Thursday, 21 April 2016

Awards Evening

Couldn't resist these today. Red roses tinged with yellow. Two of my favourite colours.
The weather has been gorgeous again so I've been out planting up some more bulbs and and this pelagornium. Will pop a few more in the trolley next week. I love them and they're great for filling spaces in between the bigger pots.
Tonight we went to an Awards Evening for Amy. She was one of the chosen few to be invited and had no idea what it was for. They don't tell the students until they get there. It didn't start til 7pm and to quote her "I've got to stay in uniform so it'd better be for something academic and nothing as lame as 'always tries her hardest'. She received the English Literature Award.
Had to laugh last night. Thomas came into the bedroom and said "I'm worried about the worry stone. We're not allowed to put our hands in our pockets at school so I won't be able to do it". Mark said by the time he's got a worry stone for the worry stone for the  worry stone he'll be carrying a sack of rocks around with him.

And finally along with thousands of others I'd like to wish our lovely Queen a very "Happy Birthday". I think she's marvellous and I love our Royal Family, the main players that is. I was thinking with 3 male heirs to the throne it'll be many many years before another Queen reigns over us. And maybe that's no bad thing. Whoever she is will certainly have a lot to live up to. 



xxx

12 comments:

  1. those roses are stunning! Absolutely stunning.

    Well done to Amy on the award. Oh, Thomas! He really will end up with a sack of worry rocks!

    Totally cold here today. I can't help it, I love our bonkers weather. And I love that it's going to get even colder over the weekend. Hurrah. Can stay cosy and cook some stodge :O)

    I love Queenie. I'd let her come round for a cuppa and slice of cake. Tomorrow my Grandad would have turned 90. He was almost the same day as the Queen, but not quite. He also didn't make it as long as her, he died in his late 60's.

    Have a lovely evening. xx

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    1. They are lovely aren't they. £2 for 11 - what a bargain. Amy was really pleased it was for English Lit rather than some 'made up' nicety. As I said to MMC there's nothing wrong with those kind of awards but maybe not when you're 16 lol.

      Mark keeps telling me there's snow on the way but I refuse to believe him. I've quite gotten into the spirit of sitting out in the afternoon sewing or knitting.

      Queenie is great isn't she. The grand old age of 90 seems to be quite normal these days. It's sad when people leave us before we think they should. Dad was 47 and I have this weird thing that anybody who gets past that age has done well, yet even 50's, 60's and 70's seems too young to pass away these days. xx

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  2. p.s forgot to say. No bouncing today, Violet was back at school. I tried to have a bounce but it wasn't as much fun without her nearby! And it was cold! xxx

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    1. I totally understand it not being as much fun on your own. Glad to hear Violet is back in school as well. xx

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    1. Thanks MMC. I should clarify there's nothing wrong with a 'tries her best' award but perhaps not when you're 16 and about to leave school! She was really pleased it was for English Lit, it's her favourite subject and she's taking it at A Level. xx

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  4. Lovely roses :-)
    Well done Amy! Well done proud parents! My HG says there's snow on the way at the weekend, but as I'm sat here nursing sunburnt arms from where I avidly read my unputdownable book, I am doubtful!

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    1. Thanks Rachel. It was a proud parent moment. I can't believe it's the last event of her school years that we'll ever go to :( although it was nice to go out on a high :)

      I point blank refuse to believe the snow rumour. It's just malicious gossip. I want to continue sitting in the garden in the afternoons doing my quilting or knitting.

      Ouch to your sunburnt arms! I could feel my legs burning yesterday and kept having to come inside for a cool down. xx

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  5. Congratulations to your daughter on her award! Definitely a proud parent moment! :)

    Poor Thomas! He has my sympathies. School rules are something to take into account. Would he even be allowed to bring a stone to school?

    Those roses are beautiful! Such lovely colors.

    I join you in wishing a happy birthday to the Queen. Such a remarkable person!

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    1. Thank you Bless. It was a lovely ceremony and all the more special because it's the last school event we'll ever go to for her.

      Yes, he'd definitely be allowed to take the stone in, if we spoke to the teacher, they're very understanding. Another little boy has a stress ball that he carries around with him. One of the problems Thomas has is rules. He has to follow them to the letter and the headteacher doesn't allow boys to walk around with their hands in their pockets, so the problem for Thomas is he'd be breaking the rules if he put his hands in his pockets to feel it. He's hard work sometimes, but we're used to him haha. xx

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  6. The roses are beautiful Suzanne. I'm not normally a fan of them but the colours are gorgeous. Huge congratulations to Amy. You must be one proud mama. I once got a letter home that a reward was just missed out on - go figure. That seemed a bit "look at what you could have won". She has done very well. I had to laugh at the thought of Thomas with all the rocks. Bless him. X

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    1. They are lovely aren't they. The only problem is the roses from Lidl don't seem to have much of a scent. A lady a few doors up the road has roses in her garden and when you walk past you just get that old fashioned rose smell. It's lovely.

      What a strange letter to receive about the award, what was the point of that, unless it was to encourage them to try a bit harder?

      When Mark said about the rocks I laughed as well. I had visions of him dragging a sack of them behind him constantly checking to see if they were there. Bless him. I love him and his quirkiness to bits. xx

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