Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Mid week chatter
I'm enjoying my week off so far, it's been a fair few years since I've been able to have a week just for me. Even the skirting boards have been dusted & I have a few days to go yet before I return to work.
I have lots of crafty projects to keep me going & the garden of course but I'm not really used to this relaxing lark so it's taking some getting used to!
We had planned to attend the Chester Duck Race on Saturday but Harry has thrown a spanner in the works shall we say. My 13 year old soon to be 14 years old & my youngest child therefore the baby of the family if you don't include the dog has really got me thinking. He casually brought up this morning over breakfast the possibility of him catching the train with some friends to go swimming. I never had this issue with Rob who I swear was actually born an adult so this new on his way to becoming a young adult youngest child of mine - well he's causing me some issues.
Mike & I like to provide an united front if you will, all questions are considered evaluated & answered the best we can. We never say no straight away but quite frankly this parenting lark is hard - when do you let go? Not now of course he is too young but I need to make a proper decision over this one & while privately hoping the whole train & swimming plan will be abandoned I need to have it sorted in my head.
Incidentally its a straight forward train journey , he has a mobile phone, a bank account & a good group of friends. Unfortunately the chosen swimming baths is not close to the station to ease my mind. I immediately offered the use of Mike to take some of them but it poses two problems, only so many kids can fit in the car & I'd hate for any to feel left out. Also the issue of Harry will need to used to public transport anyway at some point. Decisions, decisions!
Anyway I received this rather lovely parcel in the post on Monday courtesy of a lovely generous give-away from Pam who blogs over at A New Life in Wales
It was a lovely bundle full of crafty items. The bag is stuffed full of yarn ready for a CAL I'm taking part in next week & the zipped pouch has some hooks & scissors ready in the bag too! The owl pin cushion is sat with Aesop & the other items have been stashed in my craft box ready to be put to good use. Thank you Pam it was a delight to open.
And my simple granny square blanket I'm still working on, I rather happily have another row of squares to attach!
So there you go pondering & projects
Take care all xx