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Thursday, 15 April 2010


Yesterday I waited and waited for the postman.  No sign of that letter.   Today it came and boy was it good news!   

Dear Parents
I am pleased to inform you that your son is to be admitted to this school (Abbot's Cross) in the 2010/2011 school year. I would like to welcome your child and trust that he will have many happy and beneficial experiences whilst attending our school.      I will be communicating further with you at a later date to advise you of the actual arrangements for admission.

                                                                                            Yours sincerely

I've got to say it was well worth the nerves and the long wait. I was afraid Ryan might not get into the school with the demand for places at nursery school being so high last year, I thought the same thing would happen with the primary schools in our area.     But I am thrilled to say the least , really and it is a huge milestone in my little baby's journey.

We now have a new addition to the family - Tommy the hamster!! He is a Roborovski male hamster.  I can safely say our house now ressembles a zoo.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Rain Rain Rain!!

So it's Easter Tuesday...basically we nearly had a whole week of rain.     I'd hoped for better weather for our trip up north, instead with the unpleasant forecast we were forced to cancel it...
I bought a book called 'Superfeast' by Michael Van Straten and got stuck into it.   

We visited Shaws Bridge on Sunday ( a riverside walk that is part of the Ulster Way), we walked for a good 3 - 4 miles.  By bedtime I was suffering from rheumatism.  It was quite bad but disappeared as soon as I got a good night's sleep.

Countdown to the arrival of  Ryan's letter of acceptance at primary school : 8 days to go
We are nervous.  Very nervous!

Ryan sings......