Category Archives: school

Another milestone for Connor

Being a full-time-hands-on granny, I have witnessed most of our grandsons milestones. Today I watched Connor walk the ‘short walk’, (as I did when Bradley advanced to Grade 4)   a tradition held at the school for 20 or so years, whereby, when … Continue reading

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James graduated from Puppy School

Last Saturday was Graduation Day for James !!  Yay !!!! Staying focused during each session was his main problem.  All he wanted to do was to play with his pals !  Phew it was hard work for me trying to … Continue reading

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So proud of Bradley at inter-house school athletics

Ooops .. I haven’t done a post for ages !   Time runs away with me is my first excuse.  Secondly .. before hubby retired, we got up before the crack of dawn for him to avoid traffic congestion into work,  leaving me with time to spare before … Continue reading

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Carols service and Nativity for grandparents at Erin’s school

Hubby and I went to Erin’s school in Benoni for the grandparents Carols service and Nativity yesterday morning.  We arrived at the school while all the children were on their morning break.  Hundreds of children !!!  Erin and her little friends were … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : A centenary celebration in Nov 1997

On 4th November 1897, two weeks after the arrival of Cecil John Rhodes and his construction train, the first passenger train arrived in Bulawayo, Rhodesia from South Africa. My great grandmother, Mary Milne was the only woman passenger on this … Continue reading

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Max graduated from Puppy School

  Our puppy classes came to an end yesterday with a fun day for all the pups, as they graduated 🙂  I wrote a post about Max’s classes a few weeks ago : https://momsmeanderings.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/max-goes-to-puppy-school/ I didn’t include a link to the Puppy School … Continue reading

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Reading homework with Connor

Connor’s reading today was about Biff, Chip and Nadim spending the half-term week with their Gran, but their teacher put a spanner in the works by giving them homework which was to write a nature diary.   Disappointed children said they … Continue reading

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