see us doing the things we really loved. I hope that you enjoy Sunday. Is DS involved?
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Post by Ajarn Philip » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:57 am

Chuffed to bits for you that everything is going well! :D

huggermugger wrote:Now we're looking forward to the School Concert on Sunday which we have tickets for, thanks to a lovely Mrs Gloria Williams in the box office. To go off on a tangent - aren't the CH support staff lovely? Mrs Brakes, the School Office... nobody seems to mind stupid questions!
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