Christmas, family and Emma Bridgewater

So as the mini whites enjoy their Christmas gifts I have time to stop and take stock. It’s been a very busy term for me although I really do live my job. I have notched up 3 parents evenings, 2 open evenings, not as many gym sessions as I should have, 2 weeks of being ill (including 1 day where I actually couldn’t get out of bed so did not go to school), 2 nativities, 1 weeks away in Norfolk, approx 70 early morning dog walks, numerous disagreements no scrap that arguments with eldest child re getting homework done, used up several red and green pens, many bottles of prosecco and hours of laughing with family and friends to name just a few things. I was truly spoilt this Christmas mainly with new Emma Bridgewater gifts but with a hint of Pandora and Maria Carey MAC lipgloss (I had almost bought it when shopping with my good friend but didn’t …. but she surprised me with it on Christmas Day). 

Looking forward to 2017 I want to try and slow down a little. Enjoy just being with my boys and family. My father is in the process of being diagnosed with dementia so I want to make sure the boys have lots of happy memories with him. Next year we will celebrate 15 years of marriage, and 23 years of being together, so time to devote to our relationship too. Next year will also see my youngest leave his infant school and the start of us looking and applying for eldest secondary school place. All in all next year is going to be a fantastic year and even better than 2016. So for how I wish you restful new year.