September: Bishopston Mum

August 28 2015

SEPTEMBER is without a doubt one of my favourite months. I love the new freshness in the air and the colours and the beauty that autumn brings.

SEPTEMBER is without a doubt one of my favourite months. I love the new freshness in the air and the colours and the beauty that autumn brings. I have always associated this time of year with new beginnings and this September certainly brings with it some new beginnings for my family. This month will not only be the start of a new school year for my son but will be my daughter's first year of school. She is super excited and is all kitted out with her new school uniform, with shiny new shoes to match. I just hope her enthusiasm will continue after she has started! I'm not sure my son is quite so excited; although he enjoys school when he is there, I know that he much prefers the freedom of the summer holidays.

We have enjoyed a relaxed summer holiday. I have learned from previous years to have plenty of activities planned throughout the holidays, but to also leave an equal amount of days unplanned and to make the most of the local area. We have been enjoying hunting for the green treasures dotted around Bishopston on the brilliant Green Treasure Hunt. If you haven't done this yet, you still have two more weeks to download your map and start the trail to locate the green treasures waiting to be discovered!

Last weekend we went to Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve in Sneyd Park, somewhere I have wanted to go for a while. I was not disappointed. It is a beautiful, peaceful place with plenty of wild flowers, bugs and beasties, moorhens and ducks to keep my kids’ attention. And, what with a lot of the best things in life, Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve is completely free. To find out more, please visit www.spnaturereserve.com.

For those of you with babies, you may be interested to hear that on Monday 7th September a brand new fun and movement class for babies will be starting. Hopperz will be for babies from newborn to walking and will be held at Rimando's Soft Play Coffee Lounge every Monday at 2pm. If you would like to find out more, please call Louisa on 0787 850 7728.

I wanted to give a shout out to the wonderful Horfield Welly pre-school which earlier this year received an “Outstanding” rating on its most recent Ofsted inspection. Horfield Welly Pre-school has been operating for over 20 years and runs on Tuesday to Friday mornings for children aged from 2 – 4 years of age. If you would like to find out more, please email horfieldwellypreschool@gmail.com.

I hope that you have a great September.

Bishopston Mum