I can hardly believe the kids are back at school today. When they started their summer holidays at the end of June. the 9 weeks stretched ahead of us and I viewed it with a mixture of dread and anticipation.
Routine has gone out the window with them both sleeping regularly until after 8. The drudgery of the school lunchbox was no more. I didn't need to have uniforms ready every morning.
We seemed to do loads this holiday too, even though the weather has been really disapointing. We had our 2 weeks in Cornwall, a few days in Scotland, our day trip to Malahide, we've been to the cinema, snow tubing, been walking on the north coast, had sleepovers, been to the beach and played with friends.
Back to the school run, all the after school activities and nose to the grindstone for Alex, who has to sit her Common Entrance Exam in November.
All good things come to an end I suppose. But I'm sorry it's over.