Saturday, 23 July 2011

This has been a week of....

Celebrating the end of term, the end of the school year and the beginning of a 6 week summer break.

Reflecting on the passing of time. It was also the last week of Tall Daughter's time at primary school and in September she'll go to the same secondary school as her big sister. I can't believe my baby girl is going to be in secondary school - it's seems like only a few months since she started at pre-school. I know the next 12 months are going to signal a huge change for her as she starts to become more independent and forges new friendships, as well as some adjustment for me too no doubt.

Welcoming my youngest brother home from sea. He stays with us when he's home on leave and this time he's going to be here for 3 weeks. There's always a small amount of adjustment to be made when he comes back (Tall Daughter always gets unsettled for a couple of days when he first arrives back, as does Tess our dog) but we enjoy his company.

Enjoying a night out with my colleagues! I actually went out and had a great time. We ate at a fab Asian-fusion restaurant (no, we didn't know what it meant either, but the food was good); we drank champagne - bought for us by our lovely headteacher - and we laughed and laughed. Real belly laughs too.

Planning how we're going to spend the summer break. Six weeks goes so quickly and I want to make sure I get some jobs done around the house, but also that we get out and about and have some fun. We go on our annual cottage holiday in Wales in August and we also have a little bit of travelling planned and visitors coming to stay. It's going to be a busy few weeks!