This game has gone down very well with A - one of a couple I bought from Lucy's clearout. The other game apparently looks too 'mathsy' for A (I think it looks fun, but maybe I'm just weird?) but I'm sure I'll convert her, just give me time...
We went on our last Wildlife Counts workshop on Saturday - freshwater - and had fun dipping in the river! The ranger leading these is great - very down-to-earth, but so enthusiastic about the subjects, and so knowledgable. A really enjoyed them, despite the fact that they were aimed at adults and there were no other kids on any of them (even the Saturday one, which I thought was strange). There are to be some more in-depth ones later in the year, and we are thinking we might go to the fungi one and the bat one.
We realised the other day that its almost a year since we started HEing - another excuse for a cake!! When we started we said we would try it for a year and see how it went, needless to say, we both want to carry on :0)
I asked A - hypothetically, if I had the money to afford the fees would she go back to her old school? She said no - she'd rather carry on with HE. This made me feel really good, as she hadn't wanted to leave her school a year ago, it was mainly money-issues that made me take her out. So it was definitely the right decision!!