Posted: 01/10/2009 at 09:50
MM - Can't really go wrong at half price can you? I think camping is fab with kids, I'm looking forward to camping with Isabelle next year when she can participate in a few more things (wonder how long it will be before we can train her to bring us coffee in the mornings? ) Hope the haircut goes well, it's so nice to be pampered
TB - One of my mum's friends had a cat who suffered from stress and it ended up with a Prozac thingy that clicked into a power socket (like those air fresheners). Apparently it worked!
The school thing is bonkers isn't it? We are so lucky and live 400m away from one of the best primaries in the city. It doesn't have a pre-school but there is a pre-school nearby which feeds into the school. We chose our childminder on the grounds that she collects from the school and pre-school, so I haven't even considered what would happen if we didn't get in! Actually, Isabelle is already really familiar with both institutions due to doing the school run most days; she has also been to pre-school a few times as when the toddler that the CM looks after did his trial sessions at pre-school, siblings and parents were invited along too - so of course, Isabelle and CM went along instead. Apparently she loved it!Lots of ride-on toys! Secondary school is a different matter. We live in what is best described as a 'demographically mixed' area (i.e areas of supra-gentrificated boho Victoriana surrounded by council estates) so the league table postitions for the four schools in our area aren't great, but they don't tell the full story by any means. Certainly, the kids you see on the way to school are pretty well behaved and the schools all have good facilities so I guess if we're still in the same area in 10 years time it will be a bit of a beauty parade to see which we like best. Unless, of course, Isabelle gets a place by scholarship to the local private school, but I don't think we'd better count on that!
Didn't get to running club last night as MrB home late, and for some reason it was 8:00pm before I went out for my run. In old days I would have done a long run anyway, but i had lots to do at home so did a quick(ish) 5k. No chance of running tonight as I have a meet and greet evening at work with my new postgrads, so won't get home until 8 or 9ish. Running has really gone to pot this week, feel like I really need a goal but nothing really inspires me at the moment, I think as doing a race is always a bit tricky domestically. Sigh. I am meant to be doing the FRA Relays in three weeks time but don't even know which leg I'm running/how far etc. which makes planning a bit vague. Need a good long fell race to aim for I think, or even a hilly half marathon.
Sorry, self-absorbed post there! Back to work!