Somehow we are almost at the end of September. How did that happen?! It’s now less than three months until Christmas (as my girls gleefully remind me on a daily basis) and the girls have settled back into routine at school. Four weeks until half term! (Not that I’m counting of course…)
I still feel like I’m trying to get back in a rhythm with work – I’m getting there slowly. Emails are being answered slightly more quickly than they were and my head is definitely more in work-mode than it has been over recent weeks. Part of me loves the structure of term-time and another part of me really craves the freedom of the holidays. I guess, as with everything, it’s all about balance.
Here are my happy moments from the last ten days:
Day 562: We’ve had visitors all weekend – friends from America that we haven’t seen for two years. We spent the afternoon exchanging news and photos – there was so much to catch up on that it extended into the evening too.
Day 563: We headed into town to the bookshop because Ella wanted to spend her pocket money on a new book. The other two had just enough pennies to buy a mini wind-up dinosaur each. It turns out that racing them in the park is quite good fun 🙂
Day 565: The only way to kick off a new week is to have an early morning kitchen dance party with the girls to my current favourite song…
Day 566: A quiet day and I felt the need to be outdoors, so I headed up to Stafford Castle to see if the trees had put on their Autumn coats yet. They haven’t – it was still lovely and green, and the half hour of peace and time on my own worked wonders.
Day 569: Ella has had a bit of a tough week at school – her best friend was off poorly for a few days and some of the other girls in her class are being a bit mean to her. So she was thrilled to receive this certificate at the end of the week.
Day 570: Date night with the husband! We bought tickets to see Michael McIntyre 18 months ago, and as we only get to go out a few times a year, we make the most of it. Of course we had to have a selfie for the occasion!