Some mixed weather this week, but we’ve managed to put a few bits of sailing in. Last Sunday was a club race and Matt and JJ went out in the Wayfarer while Bee was on safety boat duty. Then on Tuesday I organised some sailing for 3 other home-ed families on Nancy Blackett. Bee was mate for the day (he qualified over the Easter holidays) and Roo joined the afternoon sail while the rest of us pottered around Pin Mill for the day. It was lovely to introduce some other families to the Nancy Blackett Trust and it was a beautiful day – I somehow didn’t remember to take any photos.
(above – at Castle Park after swimming lessons)
I also didn’t take any photos on Friday, when I took Roo and A to Birch Hall for a home-ed group. This week they were sailing on Secret Water (Hamford Water) and again the weather was lovely. They also saw seals while they were out.
And then today was the joint sailing club and canoe club outing down the river. The oldest 2 are away this weekend on part 2 of their marine engineering course but the rest of us went in the Wayfarer and Mirror. This was probably the longest sail the smallest has done.
These last 2 photos were taken some weeks back when we suddenly had a few hot days, and Bee and I took the girls out rowing at Dedham .
Other snippets…..A has joined the new Woodland Folk group here and is enjoying it so far. She even stayed there without me this week. She has also started swimming lessons and has lost her first tooth. Bear has passed her grade 2 ballet and Joel his grade 3 violin.