Time flies far too quickly these days. It doesn’t seem five minutes since I posted my last post. Today is update day thanks to feeling under the weather with a horrible headache and dizzy spells.
I started my 2nd year at uni in September after deciding to travel instead of moving. After speaking with Madalaine’s teachers I felt she was thriving within the school environment, had made some close friends and was being encouraged with her reading in particular. After visiting a number of schools in Glasgow, I felt that she would not get the same treatment as she does at her school due to the small class size. So we decided to stay put for the time being.
The buses are a bit tiring, getting up for the 6:30am bus is especially hard. But hopefully it will be worth it in the end.
It was nice to get back to uni and see everyone again, the summer felt very long and my brain as though it had turned into mashed potato! As I was not at uni through the summer I could ask for more hours at work. I enjoyed this, and once I was back at uni I felt like I hardly saw people from work! Catch 22! Working weekends is keeping me busy enough at the moment with the amount of uni work I have.
Madalaine is now in P4! She has decided she has a crush, and that she likes boys with curly hair and freckles. I even caught her writing certain initials in her sweetcorn at dinner!! Apparently I am to ask his Mum if he can come over for dinner or if we could all go to the park. Upon asking why she can’t just ask him this she replied; “I can’t.. He just isn’t that kind of boy!! You have to get his Mum to tell him!” bless her.. young love.
It has taken a few weeks, but I am finally getting used to there being just Madalaine and myself living in the flat. It feels a bit quiet sometimes, but it is quite peaceful. It is taking Madalaine a while to get used to Sam not being here, but she is happy knowing she can text her whenever she wants and can still see her.
For my Mum’s belated (yep, I am never on time with anything!) birthday meal, we spent the evening at their house. My sister decided it would be a bit of fun to enforce the mandatory wearing of glowstick glasses…
… looking wonderful… perhaps!
For halloween Madalaine dressed up as a zombie bride. She actually told me the day before the school halloween party that she needed a zombie bride outfit. Needless to say this prompted a creative spurt and I spent the evening wrecking a dress for her, and creating a veil out of a hair clip and a friends underskirt!!
Rather spooky if I do say so myself!!
And as the dates go, a few days later came bonfire night. Also my friend Manda’s birthday. So we celebrated in style with some of the best baked potatoes I have ever tasted, tasty chocolate apples, and a few cups of tea! Oh, best not forget the fireworks display in her garden!
I do hope the pegbag survived on the washing line!! The kids loved the fireworks..
And you can’t have a birthday firework party without sparklers!!!
Another great night that I half made it to was a friend’s hen party.
This was a brilliant night. I was actually gutted I missed half of it, but guess you have to take shifts at work when they are available. I can’t remember the last time I was this drunk, and I am NEVER playing catch up again!! Felt terrible the next day! But it was definitely worth it. The wedding is next weekend.. I should probably hurry up and find a dress!!
Will try update again soon!