Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fishes, glasses and duct tape.

This week has been pretty hectic, after almost four years here in Canada we are heading back home to England on July 5th. Which will actually be 4 years and 4 days exactly. So, slightly belatedly probably, we are starting the arduous task of getting ready to do the move. We have had real estate agents in here this week so I've been madly trying to keep the house in order and suddenly noticing all those 'little things' around the house that I kept meaning to do - but didn't. Put them all together and the job becomes not so little. Note to self; next time just do it when you see it. Yeah, right. We had planned to reno the kitchen but never got round to it. I've always hated the the blue counter top and fishie backsplash now we needed a quick fix. I primed the tiles and painted them beige; goodbye fishies!

Then I found some cheap fabric at Ikea which seemed to tie in the white, beige and blue colours in the kitchen. The bay window in the kitchen at the back of the house is the first thing you see when you come through the front door and over looks the park; I've never really done it justice. It always felt a little under dressed. In fact we just moved in and didn't bother to do anything with it. So I set about making it a feature. I'm quite happy with the results. I like a bit of window dressing, but nothing too fussy.

I still have plenty of little jobs left to do before the photographer comes on Wednesday, but I'm feeling slightly calmer now.

Jessica is waiting to hear from 4 of her chosen Uni's but has had an offer from one already. It was conditional that she get 60% in all of her exams. She has already finished 3 of her 6 subjects all with 70-75% so things are looking great for her. I'm so proud, I can't believe my Jess will soon be off to University.

I took the 2 little ones to the optician this week. I had a feeling Max might need glasses. This was backed up by his teacher who said she'd had to bring him to the front of the class so that he could see the board and Eva who said; "why does Max pull that funny face when he's reading?". Trust Eva; Miss Tactful! So, it turns out Max has a stigmatism in both eyes. He needs glasses for reading, computer work, writing, board work, tv etc. He said he didn't want to wear glasses but he got used to the idea and got to choose them himself (with a little help from me) I think he quite likes it now. Luckily there are 3 or 4 other boys in his glass who wear glasses; I think it's considered quite cool! And now he looks just like Daddy! So handsome.

Friday was Civi Day at Max and Eva's school; they get to wear their own clothes but there's always a theme. This month was...Duct tap day!!!?? What??? This was the result...

Anyway, Max has a soccer tournament today and tomorrow. Jess and I have to go shopping for her school trip to Greece in 2 weeks and then we are going for dinner at one of Eva's school friends'. Oh, and I need a break.

Live large,

B x

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