Friday, 14 August 2009

Warm Weather

Q. Is the good weather finally here to stay? 
Q. Who knows?
A. Absolutely no-one! 

Weather forecasts are not to be relied upon in any shape or form, I do know that, yet I get taken in by the 5 day ones on a regular basis I'm ashamed to say, just can't help myself. If sunshine is predicted for the following day, life takes on new meaning (!?), well for a while at least until I wake up to rain the next morning!!

So far so good though. Since Tuesday, when incidentally my face got incredibly  sunburnt (after doing a 7 mile walk), we've had a good run of that ball of fire and the temperatures have been great. 

Apparently, it's going to continue to shine right up until next Wednesday. 
Q. How do I know? 
A. I've fallen for the latest 5 day forecast!

But I just have a really good feeling that this time it's going to be spot on. Think positive.....

PS. (If, by some REMOTE possibility, it all goes awry, I will not be stepping foot out of bed until I see the sun beaming through my venetians!)


Friday, 17 July 2009

A great day...

Today my daughter graduated from Portsmouth University with a 2-1.  We had a lovely day, I took along my mum for the ceremony too so my daughter had her mum (me!), her grandma and her dad there for support, I am one very proud parent!

The car journey to and from Portsmouth was a little fractious. Mum didn't want me answering phone calls in the car with my handsfree for starters and every time I managed to reach the dizzy heights of 70mph in my banger she held on to her arm rest for dear life as if we were about to take flight! 

Oh and no radio either, she asked me to turn it down to such a degree I couldn't hear anything above the engine, so I just turned it off.

Tomorrow I get my lie-in, one of many now that I have started my summer hols, wooo! I don't have a lot planned for my time off  as yet, though there are a few trips out which I'm looking forward to. 

Sorting out my garden and repainting the fence is definitely a priority and I must continue working on my friends garden too, it's been a slow process this year trying to get it completed. 

And of course I need to socialise more; I must find a Salsa class, catch up with friends I haven't seen for ages (which includes a visit to Manchester) and hopefully have days out with my girls.

The depressing thing is all of the above involves spare cash, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, (does anyone know what it looks like?) hmmm, could be spending alot of time at home then!! 

It would be great to be in a position to actually go abroad each summer, considering I have 6 weeks off, but that has never been possible unfortunately, so towards the end of the hols I do start pulling my hair out! Won't think about that just yet though, will wait until the novelty wears off first.

I think it's time to go to bed now, motorway driving always drains me. I have my roomie's bed all to myself tonight and tomorrow, yay, she's staying in Portsmouth for graduation celebrations.

Now, what tropical island shall I visit in my dreams tonight........


Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Roll on the summer hols!

Well today was the day of Year 6's 'leavers play'. The word shambolic comes to mind, but hey, it's done, over with at last, I can not bear to think about it another minute, it was the bane of my life for weeks!

And now, for my sins, I have their party to look forward to tomorrow afternoon. Ooh, it's just one delight after another. Personally I feel they don't deserve any treats, considering their diabolical behaviour over recent months, but who am I to question the powers that be. So my presence is expected at the party they requested, I shall have to grimace throughout the proceedings and just go home with face ache. It will be a veritable chimpanzees celebration, of that I can guarantee.

I know I sound like an evil witch and anyone (!) reading this will probably think 'thank god/I hope she's not my childs teaching assistant', but this Year 6 have been trying, honestly and truly!! 

My mum came to stay yesterday, until next Thursday. I love her very much but am so used to just me and my daughters living together it can be difficult for me to keep my patience with her sometimes. My girls always put me back in my place though. I lose my status when mum comes, I become a daughter myself again instead of head of the household and it can be frustrating.

I've given up my room this time, for my mum, and have taken to sharing a bed with my eldest daughter, who isn't overly pleased that I have become her 'roomie' but if you love your mum you have to make sacrifices, right? Anyhoo, for the remainder of her stay I have promised myself I will be a respectful daughter and a patient one too.