Monthly Archives: September 2013

The End of a Magnificent Summer

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So, it’s the end of another summer and it’s been a great one! 

Lots of lovely hot sunny days spent with people I love, lots of fun days out and some pretty big changes too! 

We moved house in the middle of August, we’ve got a lovely old house with a huge kitchen and a lovely cellar that Kia has turned into a cosy bedroom for herself.

Evie has a huge double bedroom to fill with her Xbox and various other bits of geekery and as always Scott and myself have drawn the short straw and have the little bedroom, which is currently filled with boxes and boxes of craft supplies including 10 very large boxes of wool! 

We had so much help from our lovely friends and family moving house and Scott’s brilliant parents came all the way from Inverness to clean and decorate the new house before we moved in.

So we’ve been here a month and still not finished unpacking or putting up furniture…but otherwise its perfect, we’ve already had guests to stay.

Kias friend Penny came for 5 nights before heading home to Denmark and then Mica and her boyfriend Danny were here last week when they came home from Cheltenham for a few days.

Hopefully we’ll be unpacked and organised sooner rather than later as I’m planning a house warming party in a few weeks!

 

 

 Other things we’ve enjoyed this summer is a new found love of geocaching , if you not know what geocaching is…it’s a worldwide treasure hunt, looking for containers holding one times nothing more than a teeny roll of paper on which to sign your name. You get the GPS Coordinates from the official geocaching website, and use your phone with GPS enabled or another handheld GPS device  to track down the geocache, be warned if you give it a go…it’s pretty bloody addictive!

 

 

 http://www.geocaching.com/ is where to look if you’re at all intrigued by it! 

And finally to end our brilliant summer…we had lots of music recently in the form of a very very muddy weekend at LeedsFestival, I went with Kia, Evie and my little sister Hermione. Even though Evie and Hermione have been to festivals before, this was the first time they were really into the whole thing, the music, the silliness, the general festival spirit and of course the never ending MUD! 

 

We saw some amazing bands including Nine Inch Nails, Fall Out Boy, Villagers, The Lumineers, System of a Down, Green Day, Foals, Is Tropical, The 1975, Chase and Status and the absolute high point of the weekend Eminem!! 

And following closely on the heels of Leeds Festival was a musical evening at the bisque painting studio Les Cadeaux in our village with our very talented friend Kayla Kavanagh playing there, in the break between segments of her set Evie payed ‘Yellow Submarine’ with Neil the owner of Les Cadeaux and Evie’s guitar tutor, it was a wonderful night, Kayla is talented and funny and a lovely person too and seeing my little girl sat playing her guitar in front of a roomful of people was the icing on a big fat cake! 

 

 

So, we are well and truly into September now, the weather is much, much cooler already and the nights seem to have drawn in super fast.

We are back on track with our lessons and Evie has the LEA assessor coming to visit us next week.

Our current topics are The Romans for history, Australia for geography and The Solar System for science, so lots of fun coming up with those! 

That’s all for now

Emma xxx

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