My darling Lucy, I cannot apologise enough for my rather lengthy absence. I would love to tell you that it was due to a serious lack of cock ups in my brilliant parental life, but the opposite has been true and I have been somewhat tied up with the transition of one of my children from Primary to Secondary school. This is the transition that every other parent that I know has made not only look easy but look really enjoyable too. I on the other hand have had already to issue my blanket “8 year apology” to the new school as I have turned up to 2 different parents’ evenings with the wrong children on both occasions. Alice was thrilled to sit through a discussion about her sister which her sister should have been present at and fully relished inventing a whole load of codswallop that the teacher quite simply did NOT say about poor G but who is still recovering from her first tutor analysis by her 10 year old sister…………. So, we are straight back into the swing of things after a rather hectic summer holiday which included taking Ed’s boat down to the coast and it falling off the roof of my car on the way down there, getting in the wrong car at the petrol station much to the shock of the poor lady sat in the passenger seat, flooding the garden twice and whilst trying to hide the flood from Eddie, slipping over in the slush that was my lawn and finally dip dying the dog’s ears. So with the autumn nearly upon us I am preparing myself for the influx of our 8 legged friends who always provide great entertainment for the whole family who seem to spend a rather large part of October throwing hoover cylinders around in the wee small hours and standing on chairs. However, a rather different surprise this morning was a sweet little robin that had found its way into my kitchen. I thought this was a sign that I had made a new friend that I could feed little bits of left over toast that is burnt daily in our house, illusion shattered as the poor, petrified creature flew straight at me, hit me on the forehead and then shat on my newly washed hair. I opened all the windows for both our sakes, we have still not made up…………… until I hear from you again my lovely friend. With the new term fully underway I bet you are throwing yourself into all the after school club activities, which in my case so far this term has only been to race back and collect one of my children that I forgot…………………………..

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Dear Emma,

You have done this entire post as a headline! You eeejit!

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