Lydia and I have started attending the play group which is run by our church here in Cambridge. Every Monday morning I leave the older three kids a pile of reading and maths to work through and leave them under the supervision of Dave (who works from home that morning) and head out for a special morning together. We have a marvellous time!
We haven't managed to join a play group in Sydney yet - partly because she was a little young for me to feel motivated and partly because I was a bit overcommitted last year! But after seeing how much she enjoys play group here - the chance to play with some different toys, sing some songs, do some craft and mix with other little kids, I am hoping I will able to join one in Sydney when we return. I love having the chance to give her some special attention when we're there, not to mention the opportunity to have a cup of tea and a chat with some other mums.
Here are some photos of her at playgroup this week (mainly for the grandparents!):