24 April, 2009

School Council

Larry just got voted onto the School Council by her classmates. This is the first time anyone in our family has ever been chosen for anything like that - neither LSS nor myself were ever anything at school more important than doing the hall monitor rota!

I'm very proud and happy for her - especially as just this weekend she was complaining that she can't be herself at school but feels she just stands there on the edge of the group smiling gormlessly. I'm so glad for her to have this demonstration that she is more accepted than she thought.

10 April, 2009

The Lakes

up in the Lake District doing one of those house-swap things and it is great! I am never paying for holiday accommodation again! Their house is much much cleaner, tidier and better organised than ours. They have matching guest towels. And coasters. Oh dear.

Every morning we troop dutifully off to see a lake - so far, we have seen Loweswater, Buttermere and Derwentwater. Then in the afternoon we watch their 3-box set extended DVD version of the Lord of the Rings which - hooray! - I will not now have to buy.

Have also eaten more Kendal Mint Cake in the past three days than I have eaten in the past 10 years.

And read their copy of Liaisons Dangereuses (good), Italian Neighbours by that chap who wrote A Season with Verona (pretty good) and Toby Young's Sound of No Hands Clapping (crap).