Friday, 30 October 2009

Packing it all in

There is just so much going on at the moment, I can scarcely believe I was feeling a bit bored not so long ago. I am working more and for longer (I even dipped my toe in the swirling waters of pet behaviour counselling for the first time in 27 months) and tomorrow I start an Open University course: Writing Essays. Ideally I'd like to study for an English Language and Literature degree but I am starting with a short course to see if I can fit it all in (I've even made a timetable). Three times this week though I have sat down with my course book only for Scarlett to wake up, the phone to ring .... maybe I will look back at this and just see it as a great excuse for new stationary?
Excitingly I have also had a bit of a social life with a really good friend staying last night, friends over for supper tomorrow night and being whisked away by more friends in two weeks time as the following weekend I will be 40.
There, I've said it out loud.
Can I just go to a health farm instead?

We had some wonderful news last week - Scarlett's lazy eye has improved dramatically with the patches. So much so that we are now just patching until December and then it will all be over (she gets to keep the cute glasses though).

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Six have a really good week in Derbyshire

We have just returned from a week in a cottage in Eyam, Derbyshire with another family. I have only visited Derbyshire once before, and it was quite fleeting, so this was my chance to stay, explore and be overwhelmed.
I now realise Derbyshire is how I picture England when I am away - rolling hills, sheep, large skies, stone walls and little pockets of trees as well as the green, oh so green.

Bakewell ducks

Chatsworth House

Al fresco noodles

Checking the cricket score
PS the blanket is nearly finished, I just have to complete the edging. I will post some photos before I send it to Macmillan.