Friday, 17 October 2008
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last post. I am finally feeling better after a week of shivering, aching, coughing and spluttering. On our way to school this morning Little Sister commented on how fast the journey was - I suddenly realised that we had been walking at quite some pace and not the limp dragging of feet that I'd been doing all week, trying to muster up the energy to get up and down the hill. A beautiful sunny morning greeted us today, a deceptively sunny morning if you ask me. No sooner had we walked down the garden steps than the crisp chill of an Autumnal morning hit us, maybe that's why we walked a little faster as well, either way we certainly had a spring in our step which is not bad considering it's the end of the week.
To all of you who very kindly sang my praises in the last post, I want to say thank you, I blushed when I read your comments. It really was a joy and a privilege to spend so much time with so many lovely people - girls who were embracing their age, not trying to be any older than their years, it really was as if being outside had stripped them of any need to pretend to be anything other than themselves... To spend time in a magical place that we really love was no hardship, we felt as if we had gone on holiday! Mr Ragged Roses and I wandered off by ourselves on long walks (that doesn't happen very often), we sat in a gloriously sunny field and read the papers and books whilst around us the girls ran wild and I have to say that the enthusiasm and energy of a bunch of teenage girls is very infectious!
Now at the end of a week when all things seem to have fallen by the wayside I feel as if I need to do a serious amount of catching up. I am walking around the house with the equivalent of blinkers, looking forwards only as any glance sideways reveals another pile of clothes, books, sewing, washing, dust (oh yes the sun is merciless in showing me the dust) that I have ignored all week. Apologies for not getting round to as many blogs as usual these past few days but I am trying to catch up. One thing I can tick off my list is the winner for the Persephone book - Willow, your name was pulled from the hat this morning by Little Sister. Hope you like the book as much as I did. I shall keep my eye out for other Persephone books when I'm rummaging around and see if I can offer anymore, I wish I could send a copy to everyone who wanted one!
Anyway I must be off, hope you all have a great weekend, full of fun and games.