I don’t have any children of school age, yet I still have that ‘end of holidays/start of a new term’ feeling about me. I feel it virtually on Twitter and Facebook. I feel it on other people’s blogs. And I feel the very real chill in the air in the evenings up the mountain, and Bibsey and I have to think about things like wearing slippers when we go down for breakfast in the morning. Cool tiles underfoot in the summer quickly turn to what feels like hard blocks of ice when the weather changes. Bibsey has Lola on her slippers – deep unmitigated joy. Mine pale in comparison.
Today I read Kate’s Top 5 ‘things I did this summer’ and, after experiencing an initial wave of cake envy, I took a look back over our summer. I have to say that it has been bitter sweet. This was the summer that…
We moved up a mountain and waved goodbye to village life.
We visited family and friends in UK and made new friends in Spain.
I graduated from Bibsey Mama to Toddler Handler. How did that happen? And do I get a prize? You know, like a nanny or a new set of eyes, like for the back of my head?
We survived the first round of MMR jabs. HID.E.OUS
And finally, we lost our baby. It should have been the summer of scans and an expanding belly and talks about names. Instead, it will always be the summer that I miscarried our second baby. No picture for this one.
So yes, a little bitter sweet. Now let’s see what everyone else has been up to…