All change here.
Katie has begun her secondary education at the same school as Tom who is now in year ten and gets to wear a different coloured jumper. Exciting no? Well, he's pleased with himself. He begins his gcse courses which means more music and art and no more history and geography. My boys have shown a distressing lack of interest in the humanities.
George began sixth form college this morning after a three month holiday. He was well and truly ready to get back to study. He has chosen to do A levels in maths, physics, French and classics which I think is an interesting and broad selection.
I no longer need to take or fetch anyone to or from school and I find I am luxuriating in time. Katie and Tom leave together (not sure how long that will last) at 8 o'clock, George departs half an hour later on his bike. Katie and Tom reappear at about 4 o'clock and George at about 4.30.
I'm loving it, no clock watching, no planning my bread baking around the school run, off to the supermarket by 8.30 and back by 9.30 and still a whole day ahead full of possibility.
Today I baked bread, loaded up the yogurt maker, made a batch of pancakes for supper, did all the laundry, got it all dry and enjoyed myself making this.
Autumn brittle found here.
I substituted hazelnuts for cashews and I used more pumpkin seeds than the recipe called for -just so that the packet was used up.
I'm not sure it's really my kind of thing -I should have left those extra pumpkin seeds in the packet- but I think the scholars will welcome it when they return.
George has just informed me that he has Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons off and doesn't have to be in until 10 on one day. Hrrmmph. Have told him he will have to study during these free periods.