Here's a few pictures of my baskets and pots at the back of the house. I'm really pleased with them this time. Normally the plants look weak and feeble - this year they are surprisingly happy and strong. I suspect that the fairly constant rain has something to do with their success!
Thank you to everyone who left lovely and supportive comments on my last post. I read everything that you wrote several times and it helped me immensely (especially when members of my family were being less kind!). After a few days of uncertainty and roller-coaster emotions, Mark's consultant has now decided that he wants to hold back for a little before the next operation. His rationale is that he wants Mark's face to heal as much as possible. It's difficult because Mark had talked himself into the correct mindset for having the next operation. Uncertainty is suprisingly exhausting!
The end of term is grinding on.... Year 8 are performing the outcomes of their Tribute Band project for the next two mornings (6 hours of live Music in two lots of three-hour sessions). There are approaching 80 Bands/Vocal groups from the whole year group. Every child gets up on stage and performs. It's rather crazy - but a lovely way to end the course. Confident pupils will work with backing tracks or live music, while less experienced pupils sing/play along with the full version of the song. The focus is on developing performance experience plus all the personal organisation that comes with the rehearsal process. I tend to be completely mangled by sympathetic nerves!
Friday is the day that all the 'nice' Year 7s, Year 8s and Year 9s are shipped off to the West Midland Safari Park, Drayton Manor and Alton Towers. I normally go to Alton Towers but this year I've elected to stay at school - largely because my foot is still uncomfortable and not great at walking distances. I've yet to find out what I'll be doing with the 'interesting' characters that have been left behind. At least I'll be able to make a quick getaway at the end of the day. For the first time in a very long time, Mark and I are going away for the weekend. We are REALLY excited....!
Term ends on the 20th July... "So near and yet so far...."!