Monday, 22 March 2010


I am planning to start this blog to help organise my thinking and as a sort of online diary of our time as a family.
We are a little family, just me, my son Dylan and daughter Stephanie. We enjoy spending time together exploring different places, or at home playing games and cooking together. Just the usual family stuff really.
I am currently in my third and final year of my degree, and will be starting my teacher training course in September.
Dylan is in his final year of primary and due to start secondary in September.
Stephanie is in her final year of nursery, due to start infants in September.

So as you can see we have a lot of changes happening this year. Oh did I mention we would also like to move very soon too!

Not to many changes happening for us in the forthcoming future. Well the move isnt likely to be within the next year. Currently renting but am wanting to buy in the next few years. I am with a housing association at the moment and its a tiny little flat, we don't even have a balcony. We are on the list for a house, like thousands of other families in the area. If we get moved and like where we get moved to then I may consider not buying, but I see that as unlikely.

So to buy a house I need to sort out some debts I have, credit cards!, and save for a deposit. I think I could do this within 5 years, if I manage to get a place on the GTP teacher training so I get paid as I learn. Otherwise I could take a bit longer, as although the PGCE route has a bursary its not a lot. So GTp 5 year aim, PGCE 6 year aim. So not too long.

Am planning to use the blog to chart progress towards this goal, and the little things we do as a family along the way. Like today we went to feed the ducks, who rather disappointingly weren't hungry! So we planted sunflower seeds instead.

We are having a bit of success with our seeds we plnted last week to, we have little sprouts from the salad leaves, and we think the peppers. Although they might be tomatoes, I forget which we put in which pots! So will see when they start to fruit!
We also have rainbow carrots and peas planted. We are never going to be able to grow more than a mouthful of each plant as we only have space for small pots, but it is good experience and practice for when we finally get a garden.

I do have our names on the allotment list, but I have mor ehope of getting a house than an allotment. We are 26th on the allotment list shame they only let about one a year!

So watch our progress and see will we get a garden or an allotment first!

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