Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Moving On

The lovely Teresa Ashby posted about back to school
I agree that as a child I never relished the thought of going back to school, I didn’t have a big group of friends, was pretty much middle of the class academically and was no good at sport – not much to look forward to then.
As I became older I began to enjoy studying more and relished the challenge of a new academic year. 
In my last job I ran a distance learning course at a law college, so September always felt more of a New Year than January.
So now I like September.  To me, it’s a time of fresh starts – of opportunities and new beginnings.  
BUT, I do agree with Teresa about the school uniforms.  It really winds me up that the “Back to School” uniforms are on sale even before the end of the summer term.  And if that’s not bad enough, I walked into a card shop the other day to be confronted by a bank of Christmas cards!  I think the world has gone bonkers.
Today, though was a momentous occasion as my eldest started high school today.  Doesn’t he look smart in his new uniform?  Hope I can pay off that second mortgage it cost! 

I know he doesn’t look that happy in this picture, but that’s because he won’t smile for photos any more now that he has a brace – sad hey?  But he was positively bubbling up with excitement – has been packing his school bag since the weekend and got himself up and showered at 7am this morning.  Can’t see that lasting too long.
But he came back today full of enthusiasm for his new school, which I’m really pleased about because he’s not overly keen on the academic aspect of school.  Sports, not a problem but lessons – well that’s different.  But he’s a confident little soul and I’m really pleased for him.  Another milestone marked.


  1. Oh bless him, doesn't he look smart! I'm so pleased he enjoyed his first day at high school. And it will be worth it when that brace finally comes off and he can show off a beautiful smile :-)

    I'm going to take a leaf out of your book and look at September as the beginning of a new year for me too.

    As for Christmas cards.... aaargh :-) x

  2. Hi Teresa

    Thanks for the thoughts, hope you have a good 'new year'.