This is going to be one of my last opportunities for a relaxing cuppa and blog as Alice is no longer going to be attending Explore Learning after the school holidays. It was always going to be a temporary thing for her as she is doing well at school and doesn’t really need any extra help. But she has loved going to the centre and has grown in confidence as well as speeding up her work rate! I have suggested they run a holiday club with workshops over the summer holidays as I know that would be great for us and several other mums have said the same. So I will be sending them a letter (or more likely an e-mail) to suggest it to their head office.
Anyway, today has been a complete wash out here. I think the weather is obviously feeling like me as the Olympics have now finished. I have Team GB and Olympic withdrawal and feel quite bereft without the amazing sports on the telly. At least I will be able to concentrate on my crochet again!
So with the weather being rubbish and our back garden once again a lake, we headed into Bury to do some errands. Alice has finished the Big Friendly Read and collected the remainder of her Roald Dahl passport cards. The library are going to send her certificate to school so she’ll get that in an assembly at some point. We have our fingers crossed for her winning one of the lovely prizes.
The trip has also been a bit of a test for my foot. I had good news last week at the hospital. The bone is healing and I can start to get about a bit more. I have to be careful and if I take my ‘Robocop’ boot off I have to wear stiff soled shoes. But the hope is I should be back to normal in another four weeks. Hoorah! So I’ve walked further today than I have all summer. I’ve even managed without my crutches, however, I have kept the boot on this time. I wasn’t quite ready to risk my foot when I was going to be out all day. I’ll get there!