Posts with Label: Summer

Summer Vacation in England

Summer Vacation in England

School finally wrapped up here last week — July 6th was the last day.  Although the school year extends a few weeks beyond what we’re used to in the States, I never felt that end-of-the-year slog we always seem to get in June at home.  The last few weeks of school were full of so […]

British Summer

British Summer

School doesn’t get out until July 6th.  The temperature here hovers in the high 60s, maybe low 70s.  The sun makes rare appearances, but we’ve had at least a little bit of rain most days.  And I have yet to don a pair of shorts, not even once.  Beach weather, this is not. The term […]

All-Star

All-Star

At the beginning of the swim season, Gabe set a goal to make All-Stars this year.  At eight years old, he’s at the older end of his age group, and he’s been swimming with 8-unders since he was five.  This, he said, was his year. He worked hard this season.  He improved his times, he […]

Summer Fun

Summer Fun

Every summer, the kids and I make a list of things we want to do over vacation.  Some of them are big events (go to Boston) and some of them are smaller in scale (go to the movies).  But we always make one and try to check off as many items on our “To Do” […]

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