With the excitement of her residential well and truly over, the hunt for the perfect secondary school has started for Eliza and our first couple of open days.
My car has been giving me trouble this week, needing an AA call out and three new tyres. Fingers crossed it passes its MOT next week as I cannot afford any more issues.
I have also been poorly this week with a bad cold and cough. Thankfully not COVID related, but it has left me feeling wiped out.
Here is our week:
Sunday 19th September
Over the summer I promised the kids I would take them to the fair, but we never quite made it. Thankfully I spotted it setting up close to where I work, so I took the kids for a surprise visit.
Unfortunately, it was only half the fair we had seen over the summer, but thankfully the kids got to do most of the rides they wanted to try.
Some slightly calmer than others!
Monday 20th September
The weather has been glorious, it doesn’t feel like the beginning of Autumn.
We took Lilah for a walk around the Sang whilst the kids were at school. She has a slight obsession with picking up stones, so enjoyed throwing them into the river to make a splash.
Tuesday 21st September
My husband and I were actually day off together, so we made the most of our few hours of peace. Our first stop was the Flamingo Cafe for breakfast.
My pancakes were amazing, but my husband’s cooked breakfast was apparently the best he has ever had.
Because the weather was so glorious, we decided to head to the beach for a walk.
Wednesday 22nd September
Back to work for me and a swimming day for Sebby. My car didn’t feel right driving home and I discovered I had a puncture in a rear tyre.
We tried re-inflating it but you could hear the air coming straight back out, so I put a call out to a mobile tyre fitter who promised they would be out first thing.
Thursday 23rd September
Thursday was a BAD day for me. My tyre could not be repaired and on inspecting my car, I discovered the technician informed me that I needed three replaced and the fourth was starting to deteriorate. It’s my MOT this weekend, so I had to replace them.
I then broke down when picking Isaac up from school – not my day at all!!
Thankfully it was a blip and I managed to get Eliza to her secondary school open day in the evening. She loved it so much, we stayed until the very end.
It is the same school that Isaac is at, but they have changed the catchment, so fingers crossed she gets in.
Friday 24th September
A work day for me and a bit of a chaotic one thanks to the press. There is no fuel shortage, but the press have made a mountain out of a molehill with a few Esso garages out of fuel thanks to a driver shortage – cue panic buying at garages across the country.
All our local stores ran out by 3pm!
Saturday 25th September
Another day of panic buying. I had to take Eliza for her grammar test at 8am and got stuck in traffic queuing at a petrol station. Thankfully we made it just in time!
It is now a waiting game to see how she did, although she has already decided she wants to go to the same school as Isaac.
How was your week?