So another working week disappears into memory and day break brings the relative calm of family time. Yinka is in her basket....still complaining that we left her new acquaintances splashing merrily in the brook and the little one still out riding. The pile of school reports I brought home continues to cough intermittently in my direction...clearly impatient for my attention. They can cough all they like from across the kitchen as the gentle call of the blog has won again. Surely that's why some greater being created Social Media...to distract mere mortals like me from the efficiencies others enjoy....
It was Geography Week so the children spent it investigating countries from around the globe...Infants having a street party and meeting 'The Queen'...well Mrs Callaway and a splendid mask!...
another class skyping Mrs Froudist's mum in Australia for a recipe they then prepared. The children seem to have really enjoyed themselves and our amazing staff again surpassed themselves with their creativity, energy and commitment.
Friday saw our choir welcoming Hilltop children, who joined them for a rehearsal for their upcoming concert. It was a lovely antidote to a frustrating day. It started with me not spotting the mobile camera van on a bridge whilst driving less than serenely into work. A frustrating morning was improved by spending time with the children and popping into Miss May's leaving assembly to mark her break for maternity leave. So lovely to see someone so happy, positive and excited about her future and radiating happiness....if only everyone who touched our lives could have such attributes.
On a personal level it's been fairly quiet week but ended with two lovely evenings..both made by a visit to the sea.
Yesterday after school I went to the gym for my now daily attempt to resist father time. It was rudely interrupted by the news that my car had rolled down a hill and into a metal post. Sadly the post won.
I am however a firm believer in Karma and true to form the Ying Yang of life worked it's magic and my faith in the beauty of humanity was again restored by two 14 year olds and puppy of 14 weeks. I'd promised the girls we would take Yinka to the Bay and have a bbq on the beach.
We lit the bbq and then spent a happy half hour playing with Yinka on the low tide.
It was one of those wonderful evenings that should fill every childhood. Messing about on the beach with an utterly charming puppy......giggles and wet wellies
We then sat on the shingle and had a simple but divine beach bbq of sausages, shish kebab on sticks, fizzy drinks and profiteroles rolls for dessert....well that was what we managed to grab from the supermarket on our way....but it felt pretty divine give or take some toasted marshmallows...
Right ......enough.....time for a cheeky farmers market for bread, flowers and other supplies...enjoy your weekend.