I did a good bit of volunteer work with the parent-teacher organization at the boys’ school which was fun and rewarding. Joey ran in two cross-country races with his school against other local primary schools (and he did very well). He also participated in the Mole Valley Music Festival. This was quite an event: nearly all the local primary schools sent a group of children to the local theater to join together and present a musical performance called Jake and the Right Genie. Joey (and all the St. John’s children) did a great job. Parent-Teacher conferences were held this month, and we learned that both Joe and Tom are doing wonderfully in school. Finally, both of our young scholars received certificates of recognition at the end of term for having 100% attendance at school.
We ended up at Borough Market where we braved the crowds to buy snacks and some fancy food items to take home (wild garlic, mushrooms, and sausages). We also shopped at Neal’s Yard Dairy where Paul purchased some stinky cheese – much to Sam’s dismay.
After our busy day in London, we were ready to relax in nature. We once again headed to Box Hill where this time we hiked to the summit via the Stepping Stones trail. Beautiful.
March 18th was Mother’s Day here in England. I had hoped to double dip and get to celebrate Mother’s Day twice this year, but it looks like the guys are going to make me wait until the US Mother’s Day in May. We did visit the Claremont Landscape Garden which was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon.
At the end of March, at long last LegoLand opened for the season! The boys were thrilled.
March was another great month in England! Stay tuned to hear about April’s adventure in Paris…