Sunday, 14 September 2008

Time Out

Well, I'm back in the saddle (so to speak) for a few days and then I'm off again.

Had a great time last weekend with two of our grand-daughters, and all went well with the sleepover! Drove up to Stratford upon Avon last Sunday morning to stay until Friday, the main purpose being to meet youngest grand-daughter from school each day. It was her second week and she is doing part time only for three weeks. Last week it was mornings from 9 am to 12 noon. She looked so tiny in her uniform, even beside her classmates (she was 4 at the end of April). She has been used to going to nursery, now absolutely loves school and can't wait for next week (week 3) when she will be staying for school dinners!! After that she will be full time and we joke that she will probably be running the school by Christmas.

I drove home on Friday night in torrential rain, the journey took me about an hour longer than usual due to (a) flooded road in Stratford and (b) traffic jams near Bristol. I do not like motorway driving at the best of times so was glad to get back indoors.

And now I have a busy few days ahead preparing for my forthcoming trip to Australia on 17 September, accompanied by my 86 year old mother. This is my first post since last weekend and I may get one more in before I go. Have quite a long list of 'must do' jobs to get through. Not only do I have to sort out the home front but I will have to do quite a lot for mum to get her ready in time.

And when I 'blogged in' this morning I found an award awaiting me from Denise at

Thank you so much Denise, it was a lovely surprise and I really appreciate it.


Lindsay said...

Have a super time in Australia - my brother lives near Melbourne and is coming over here in November for a couple of weeks.

Can you post from abroad in Australia? If so - I will look forward to your adventures. Good luck.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

thank you Lindsay - hope your brother has a good trip also. How long since you have seen him?

Not sure about posting whilst I am away - will be looking into it.

A x

Fern said...

Congrats on your very well deserved award, actually I returned the favour and gave you one too but thought you probably wouldn't see it until you got back!

Have a safe journey and a wonderful time in Australia, just in time for Spring, lucky things!

Denise said...

Hello Anne, so glad you enjoyed the award. You richly deserve it. The tale of your little granddaughter in her school uniform sounded so sweet but your journey back well, not so good. I am excited for you and your trip to Australia. How I would love to go there one day. If I don't get a chance to say so before you leave, happy traveling, happy holiday. Can't wait to hear all about it when you have the time to post.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Fern - thank you for your comments and for the award also. Another surprise, how lovely, I will pop over and pick it up - hopefully I will have time before I go.

A x

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Denise - again, thank you for your kind comments. I am sure you would like Australia, and Adelaide itself (where I am going) is a lovely city. I will try to post sometime during my hols but if not, see you when I get back!

A x