It was PJ day for Thomas for Children in Need. I wish PJ's were official school uniform, colour co-ordinated of course. It's so much easier than messing with buttons, zips and ties first thing in the morning. Personally, I love my PJ's and can think better when I'm wearing them, so I'm sure it would be good from a learning point of view as well. The certificate is for his dragon project. Another year group had to vote for the 'best' and they chose Thomas and a girl as joint first winners.
Tonight he brought home his Christmas raffle tickets and Christmas cards that he'd designed. The school send home 6 tickets and they're 20p each or £1 for the 6. A general question for all parents and teachers - are we getting a good deal in Middleton or is 20p a ticket pretty standard in schools?
I've done a bit more Christmas shopping. The butterfly kit is for my niece and the table tennis set is for Thomas. We spent hours playing ping pong on our dining room table when we were little. The whole family got into it and we usually had some tournament or other going on. The advent candle was the bargain of the day at only 99p. I've been looking everywhere for one but they're hard to come by and the ones I've found on line are at least £5 + postage, too much for me to burn away I'm afraid. I also want a proper Advent Calendar with a traditional Nativity scene and a verse behind each window. I can't find one of those in the shops either which pretty much sums up what Christmas isn't about in the commercial world! I think I'm going to have to order that on line.
Amy is going to live with Grandma this weekend, (my Mum, not with Joan in the care home!) She has mocks next week so wants to revise there as it's quieter. I know what she means. It's not that we're a noisy, mad household as such, it's just that when you walk into my Mums you're hit by a sense of calm and tranquillity. She's coming home tomorrow for an hour though to have a break from the books and help make the Christmas cake.
And I'm suffering for eating a piece of apple pie. I knew I would. Since the HA certain foods give me terrible indigestion/heartburn and pastry is one of them. I've been on the Rennies today but no doubt I shall self inflict again at some point over the weekend. But I'm a tough northern lass so I can handle it!