Our Week : 8th – 14th February

This week we have watched the snow melt, we have enjoyed a theatre production about love, and tried and tested frozen yoghurt…

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Maya and I caught a free piano concert in the library (wonderful!)…

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and we watched a little of the winter olympics….

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We’ve been glad to have the man of the house at home again..

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..for whom Leon made lunch as a names day treat..

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Leon has had three days of official home study, and has been working hard..

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He’s been spending a lot of time practising a duet with his friend Erik…

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…and is continuing to give Maya piano lessons (she can now play the Harry Potter theme tune with one hand)…

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Alfie made alphabet cookies (I love that he made all his siblings names first – here are Leon’s letters..)…

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Maya got out the face paints and did Alfie and Ted….

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…and Alfie did Maya (who is supposed to be a lion but looks pretty scary to me!)…

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Alfie enjoyed his Christmas present, the wooden marble run..

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I love this picture – he’s weighing in his hands which marble is heaviest, and which will thus go faster….

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Maya made a beaded lizard key ring..

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And of course, a week couldn’t go by without making the cosiest den ever..!

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We’ve had lots of snacks inside! Maya is, without doubt, the best den builder ever! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Maya and Alfie watched an episode of ‘melodi festivalen’ (a swedish eurovision song contest), gave each song a point, and added the points up to see who won…

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Ted helped make a heart shaped cake…

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…which Ted, Alfie and Maya decorated…

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Maya drew a beautiful picture of a Valentines love boat (drawn in the den!)….

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…and Teddy painted a pink airport!

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Leon made a heart shaped kladd-kaka (sticky chocolate cake)…

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Teddy’s discovered the joy of playing with Lilly…

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…a new favourite board game ‘Tummy Ache’ (though he prefers to collect the insects in the food rather than avoid them)…

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….and the brilliance of using real empty spice containers when playing house – what glorious smells…..!

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And of course, we had our annual Valentines dinner! Heart shaped pancakes (big and small), strawberry ice-cream with heart shaped sprinkles, and beautiful red strawberries…

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Of course, the best bit had to be the cards Maya made for each of us, telling us how much she loved us…..

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If I’m honest with you it’s been a tough week. We’ve had problems with one of our children being bullied at school – of course we’ve had meetings with the teachers, and we’re hoping it’s sorted now, but it takes up a lot of energy, causes sleepless nights and fills us with sadness. Such is life. Schools in Sweden are pretty good, but nothing is ever perfect….
Let’s pray things will now be better! ๐Ÿ™‚

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