Term 7 week 1

School broke up last Friday, a time of reflection, goodbyes and realising that another academic year has passed.

It’s been a very full year with many a tale to tell, but I will save those for another time 😉

These last few weeks have been so full and fraught too, so Term 7, the six week summer break will help recharge for another year.

Although I will work every week, may be not every day, this gives the opportunity to spend time on things I love and to catch up on jobs that I just can’t do working 10-13 hours a day in term time.

So in this first week, I’ve researched kitchens, assisted in Kilimanjaro essential purchasing, cooking, cleaning, painting, catching up with friends, and crossed 4 things off my work to do list ( it is very long).

The weather has been glorious, although too hot at night, and sun always makes things seem better.

Ruby has been allowed outside, and so far stays within our garden: chasing moths, bees and even a frog.

I’ve also had some time with Joseph and Georgina and sometimes your kids just amaze you with their thoughtfulness and their capacity for good! It’s difficult not to be proud of them all.

After a trip to the dentist yesterday to find out I have a shallow lower jaw, experiencing more difficulty with my cataract, it was most pleasing to be told my feet are in good condition: so dress will be from neck to ankles from now on…..

I made risotto tonight with some ingredients brought back from Borgotaro: porcini, porcini cube, and Parmesan. Delicious and a great reminder of our time there.

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