This is the weekend of the FUSE arts festival in our city, a huge community event in the park. There is always loads going on with lots of free activities for all the family. My husband and middle son were part of the community arts group performing in the dance extravaganza. I watched with admiration as they performed in front of a huge crowd enjoying the summer sunshine. My son's confidence amazed me! This was the culmination of 8 evenings rehearsals, which he would have been too tired to participate in had he been at school.
The boys also enjoyed making sock monkeys, a great way of recycling old socks and a lovely product resulting from an hour or so's concentrated effort with a needle and thread. My eldest son was so inspired, he has made a smaller companion for his monkey since out of a pair of his old school socks.