Just popping in to wish the Chuggs family all the best in this most stressful of times.
it may be possible that C1 is feeling lost and isolated and taking it all out on the safest people she knows. Hopefully she'll be back home with you all soon.
we are on our way back from Paris just left the Ferry. I don't like to announce to the world that I'm leaving my house empty. Specially as we've had a spate of buggleries around our street lately. You never know who's watching on the WWW.
we must have passed Podds on her way home on Monday. One more day and we would have bumped into one another at the Arc DeTriumph! That would have been a blast. Gotta go - back later
To clarify ... The FGO was ok with the thunder, it was the golf ball sized hailstones landing on the corrugated roof that wound them all up
That happened to us once Melds. we were in the school having a lesson when it started. All the horses went bananas, 'cept the lovely gentleman I was on. He just stood there and looked at the others with an "it's only weather" look on his face. The trouble was, some of the hailstones had broken through the roof and were hitting the horses.
I had golf ball sized dents on the roof of my car that day!
We've had a hot, if sticky, but dry day here. I've been out for a bit of a trot, the first in living memory, unfortunately, my feet didn't like me for it. I have some mild PF on one foot and hallux rigidus on the other. I'm going to have to see a podiatrist I think otherwise even walking is going to be a challenge in time.
Rooting and pompompoming for Podds and her mates, a worthy cause that will melt the miles away.
If someone gave me a gift of a lottery ticket and it won a significant amount, I would certainly share some of it with the giver, unless they told me to - then all I would give them is the sight of me swanning off with my winnings
Chuggs at the mention of 19th century underwear you would have thought that Mr C would have been calling for something more than mere coffee
Kieran is not rushing any to find the OH if you notice !
I went to most of mine - well, I missed out on one nursing presentation because I was in hospital at the time - inpatient not working.
I went to the rest though, one nursing and three graduations. I sat through and accepted my awards with "If they could see me now" going through my head. There were a few people who never thought I would amount to much, including a careers teacher who told me not to be so silly when I told her I wanted to be a nurse and found me a job in Woolworth! So I was not going to miss out on something that I wasn't supposed to have been good enough for - and when I was up on stage as a lecturer seeing my students get what they had worked so hard for, that was indescribable.
It was my sons graduations that I found most emotional though, particularly RAF son because I know how hard he had to work to get there.
Anyway, that's enough of me.
It's been a fab day, I'm glad you were able to make the most of it Snaily - good news if the family move closer, really good news.
Nice one Daffs, how nice to get some positive feedback for what you do, I love music and have a smattering of knowledge, I can play simple tunes on my joanna, but would love to be able to really play something well, it must be so therapeutic, and something of a buzz when you play in public and people like it.
bare foot on toy cars is not so bad DL - wait till he gets the lego out
'tis indeed a warm one - long may it last, but I don't think so
To be honest, I think that on these school trip days, if the child doesn't want to go, there's nothing wrong with them staying home, they would just be bored in school with nothing to do, it would be like punishment for them making a reasonable choice IMO.
I think that this fining parents for kids not being in school is a tricky one! Sometimes it does no harm and can actually enforce family values. We took our children out for a week on rare occasions because we were both working and could not get time off work during school holidays. On the other hand perpetual offenders need taking in hand somehow.