Oh, thank goodness for that!!!
The school and preschool term finished today in NSW and we are all so relieved. The last two Dad-less weeks have felt very long indeed.
Here are a few of the things I am feeling grateful for tonight:
Xmas Pressies Gone!
Amazingly and for the very first time, I have managed to send some Christmas presents to the UK by SEAMAIL. Have been meaning to do this for the past 15 years and never managed until today.
So brother-in-law and two gorgeous wee nephews are all sorted… so long as the boat gets to the UK safely. Success at last!
A Gentle High School
The principal of my teenage son’s school said something at a meeting this week which brought a tear to my eye. She is an older lady and has taught in many schools. She said: ‘Of all the schools I have ever been in, this one is the gentlest.’
How wonderful, I really need a gentle school for my great, big, gangling, gentle Giant Teenager. He needs a kind and strong community of caring people around him. All kids do, all adults too.
Deadlines + Interesting Wee Bits of Work
I am a pre-deadline delivery person, I love to finish work early and then swan off to the pub or out for lunch to raise a glass to a deadline reached.
I just cannot bear sailing close to the wind with deadlines, and I don’t even mind that this renders me a deeply uncool person. It’s a Capricorn thing.
Anyway, today I finished a bit of writing work far too close to the wire… so I’m grateful it did get done.
I’ve hugely enjoyed doing some work for a publishing company which involved researching and writing short pieces about Roman roads, Buddha, the history of bank notes, managed funds and life in the 5th century BC.
I do LOVE a bit of variety!
A REAL Holiday Approaches
Finally and by no means least delightful… cue drum roll… I am wildly grateful and madly excited as we are going on a family holiday to Bali this school hols. I have been wanting to go to Bali for at least 25 years and finally the time has come.
Admittedly 25 years ago, I wasn’t thinking about going with four children and a BYO hot date… but there you go.
We’re all very glad to go there and very thrilled to be staying in hotels and villas and having a proper, actual, no-cooking, no-washing up holiday. Call an ambulance, I’m about to expire with joy just at the thought of it.
I’ve bought a copy of Bali for Kids so we’re good to go.
Hope you have a lovely time this school holidays if your children are at that age and stage.
We are aiming for an laptop-free holiday so I will catch you in a fortnight!
I’m linking up withMaxabella’s Weekend Grateful, this week hosted by the Lioness Lady, pop over to share all things grateful- you know it’s good for you!