Thursday, 4 September 2014

Back To School

Not only was yesterday back to school for the boys but for me too as I attended a course in Manchester.

Unfortunately it wasn’t a writing course, that would have been much more fun, but was a fundraising course for work.

It was an early start, leaving the house at 7.30, and making sure that both the boys were up and ready for school before I left, and a bit of shock to the system.  But it was a lovely day, typical that the weather has turned so warm and dry now that school is back.

I had a lovely hour on the train reading and writing, a rare bit of peace with no interruptions from email and technology.  I love train journeys, they are like being in your own special bubble.

The course itself was very intense, lasting from 9.30 – 4.30 and by the end of it I felt as though my brain was in complete overload.  I’m just not used to studying so hard anymore and I felt complete sympathy for the boys being in school all day, I’d forgotten how tough it can be.

I met some lovely people though and even one who only lives round the corner from me so I hope that we will keep in touch and be able to help each other in our jobs.  A small world hey?

By the time I got home it was gone 6, and my husband took us all to the pub for tea.  A lovely end to a long, hard day.


  1. It is so sad when the holidays come to an end. Ours didn't go back till the 4th.

    Your train journey sounds lovely and your tea in the pub :-) x

  2. I'm afraid I was jumping for joy when the kids went back to school but perhaps the difference between children and grandchildren! Had a lovely day full of peace and quiet on Thursday with them all at school and work and even managed to get some writing done!

    1. I used to feel the same with my kids - my husband says it's because I'm a control freak and don't like having to be in a particular place at a particular time!! The cheek of it, but probably a little bit true ;-) x