I went into Middleton this morning for a few bits and a new T-shirt and pumps for Thomas. He went to the swimming gala in his PE kit yesterday and somewhere between going and coming home half his stuff has gone missing. He's relieved the gala is over but said if nobody else will do it next year, he'd put his name down again. But "only if I really have to".
I also bought my first daffodils of the year. I love these flowers. The colour, the smell and the promise of spring and warmer weather around the corner. Even though there's a way to go yet, it's nice to look at them and think "not long now".
Amy is in the middle of her GCSE mocks. This week she has maths, science and geography. She's really knuckling down to it and there are notes pinned all over her bedroom walls. While I was in Wilko I treated her to a few bits. She loves stationery and if you have to revise you might as well do it using nice things.
I've booked the dogs into the kennels, sorted out our travel insurance and made an appointment for Amy to have her eyes tested next Friday. I was talking to her last night and could see her glasses needed cleaning so I did them for her but discovered there are 2 scuff marks across both lenses which could be why she can't see!
I had my first flute lesson and really enjoyed it. It was only for 30 minutes but I managed to learn B, A and G, how to hold the instrument properly and how to 'blow' correctly, although if Mum's face was anything to go by I've still to master this technique. I've been sent home with 3 pieces of music which I'm looking forward to having a go at this week. My niece/teacher is only 12 but she's done her grade 4 exam, is part of a youth orchestra, has loads of patience and plays her flute beautifully, so I'm in good hands.
Before I went I cooked a chicken, prepared some filling and rustled up a salad for fajitas. I wanted to be able to just walk in, heat something up and tea be on the table sooner rather than later, and this seemed to fit the bill.
Me and Mark went to see Joan tonight. She's looking as well as ever. We just had half an hour with her, there's nothing much conversation wise to be had but she likes it when we put a small pile of sweets on her table. Her little eyes light up and she loves choosing which one to have next. They're all caramels (no idea how she chews them, but she does), so the half dozen we give her pretty much take up the visit.
Right, off to blow a few notes now, (in my dreams).