I Was Swallowed By A Hippo

Castle life, Aga strife, slummy mummy, average wife

If Carlsberg built schools….

on June 19, 2013

A major worry about moving the family to bunglefuck the arse end of nowhere the country, was the school situation and a peer group for the children, or lack there of. I imagined no one under 25 for miles around and the kids having only each other to fight play with. And more worryingly, ME having to constantly think of things to amuse them with without a local soft play* or pals to visit or parents to off load them on**.

Picture my delight then when we went to visit the local primary to enrol Zoe in nursery and discovered a beautiful, modern open plan building covered inside and out with bright murals and not one or two but FOUR peers in the nursery class! It really is a wonderful place and her first taster session went brilliantly.

It helps that 3 out of the 4 kids also go to the local playgroup which is on twice a week. Another fear silenced. Chums for them and chums for me! Although I am mindful of the old saying, “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the others know all your sordid secrets and embarrassing mistakes from the past and won’t hesitate to remind you of all the times you’ve been a total fanny.”.

*I freakin’ HATE soft play

**I have Niall’s parents! Yay! And they are just a staircase away…


2 responses to “If Carlsberg built schools….

  1. MissC says:

    Sounds fab … And just think, the nursery graduation ceremony will be bearable… We had to clap 25+ kids onto the stage to received their certificate and get their photos taken! 🙂

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