Ah it’s been an emotional week, one of school concerts, sports days and meals. All last’s as Joe leaves Primary School. We have also been busy de cluttering the house. And omg I have thrown away sooooo much, it’s amazing what clutter you collect.
Watched And Heard
So many huge moments for us with our baby leaving the school that both the boys have been so very happy. On Thursday we went to watch Joe in his leavers service, it was so lovely, but emotional.
He had been rehearsing the songs for a couple of weeks and every time I heard them I filled up. Although I was looking forward to seeing him perform with all of his friends, I was also dreading the emotional side. And yes I did cry, how could you not? All those memories of taking Joe to Jacks first harvest festival when he was only weeks old, all the Carol concerts and events our family have attended as part of the school family all coming to an end.
Yes the next step of his journey is exciting; he is beside himself with excitement. But it’s the saying goodbye that is hard. I know its cliché but how do these kids grow up so quickly. Here he is on his first and last day at school weeps!
I have finished the Night Circus and it was a fab book. I loved the magical element. It’s lovely when you are reading a book to escape somewhere magical isn’t it? I would thoroughly recommend it as a great summer read.
In terms of blog posts I love this post on visiting Beijing by Nano who is one of my favourite bloggers. If you love travel check her gorgeous blog out, her photography is just stunning. I think the fact that she lives in a different part of the world is just so fascinating to read about.
Not so much made but arranged these gorgeous flowers from my great friend Mandy at Mummy’s Magical Mayhem. I love it when someone does something lovely and surprise you. We have been friends for years and used to teach together. But both made the decision that life was a little too short for all that grief.
It’s not the students and teaching a skill that is an issue that is a joyful thing to spend your days doing. It’s the management policies and politics that really needs to be looked at. If further education spent less money on management and egos and more on great teachers it would be a much happier place.
I have pretty much lived in my jeans this week. Nothing-new there! And although the weather has been generally good, these rain showers have left me not knowing whether or not to go out with a jacket! Bring back wall-to-wall sunshine for summer someone PLEEEEAAASSEE.
I am also enjoying getting back into my gym gear and going to my spinning class and yoga. Three weeks off really took its toll. I have been feeling a bit achy the last 2 weeks. But I am sure I will build it up again, however I love how great you feel after exercising.
And then lastly I wanted to talk about this amazing little Juice battery pack
I have bought a few recently that have stopped working after not long. But this Juice Weekender is fantastic. I have been testing it for a month and have taken it everywhere. It was a godsend in Germany, as my phone battery never went flat. It can do 4 full charges. I know a bloggers dream! And thank goodness it’s pink as the boys have been eyeing it up! They hate pink so I know I am safe, if it was any other colour they would have claimed it by now.
This weekend we have more organising to do around the house and then a long country walk to our friend’s house, for dinner and gin, and lots of laughter and chaos.
Have a great weekend whatever you are up to!