We have always avoided organised sport. Not because the kids wouldn’t love it, but because of the time that it takes out of the weekend. Recently we decided to get the girls into swim club this year. The idea being that it is on Friday night, so it doesn’t take the whole weekend, and if they can’t go one week, they don’t let a team down. The theory is good, but to be honest on Friday night I really don’t feel like heading back into town to spend an hour and a half at the swimming pool. What makes it even less appealing is that the club is full of kids I teach…. just who I want to spend my Friday nights with.
This weekend Hannah and I are heading to the bigger town nearby to serve Devonshire teas (scones with jam and cream, and tea or coffee). There is a big festival in town, and the school P&C is running the tea rooms in the CWA (Country Womens Association) hall. It is everything you imagine a CWA room to be, right down to the 1950’s crockery and tea towels. Looking forward to a cheeky scone with jam and cream myself!
A few days back I put out a call for names of Australian heroes who Hannah could write about. My sister later sent me a link to A Mighty Girl. It’s full of books, toys and other products for smart, confident and courageous girls. Finally somewhere that pushes the kind of role models I want for my girls – I’m looking to do some Christmas shopping there!
The countryside is browning off very quickly now. Some years it is still really green, but not much rain, and unusually warm days mean that the grasses are drying out. It means that the summer is going to be hard work.
I’m well into Christmas planning now, and I LOVE it! Country Boy tries to enforce the rule of no Christmas carols before November 18 (the day after my birthday), but I just ignore it. When I was in the mountains picking up Toby last week, I snapped up a couple of new CDs to add to the collection.