The half term is finally and blissfully upon us. Yay! A good week has passed by and I have accepted the fact that British Summer Time is most definitely over but I can't say I feel any better for it. Pea and I hit the gym this week in an attempt to keep up our exercise levels over the darker months. I can honestly say, pounding away on a treadmill for half and hour is sheer torture. Give me the open countryside every time. And it's free. However, I did feel better for it afterwards and went home in a lighter frame of mind. I have dancing to look forward tomorrow night and plenty going on for the rest of the week. The nights are drawing in rapidly and the wind has stripped the leaves from the trees. Winter is approaching; time to hunker down.
Pea has had an eventful week. She recently filled in her UCAS applications for the university courses she is interested in and heard back this week that she has been accepted on all five. The timing was perfect as Bangor Uni held an open day yesterday, so Pea and I drove off leaving the boys to fester in their pyjamas.
Bangor is only half an hour away, so we are very lucky to be able to fit it into the day easily. I also knew where I was going, which is half the battle. I did however ignore the sign directing us to the parking area, which is most unlike me. Usually I obey every rule, but lately I am finding a rebellious streak making itself known, much to my surprise. Maybe it has always been there, lying in wait for the perfect opportunity to spring up and shock me. Who knows? Anyway, we arrived in plenty of time, parked the car and found our way to the main building. There were hundreds of teenagers and their parents, all looking slightly miffed at the enormity of the event that would be taking place in all our lives in less than a year. We attended presentations, went on tours of the School of Biological Sciences where Pea will be studying and had a bus ride to view the accommodation on offer. It was all extremely pleasing. Pea will have an amazing time there and I am so fortunate knowing she is but a short distance away, having the time of her life.
This morning the weather is matching the mood. The wind is blowing down the chimney making us all want to stay in and eat comforting food. There is a coffee and walnut cake...
Relax and enjoy your day and thank you for reading. xxx