Getting back into the swing of school!
08 September 2011 | Papeete, Tahiti
It's been a while, so we thought we'd better crack on with school whilst we're settled here for a couple of weeks. Having seen all the photos of friends' children on FB in their new school uniforms I did feel quite glad that Pegasus uniform is the kids in their undies, though I did have to buy a new pair of flip flops for Lochy today! School is nothing too strenous – maths, diary, history, science. Lochy is still writing his animal book which is NOT school work, mum. And all the art, music, design and technology comes out of school time. So, we basically do a couple of hours a day. I don't know how we have fallen into the habit of Lochy complaining so much about school, but yesterday was a good day. I can definitely count the good days more easily than the bad as they fit on one hand. Mia seems to take after her mother with the maths, so I think we'll squeeze some extra in whilst we're here. At least when we go to NZ, school term doesn't start until January, so this term can just be spent consolidating!
It is really expensive here. About £6 for some grapes, £4 for a loaf of bread. I've even cut down on my chocolate consumption as it's about £3 for a crunchie! We've taken to baking our own treats with the stocks we have on the boat already. So, when we get to NZ we'll be down to our last bag of flour and sugar as we're not over-provisioning here!