For the first week in what seems like forever I feel like things are finally coming together. Of course moving country is unsettling however you dress it up, but knowing we have a house waiting for us to move into has definitely taken the pressure off. We’ve had a week of parties, exams for the teen and lots of fun for the little one.
The 5 year old is currently at his school leaving party and the teen has just finished her last exam and has disappeared off with her friends for a few hours until I pick them up this afternoon. I should be working but instead I’m writing my #littleloves post while binge watching the last season of Reign.
Anyway enough rambling and onto this week’s #littleloves.
I picked up The Million Dollar Blog the other day – well if you can ‘pick it up’ when it’s on your kindle. It’s one of those books I’d been meaning to get around to reading since it was published and a few chapters in it’s pretty much as I expected. Having blogged since 2009, it’s unlikely it’ll be teaching me anything new, but the interviews with the likes of Paula Staines aka Guido Fawkes, Lily Pebbles and more, are certainly inspiring. I’m guilty of not having spent enough time on my blog over the years and it could certainly do with an injection of ‘something’, so I’m hoping this book will give me the kick I need once we move and things are a bit more settled.
An inroad into my packing – does that count? I’ve not really had time to make anything over the last week. But at least we’re one step closer to shipping our boxes off across the sea in just over a week, before we follow behind a week later. I can’t believe we’ve only got just over 2 weeks left here, it seems to have gone so quick. But then I guess that’s what you get when you decide to move to another country with only a month’s notice. I wouldn’t mind but it’s not the first time either. I must be mad!
This one definitely goes to my little dude this week. He graduated from ‘pre junior’ yesterday (infants or whatever it’s called these days) and he was so proud of himself at his graduation ceremony. We were due to go swimming with his class afterwards, but we had to skip it because he has got the most horrendous mosquito bites on his legs which have landed him with blood poisoning, antibiotics and steroids. Poor little thing was so looking forward to it and of course has 2 weeks left in our pool so I’m hoping they start healing soon so he can make the most of it.
It’s the last day of school today. This school year seems to have flown by, despite the ridiculously long terms, painful school runs and reams and reams of homework for the teen. Normally I’d be moaning I have 14 weeks of summer holidays to contend with, but seeing as we’re moving we now only have 10 to contend with, which actually seems like a breeze.
We’ll be spending our time soaking up the sun (well, we never know how long it’ll last once we get back to England), enjoying the pool, ferrying the kids about to see friends and visiting a few of our favourite places before we leave. And then of course we’ll be enjoying spending time with our family, getting used to our new home and exploring our new home town. It’s a completely new area to us, although the teen has visited every summer so she knows it far better than we do, so it will mean lots of exploring, but that’s all part of the adventure.
Have a great weekend whatever you get up to!