Hey, strangers :) Gosh, it feels like a loooong time since I've been able to sit down and do a 'normal' blog post! I've kept thinking that things would calm down and I could get back into the blogging routine, but it just hasn't happened and I think I need to accept that it possibly never will!! Hooray for Project 365 posts, they do at least mean that my blog still recognises me...
Anyway, here I am, and I do plan to get round your blogs very soon. To save what remains of my sanity though I'm going to declare another 'blog amnesty'; I'll try to visit new posts from now, rather than even attempt to catch up on the posts I've missed. That being the case, please, please tell me about any exciting and/or important news that I've missed! I'm extremely grateful to Carrie for contacting me to let me know about poor Deb's recent illness, and to Jo, Lizzie and Clair for telling me about the bloggers' weekend away in time for me to sign up! And thanks also to the lovely people who have emailed and left comments and just kept visiting while I haven't been able to return the favour. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it - I love you all! xx
In our news, The Boy is settling in well to his new school, loathing PE, but doing very well with his music. The Tomboy is working very hard and enjoying being in Year 5. The Doctor has finally slowed down a bit after working all summer and then coming home to a conference he'd organised and several weekend talks.
Me? The beginning of this year has been busier than ever, and being away for two weekends in September didn't help (though both weekends were lovely). All the rushing around and not getting enough sleep and coming into contact with new germs (classic new school year thing!) struck me down with a tummy bug last week, which I shook off pretty quickly but then I promptly picked up a nasty cold. Bleh! (And indeed snuffle and cough.) But I'm getting there! My papercrafts class for adults is running again this year (first one today, in fact) and I've got some interesting classes and some interesting new responsibilities at school.
I've been noting down my lessons for Learn Something New Every Day, too; I've been tweeting mine, but I plan to put together a mini book with all the lessons at the end of the month (didn't end up using the pretty dinky notebook, I shall save that for something else). I've also been recording something The Boy's learnt each day, and I had hoped to work on pages for his LSNED album, but my photo printer has stopped working and the problem appears to be fatal :( My to-do list therefore includes getting a new photo printer, but I can't afford that just yet :(
Speaking of lists, I'm rather behind in sharing mine for the 52 Lists in 52 Weeks project! I must get organised and photograph them and get them on here! Look out for those soon, and a LSNED round up, and a few other bits and pieces I haven't had the chance to share yet :)
And finally! Here's a little something we noticed over the summer. There were many differences between England and America, as you'd expect. Some were very big differences, but this one was very small:
Right! That's enough wittering from me :) I'm going to put the kettle on (anyone for a cuppa?), make sure I've packed everything I need for today's papercrafts class, and look forward to reading all your new posts from....... NOW! xx
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