It has been one hectic, productive & joyous week!!
I’m not sure if it’s a story I’ve shared here before, but a little over three years ago my Hubby was made redundant, after 30 years in the finance industry. He made the decision to take a complete change of direction & embarked on a three year, part time, teaching degree course.
I am so proud of his achievements…not only has he been studying for three years, but also working as a part time teaching assistant & taking various freelance work at all hours of the day, to ensure that the bills get paid!!!
So, on July 11th, at age 53, he will don a cap & gown for his Graduation Ceremony!! You can be sure there will plenty of photo’s to share of the event!!
We’ve also been working hard this week to get Alex’s ‘work experience’ two weeks organised! It has been a real issue as there seemed to be no local employer willing to take him, even with a teaching assistant in attendance. I can understand why, but it has been stressful!
But…the SENCO at school has been marvellous & has arranged for Alex to work within the administration dept at school, with particular involvement from the IT guys, who have already put together a sequence of programmes for Alex to work on. It is such a relief to know that he will be able to get a valuable taste of a working environment, albeit a very familiar one!
…”that’s lovely” I said “but isn’t ‘MOM’ a little American?”
“Oh Mum” he said “it’s not MOM…it’s WOW…it stands for ‘World Of Warcraft!”…Silly Me!! It’s obvious really isn’t it?!! I guess I should have known!!!
Anyway…Whatever!!…I think he’s made a good job of it!!
Also this week I’ve been up & down the loft ladder more times than I can count! I’ve cleared a space (mainly by relegating to the tip a load of empty cardboard boxes that Hubby always thinks may just come in handy!!) large enough to work in, sorting through our accumulated ‘Stuff’…mainly with a view to listing on eBay or car-booting! But now at least my scrap room isn’t piled high with said stuff!
Some time ago, we laid some slabs & put up some posts & trellis & that was how it stayed…project incomplete!
Over time the trellis fell apart, so something had to be done!!
Yesterday, while I was at work, Hubby attached a reed screen around the two open sides, & today I have removed a strip of turf (established turf & very stubborn!!) & laid gravel up to the slabs to make a standing for two very old but much loved terracotta troughs! I’ve planted them up with Nicotina & Busy Lizzies & now the whole area is much easier on the eye!
I can tell you it was very warm work…but on the plus side I’ve topped my holiday tan up very nicely! We are now waiting for the promised thunderstorm to commence! It is so hot & humid & it will be bliss to have some rainfall to take the temperature down a notch or two!
I’ll leave you with a new sign I have above my computer desk in my scrap room…it says it all really…..
I’m working overtime for the next two days, & the boys are off school on Thursday, owing to teachers industrial action, so this week will be gone in a flash! Can you believe it’s the 1st July on Friday?!!!! I’ll be back then with some creativity to share!
Thanks for stopping by & I wish you all a great week! :)