Sunday, 7 September 2014

Back to School

So this week is back to school and back to reality with a bump! 

We spent a lovely week on the island of Rhodes last week (post and pictures to follow) soaking up the sun, and swimming in the pool every day. The kids had a fantastic time. The highlight for me was not having to do any cooking for the whole week - bliss!!

Leaving a holiday until the last week of Summer is great in theory as you have something to look forward to, and it is typically a quieter time to travel. However, it also means that as soon as the holiday finishes, you are straight back into the swing of things.

We arrived back in the early hours of the morning to a dark and freezing cold England, and then had a couple of days at home before school started. Eldest started in Year Three - Juniors for her, and youngest in Year One, leaving Reception and the early years behind. I'm sure that this school year will bring a fresh set of challenges and highs and lows.

Having the girls back at school has been lovely as they were ready to go back and see their friends, and I was ready to get back to working properly in the daytime. The house has seemed a little quieter and less chaotic this week! However, it is also bitter sweet as we had such a lovely summer together doing lots of fun things, and now, I lose them back to school five days a week, and the weekly Mum's Taxi Service starts up again. I don't know if anyone else finds this - but it's the Taxi Service to After School Clubs I find more stressful than anything else.

Roll on the Christmas holidays. I already can't wait!!

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