This week has dragged slowly, but we’re getting closer to Christmas, and there’s lots of talk of Christmas lunches and meet ups. Oh, and a lot of rain.
On Sunday N decided we needed to go to Decathlon because he wanted to check out the archery sets in preparation for his Christmas list. We ended up at the Milton Keynes one because the A34 near Oxford has roadworks and we didn’t want to sit in that traffic. We also popped into Smyths so I could get some Christmas presents ticked off the list and N could come up with some ideas for his own list if family ask. Go kart, roller skates and Gravitrax add ons.
Monday was just another day at work and school. He does multisports club after school which is really random. Dodgeball is the most normal, but they also play things like Norwegian Longball, whatever that might be!
On Tuesday N had their catchment secondary school partnership cross country. His aim was to do better than his 37th last year and come 30th. It didn’t quite happen like that, according to him for a variety of reasons. He ended up 38th which he was disappointed about, and angry for things that didn’t work out, but it’s over for another year.
Wednesday they did some planning for their graffiti topic and their tags they’re designing. N says it’s worth not being in the Christmas performance so he doesn’t have to rehearse for 2 hours. He’d rather do art and comprehension.
On Thursday, our patio was covered in about 10 cm of rainwater run off from the hill behind, and the roads weren’t great. Quite a few schools in other villages and the town were closed due to flooding, but round our way it all eased off by the afternoon. I was meant to be meeting a former colleague for lunch but she wasn’t coming to town as planned so we had to cancel.
Friday was Children in Need day at school. N wasn’t impressed with the decision made by School Council to suggest odd socks and wear 1 item of school uniform with non-uniform. The night before he was insisting he would be wearing school uniform. He did change his mind by the morning though. Tennis was in the rain. Starting at 5pm means we arrive in darkness and the floodlights need to go on.
Saturday I had the day to myself as it was a shoot day on the farm. N was out beating for the day. I debated going to see the new Christmas film at the cinema but if he decided not to stay out at the pub afterwards, I needed to be back for him. I had an early hair appointment, then pottered around with a bit of Christmas shopping, lunch out, blogging, watching Christmas movies and treating myself to curry for tea.