On Saturday we had a bad day and Jack left his bag, containing his 3DS and two tins of Pokemon cards on the train. I phoned the stations Sunday and Monday and it hadn’t been found.

Then on Wednesday I had a phone call and it had turned up at Waterloo! So we got ready and headed off to collect it. It seemed a bit of a waste travelling to them come straight home so decided to use Jack’s Merlin pass and go to the Sealife Centre. Jack used to love them when he was in his fish/ocean loving phase and I wondered if he might just get quickly bored. But in fact he seemed to love it and was excitedly reading all the information about the fish and telling me other bits and pieces he already knew. We were really lucky to be in the right place at the right time just before leaving. I stopped to feed Rowan and the sea turtles appeared and were swimming up and down past the viewing window.

After the Sealife we decided to go to the Lego shop in Leicester Square and did end up buying a few bits – a Lego London bus, three custom minifigures and two Batman Lego Movie minifigures. We also had a look in the Nickelodeon shop.


Jack had his first proper birthday party yesterday. We did a Lego theme and had pass the parcel and a lego cake. He always asks for buffet food and did again this year. I had printed a ‘pin the head on the Lego man’ game but we didn’t get round to playing. He’s still stuck on the door for another day.




We have had a quiet couple of weeks, mostly just taking it easy at home and thinking about work and subjects to study. Jack has been going to Pokemon club each week and we have had some good Times Pokemon hunting and managed to claim a few gyms too.

On Monday we went down to Brighton to the Lego shop and for a day on the pier. They have an all day ride pass for £9 which is good value considering the rides are normally £2 each. Jack loves the bouncy castle and inflatable slide but he had a few goes on the others too. Rowan had his first ride on the carousel and enjoyed watching the sea gulls as always.

Jack is interested in starting a Spongebob project so I am going to do some planning for that. Thinking we can do some media studies, video making or stop motion, marine biology, voice acting, writing scripts, arts, making costumes maybe as well as facts and some episode or film reports. I have been looking at the Earthschooling curriculum and think some of the blocks would be good for us too.


Literacy Planet

This week we have been trying out some new online resources. Jack loved Reading eggs and Maths Seeds but finished both quickly so I was hoping to find something similar but at a higher level. Maths wise he still really likes Sumdog.

He tried out a few sites but wasn’t keen until we got to Literacy Planet which is a total hit! They have a word game similar to Scramble so that has been a favorite. In the lessons if you score 100% you get to spin a wheel to win a prize, such as extra tokens or mini games. All this morning Jack has been determine to get 100% on every task even if it takes a couple of tries, which is great 😀 Think we have a winner.

I have also started on creating a Lego Ninjago project book as that is Jack ‘ current favorite. So far I have some art, maths, quizzes, writing and origami sheets made and Jack is keen to get working.