Wednesday, 29 October 2014

In which I re-enter the world of blogging.

It's been a while hasn't it? Stuff has been going on - Miss M has had a birthday, I have started studying again (I'm going to finish the Open University degree I started before the kids came along), and, er, I dunno what else. It's just all seemed rather busy recently. Mostly the studying really - I've just been figuring out the best times to fit it in. My plan is to stay a week ahead with it at all times so that when things like the school October holidays and Important Eighth Birthdays happen and I get no studying done whatsoever I'm not losing way.

This year I left booking the cattery too late and it was completely booked up so it wasn't possible for us all to go up to see my parents in the October break.  In the end the kids and I took the train up and left My Beloved with the cats, giving them a bit of peace and quiet to watch zombie films or whatever it is they do when we're not around.

We had a lovely time in the not so frozen north. Miss M and I even went paddling in the burn up in the hills (very 'refreshing' - euphemism for 'a bit chilly'), and the Boy accidentally went paddling when he fell in the Spey. Fortunately it was a) slow-moving at that point, b) shallow, so all he got were wet feet, and his socks and trainers dried in no time next to my parents' wood-burning stove. Bliss... (the stove, not the wet trainers).


Skip Bruce said...

I approve of this post! This comment written whilst sitting in front of the aforementioned wood-burning stove...

Mrs. Micawber said...

Is it awful to say I hadn't noticed you were gone? My blogreading has been horribly hit-or-miss for some months due to a similar busyness. (I don't know what made me think I could add an Aged P to my schedule without something else giving way....)

Happy Birthday to Miss M. The not so frozen North sounds lovely!

Peeriemoot said...

No, it's not awful Mrs M :-). I've hardly been reading blogs for the last month or so, and I'm feeling really out of touch. It's been a bit weird. It's odd isn't it? I need to have a catch-up blogreading binge very soon!

I hope your Aged P situation is settling down.