Monday, 20 July 2015

Will this term ever end??

Hello folks, 

I've had an AMAZING week- one of the BEST days of my whole life- watching my  daughter Graduate-  topped off with a wonderful weekend away in York. The first child free break we've ever taken! The boy is 18 and although he was left with a full freezer and an emergency £20 note, I was still a bit fretful!! How people can go away without their children is beyond me! I'm not being Judgey Mcjudge here, just my opinion! 
I'll be back with photos galore! Just got the small matter of another two sodding days at school to get through! 

I've also got ALL of your blogs to catch up and comment on. That's my bedtime reading tonight sorted! 

Bye for now 
Love from 
Rachel *Spent £10 in the old fashioned sweet shop in Skipton on Sunday!!!!* Radiostar xx

15 comments:

  1. Hope the last wo days go well and happily. Many congratulations to your daughter on her achievement too - fantastic.
    J x

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    1. Thank you Joy! The last two days went incredibly fast and I actually went into work yesterday morning to get things finished off!!

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  2. Hi Rachel, I'm sat here catching up with blogs as well before bracing myself for whatever this week brings! Looking forward to seeing some graduation pictures, glad you had a lovely day. We've been away overnight without Amy when she was younger, Tom and Joan would look after her. But we've never been away on our own since Thomas was born and that's coming up for 10 years now. Mind you, I think I will worry more when they are older and able to be left on their own. Hope the next 2 days fly by. xx

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    1. Hey Suzanne, I'm getting round to doing a post shortly! Much to do housework wise first!

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  3. Our lot never wanted to holiday with us once they got to 16. we were much too boring. Thankfully never came home to any disasters or dead animals, just heaps of washing up and mucky floors.
    Hope you survive your last days at school ............and what did you buy with the £10 in a sweet shop?

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    1. About £3 on pick n mix - pink n white chocolate mice, dazzles - those white chocolate buttons with hundreds and thousands on, jelly worms, dolly mixtures etc - trying to remember because they've all gone lol and sooo much other sweet stuff - I'm ashamed!!

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  4. Isn't it emotional seeing your child graduate, hopefully I will have another one in 6/7 years I shall prepare myself better then! Glad you had a lovely weekend away I don't like leaving my kids either, booking a holiday for next summer is proving fun 'What do you mean you don't want to come, you'll only be 22?' I hope you get through the next couple of days without too much of a struggle! x

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    1. I was actually blown away with the amount of emotion I felt Jo. It took 'proud' to a whole new level!

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  5. Pear drops...pineapple chunks...dolly mixtures...flying saucers...dib dabs...parma violets...we need to know!
    Jane x

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    1. Torpedoes, licorice Rock, sweet peanuts, pick n mix, Reece's pieces, rhubarb n custards, giant cola bottles.....

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  6. Well done on being brave and leaving your home in charge of an 18 year old boy :o) York is such a lovely place to visit. I now want to go and buy sweets at an old fashioned sweet shop xx

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    1. The house was cleaner and tidier than when we left! I know nothing untoward happened as his bossy boots sister came back!

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  7. I've been doing a countdown on Violet's sandwich in her packed lunch this week (don't worry, I put it in a cellophane bag and write on that, not just write on the bread in permanent marker!) with 'day 1 of 3', then 2 of 3, and today, I've decorated the bag with happy face stickers and the words 'hurrah, school hols start here', but yes, seems to have taken an age to get here.

    Mind you. I'm just enjoying my last few peaceful days, with the house staying tidy for most of it. Much as I love having her home, I can live without all her crap left absolutely EVERYWHERE, with her refusal to tidy it up. Why should I? she asks. Ooh, don't get me started!

    I'm a real helicopter mum. Not only will I not go away and leave her alone in the house, but I've already prewarned Bill that when she starts going out with her friends of an evening, he is to trail behind her at a distance in the car! ha ha ha! I'm not even joking!

    :OD

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    1. Ha ha I was a super helicopter! Some might say, stalking!! You can actually get edible marker pens!! Suffer the untidiness Sadie, it's worth it for not having to make packed lunches!!

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  8. OMG - I'm sure I was here when you were taking your daughter off to uni for the first time - doesn't seem a minute ago!!

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