Allotment Diary

Friday, 19 October 2012

As busy as a busy thing

What a week its been, K has had Kidney stones so has been poorly, D is really tired from hard work at school and C has been doing all manners of things at school.

K = he didn't drink enough water for a couple of days and that results in Kidney Stones - they were bad this time, very bad and he was in a lot of pain, they went, eventually and it took him a couple of days to get over it but he's ok now.

D = D has been working very hard at school, the school sets work that is above National Curriculum Levels and its showing, poor lad, he's in the top set for Maths, Reading, English and Spelling, he has to work very hard, half term is a week late this year so instead of finishing school today and having a week off he's still got another week to go!

C = We are busy looking at other schools for C as she finishes her current school in July and has to move on somewhere else for year 9. The schools we have looked at [with 2 exceptions] have been out of this world but and its a big but we won't get in as there are waiting lists 2 years long and she will be bottom of the list as we are out of catchment area so we are looking at the local Secondary School on Monday morning. Its not the best school but as its the only one she will get into it'll have to do. The other schools were newish and it shows in comparison to the local one, they all have lovely white, spacious rooms, up to date technology, fantastic libraries etc and the local one doesn't really compete with them. Its so unfair that a good school for your children comes down to where you live and not about who you are or what you could achieve given the chance.

I've bought myself a new book - Stitch by Stitch as recommended by Jo on her blog [hope that link works] I bought it from the Book People for £3.99 [free delivery code XMAS262 - runs out soon] Brilliant book for people like me who want to do crafty things but need step by step instructions because I'm a late starter to all this crafting malarkey lol. Its my favourite book at the moment and I'm loving reading it again and again, I'll try several projects from it :]]

Tomorrow is Saturday and the day will be spent with D at home as he's too tired to go to his Dads where C will be, K is working on a late shift, my days plan is to do some housework, washing and ironing as on Sunday we have to go to a Football Match - C has homework that involves her watching a match and writing a report on it, oh the things we have to do for our children lol

1 comment:

  1. I hope K's feeling better, I've heard that kidney stones are really painful. School catchment areas are a real minefield. We're lucky that we live close to really good schools, but it puts the house prices up. If they don't get you in one way, they get you in another. When I went to school we had primary, middle and high schools, changing at ages 9 and 13. I prefer it how they do it here, with one change at age 11. Thank you for the link. I'm pleased that you like the book. There's lots of projects that I'd like to attempt. The sewing projects are just at my level, I'm not very good with a needle and thread, but I may give some a go. Thanks for the code too, I'll definitely use it as there's a few things I'd like to order.