May Column: Bishopston Mum

April 25 2013

At my time of writing this, we are two days away from receiving news about a primary school place for my little boy.

May Column: Bishopston Mum

Welcome to May’s Bishopston Mum column!

At my time of writing this, we are two days away from receiving news about a primary school place for my little boy.  While I am not worried about him not getting a place at our preferred school, I am aware that when I receive that email in two days, it will be one step closer towards him going to school.  I must admit it makes me a little sad thinking about it.  I’m not sure exactly why; I have a busy, happy life and writing Bishopston Mum is something I absolutely love doing and is immensely exciting and fulfilling.  I think it is to do with an awareness of how quickly time is passing, especially of my children’s precious early years.  But anyhow, more about that next month when I write about if we receive our first choice of primary school!

On Tuesday, April 9, we were on Gloucester Road to watch “Phil the Trolley” arrive, which was part of the Foodbank Trolley Push 2013.  North Bristol Foodbank is campaigning to raise money and awareness of the one in five people in the UK living below the poverty line.  Bristol Mayor George Ferguson was there, supporting the campaign and pushing Phil the Trolley up Gloucester Road.

Did you know that the dinosaurs have returned to Bristol Zoo?  We were lucky enough to be invited along to the launch of DinoZoo 2, which was held the evening before DinoZoo 2 opened to the public.  It was very exciting and I must say that the dinosaurs are satisfyingly scary!

My little girl attended her first ballet lesson recently and thus we entered a brand new world of ballet shoes, leotards and glorious pink.  This time last year my daughter had not long had a hefty hip operation and was in plaster from her chest to her ankles.  She is doing really well now, the operation and plaster cast were successful, so it was all the more special watching her enjoy her first ballet lesson.

This month, I wanted to write about Chatterbox Playgroup, which is held on Thursday and Friday afternoons, from 1-3pm, at Horfield Baptist Church, Bishopston.  There is loads of space at Chatterbox, so if your children are as active as mine, I recommend it!  Activities include a sand pit, painting, tricycles, dressing-up costumes, kids’ kitchen, train set, climbing frame and always a fantastic planned craft activity for kids who like to do arty-crafty things.  It is a drop-in playgroup and is £1.50 entry.

I hope that you have a wonderful May and I look forward to updating you in next month’s Bishopston Mum column.

Bishopston Mum