So who’s blog is this?
I’m Elaine and I’ve previously blogged for my (now closing / closed) business Littlesheep Learning and been @littlesheep on twitter so some of you might know me from there.
I live in south Warwickshire with my husband (Mr Littlesheep) and our four children – three boys and a girl. I’m not very good at saying no to volunteering for things so I’m involved with NCT as a volunteer locally, regionally and nationally, I’m chair of the PTA at the primary and nursery school the youngest three attend and often get involved with community projects. I work for nine hours a week as the Administrator for a local charity run community centre.
In my previous blog the boys were named Biggest, Middle and Littlest Littlesheep and then when our youngest was born she was given the blog monika Miss Littlesheep to save the confusion that renaming everyone else would cause! I quite like calling them the Littlesheeps so I think we’ll stick with that for now…
So introducing them all…
Biggest Littlesheep – T – is 11 – he’s in Year 7 and growing more and more into a teenager by the day with his independence of getting the bus to school, his mobile phone and his laptop. Over the last few months he’s really discovered reading and is devouring book series as fast as he gets them but most of all he lives for tennis – if he isn’t playing it, he’s watching it or reading about what has happened at the various tournaments that I’ve never heard of – so if he is mentioned on here then it’s probably going to be tennis related. Oh and he’s a Scout…
Middle Littlesheep – R – is 9 – he’s in year 5 and loves Harry Potter (currently awaiting his letter to Hogwarts). He’s a bit of a stats geek and can memorise all sorts of facts about all sorts of sports but in particular F1. He loves reading too (currently on the Harry Potter books for the second time since September!), is a Cub, plays the piano and flute and sings in a local children’s choir.
Littlest Littlesheep – E- is 7 – he finds life as the youngest of the boys hard at times as he’s constantly trying to keep up and that is hard. Outside of school he goes to swimming lessons and Beavers but most of all loves Lego (an advantage of being the third boy is that we have quite a Lego collection!).
Miss Littlesheep – M – is 3 – she started in the school nursery last half term for three mornings when I started work and now is extending that to her full 15 hours (adding two lunch times and afternoons). She loves anything pink and sparkly (so much for not gender stereotyping), Peppa Pig and has just discovered Disney Princesses.
So why this blog?
Well truth was I was missing having somewhere to ramble so it might fizzle out or it might not – lets wait and see!