I can’t believe we are almost at the end of term … and that means we have done one entire academic year already.
It’ll be our one-year anniversary living here in Warwickshire next month and boy, has the time flown at light speed! I feel like I’ve lived here for years, it’s like we never arrived which is wonderful.
There is always so much going on with lots of fabulous things to get involved with. Just the other day I went with Beverley Cressman (QVC guest) to a Samaritan’s fundraising lunch…
It was an absolute ball. They are doing a pop up shop in September which is such a great idea, they take over an empty shop for two weeks and everyone donates nice things they no longer want, to sell on … love it!
So we just had sports day at school; from relay races to standing long jump, quoite throwing (see pic, my not-so-little boy holding a red quoite) and the inevitable 800m (I HATED running that race!) it was a blast!
Picnic rugs a gogo and plenty of liquids under the glorious sunshine which is so rare for sports days since we began school six years ago! Mind you, I do remember last year standing with an ice pack down the back of my shorts as it was a scorcher then, gladly not quite so hot this time!
Thank goodness for Ultrasun, it does give me peace of mind knowing the children are exposed to so much sun on a day like that! I doused them with the spray SPF50 for good measure after breakfast – job done, all protected!
Onto the next event … there’s a wedding to organise! 26th July this year, yes THIS year! Three years ago I was happy to be single forever, and then along came Brian, who when we were at University together 22 years ago dared to suggest we got married; being far too young at the time, I ran a mile – this time round it’s completely different.
He was then and is now, the most amazing man I’ve ever known and even better, the children adore him too! I think if we were to have a long engagement I’d arrange a banquet for the entire UK and have a hernia over shades of ribbons and napkins so giving ourselves one month means it’ll be simple and fabulous, which is perfect!
It does also mean however, as the reception is in my garden, that I’m frantically putting all the tips I’ve gathered from Richard Jackson over the years into good use at light speed!
Lawn magic will be doing it’s thing as the lawn is more moss than grass, which does rather make a pleasant cushion for blankets (silver linings and all that!). Oh and I’m going to raid Gill Gauntlett’s collection of solar lights because whilst mine are fab, I need more! (Soooo wish I bought her TSV last month!)
Time for me to measure out the space for the bouncy castle; useful when there are 25 children to be kept at bay!
Thank you for all your lovely congratulations that I’ve had on the various social platforms where we cross paths these days, I have been so touched once again by your friendliness and well wishing!!
Much love to you all