School !!

Doesn’t it feel great when you can seriously say you have given something your best shot and been victorious.

Last Friday I gave the Cardiff council’s schools service a shock to the system. Their dealing of our application for schools was ridiculous in the extreme and so the appeal committee ruled in our favour commenting they had never seen such a messed up application!

So the kids can go to the local welsh school which was what we always wanted. Just got to make the washing machine fit in the right gap and all will be fine!! (well almost all…)

P.S. ((Harry Potter #6 out on Friday!!))

A week of Fun and Games!

I’m sure balloon modeling will come in useful at some point while ordained, but even if not, it keeps the kids happy.

That’s what I’ve been doing for the past week. Our eldest daughter’s birthday was on Sunday, usual party etc, bouncy castle etc. Oh can you make balloon models she says, yeah course I can, good, here you are then!

And so it was that I got started with this strange hobby, not been going long, but its really quite addictive, almost as bad as the Sudoku puzzles.

There must be a place for modeling balloons for kids during a service, just have to brush up on lions and arks etc!

Out with the old

It is never as strange as you might seem leaving a place of work and then going back to it the very next week to continue what you were supposed to leave.

Everyone says goodbye, you get the card and (actually a very nice bottle of whisky) and off you toddle. Strange then when you return to finish what you were supposed to do that everyone keeps saying, ‘oh, I thought you’d left!’

Such is life. But leaving everything behind is not as unpleasant as it seems to start with. Bills came in today that I know I wont see paid, that at least gave me a sense of departure, but mostly it is the comforting feeling that nothing will be the same again. Comforting? Well, yes, really. The end of the end can only be described as an opportunity to begin again. New friends, new places, and no paperwork, well not much, well not the same, well more interesting paperwork anyway!