Oops, I’d fully intended to be here any day from New Year onwards. But that didn’t happen – obviously! No excuses really except that we have had a lovely holiday and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed catching up with family and friends and spending time with the children.
Life really seems to slow down, in some ways, over the holidays – no before and after school rush but then there’s all the masses of food to cook, children to entertain and so, in other ways, things seem to speed up.
And today it’s reversed – the boys are back at school. Actually, maybe because I was anticipating the morning rush, we were surprisingly organised this morning (no last minute hunt for gloves or scrabbling for poo bags (for the dogs – before your imagination gets too busy!))…and we got to school 10 minutes early. No bad thing for the boys to have a chance to run around a bit before going into class.
I think that’ll be the best part, for them, about term starting again. The boys, and Islay too but not to quite such an extent, are VERY active little people and really need the opportunity to run themselves ragged every day. We always fit in a good walk each day but it doesn’t necessarily match up to a good game of chase in the playground. Plus they have judo after school today which they love. It’s the best activity for letting off loads of pent up energy and aggression. Angus, in particular, needs an outlet for his hot-head. Colin, their coach, works them really hard and takes no nonsense. Islay plans to go when she is old enough. It’ll be really interesting to see how she finds it. While she is much more physical and active than most of her friends she’s still not a match for our boys (but she makes up for that in naughtiness and cheekiness….it’s a very good job she’s cute!).
I started this blog on New Year’s day 2010 so it’s been on the go for over a year. I enjoy it so much. I’ve never managed to keep a diary, despite many good intentions, and, while this is different, it does serve as some kind of a record of what we have been up to. And it definitely makes me strive to improve my sewing skills. I’ve learnt so much over the last year and that’s all thanks to the lovely people who stop by and read my ramblings. So, I’d like to say a huge thank you to you all – your comments and hugely kind and encouraging words have been wonderful, especially when things haven’t been going to plan.
I’m planning a giveaway for my 100th post – should be sometime over the next few weeks. I’ve got some plans I want to work up and have ready for then.
All the best for a wonderful 2011.