Monday, 22 August 2011
there's no place like home...
We've been home a week. The holiday laundry is done (and ironed - mostly). A courgette cake has been made. School shoes have been bought.
Our days are shorter as E & J seem to have longer and longer lie-ins. I always thought this would be a good thing but it's taking a little bit of getting used to. I do, however, get a few hours each day to work on whatever takes my fancy whether that's writing, crafting or drawing for college.
I've had some disappointing news on the freelance front since we came home which has made me learn not to get too excited when articles are promised and projects are mooted. But, never mind, I'm sure there will be other opportunities coming my way sometime soon. It would be nice to make a little extra cash but I've realised that I do need to focus on getting my degree. Our second year counts towards 25% of the overall marks so I need to prioritise my work there rather than paid work for a while.
Spain always felt a long way away but now it feels a long time ago too. I dug out my winter boots one day last week. There's a definite mist-thing going on in the mornings and the trees are laden with apples and plums. I always love autumn and the shortening of the days but this year it has come a little too soon for my liking. I need a bit more sunshine.
Posted by janicebotterill at 15:35