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Sarah Youde (aka monroegirl)
Plymouth, UK.

I love to scrap and I love to stitch. I also love reading, eating and the odd glass of red wine! I only wish I had more time to do all the things I love. Most of my time is taken up looking after a couple of other things I love and they are my two gorgeous children Ben and Charlotte. They ARE gorgeous, I am not biased, I have been blessed with beautiful children which is a good thing because I have such wonderful subjects for my scrapbooking addiction.

I am married to Mark and we will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary in July - we are just as happy now as when we first met. He would rather I didn't spend any money on scrapbooking or cross stitch stash but if I didn't do that I would be perfect and surely that would be really boring! Anyway, this blog is a sort of diary / gallery and I enjoy updating my blog for myself and my family but any visitors are welcome :o)

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Ben is settling into his new school really well which is great but I have noticed that his reading is terrible!! I went to speak to his teacher yesterday and she assured me that he is just playing me up and that at school his reading is exactly at the level it should be for his age, if not a little better. I was very relieved but I am still not happy with his progress at home so I searched the net for the Peter and Jane books that I used when I was a kid. I found them on Amazon and have order the first 12 to see how he gets on. Mark and I often laugh and say that we are like a victorian Mum and Dad and we don't agree with all this new fangled phonics rubbish, we think the teacher should point to the letters with a stick and say 'a', 'b' etc lol. Well we are going to try it at home :o) and see how Ben gets on with it. We can use them with Charlotte next year from the start so it is a good investment. I want to buy them all, there are loads of them. The Peter and Jane books and the Key Word Reading Scheme taught 100 million of us to read so I don't think you can go far wrong with them, if anything it will just reinforce what Ben is learning at school!

Well I would say that the unpacking and house sorting is all done now. All I have left to do is organise my craft stuff and that is my job for today so I had better get on with it and stop talking rubbish on here. I am determined to do some scrapping tonight and to do that my craft stuff needs to be organised, I don't know where anything is at the moment except for the things that are in my fab AMM tote that Mum got for me.

♥ Sarah blogged at 09:29


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