when you are so busy making stuff for a Christmas fair, working , having a birthday, cajoling a prospective uni student, being a friend(or trying) not to mention a wife etcetera, etcetera (as Yul Brynner once said). But hey nothing bad so am not really complaining.
We have at last pressed the button on the ucas application for youngest for next year. This has been causing me oodles of stress and is what has been preoccupying my mind practically 24/7 . But its done now....in the lap of the gods.......all we need is one little offer.
Of course its even more important now that the coalition has decided that it is in all our best interests for university fees to be nearly £9k a year, meaning the average student living away from home could incur debt of £50k more or less and this from a bunch of people that in the main received free higher education. I could rant for ever but to no avail really.....just one little offer please.
On a much more positive note we had a lovely weekend in Bath staying with friends who are renovating a large house to open as a B & B. They are the most generous hosts and despite building deadlines took a couple of days out and we finally got to see the Roman baths......so much more to see than that main pool and it was a very interesting couple of hours, all moody atmosphere as the light was fading. I love anything about ancient Rome thanks to a very inspiring classics teacher at school. We also saw the wonderful Castle Coomb (we were sure it was really a film set for Harry Potter, no aerials, phone wires and wispy smoke from every chimney!) and Cirencester . Bath is the most wonderful place and if you have never been perhaps I could recommend a little B & B I know!
Lastly I wanted to share this picture with you.....isn't it fabulous ?........this, I am convinced, is the bed in the book Heidi, that the grandfather built and I so craved as a child.... Enjoy x