Saturday, 2 April 2011

Six Miles

I don't know where the time goes. Last Sunday we decided to take a walk, following the River Severn to Stourport, like I've done several times before, but this time walking back again down the other side. Knowing that the kids would need a break, we decided to have lunch half way. It was a gorgeous day out, not really sunny but pleasant weather for walking. The kids had a great time and Nick only really started complaining of 'glowing feet' towards the end. All the photos are from Sunday.

Following that, on Monday I actually had some work! Amazing! Strange how the new financial year allows schools to start hiring supply staff again. So I did a day in a school near Telford, which was OK despite its bad reputation. Then I raced back to do some tutoring before hanging around for a couple of hours waiting for the big twins to come back from ice-skating.
When the mini-bus did finally arrive, a selection of bruised and battered Scouts tumbled, limping, out of it. Mel spent the next two days complaining of a 'sprained ass' and Donny had a purple knee. Friend Dan came off worst and ended up with a plaster-cast on his arm the following day.
On Thursday there was a concert at Strings. Donny played her violin (she's getting quite good at it now) but Dan could only watch. Broken arms are not ideal accompaniments to musical renditions.
The following day I had a job interview. You all know how much I loathe them. This is a job going out to schools and teaching kids how to ride their bikes safely. It won't make me rich, but it should be fun, and we definitely all need more fun. Well, for the first time ever, I think, I actually got the job! I don't think I have ever passed an interview before. Woohoo! Anyway, it comes with training - like First Aid, and Bike Maintenance - which will no doubt come in useful.
Donny and Mel and the One Arm Bandit Dan have gone off with the Scouts again. This time they are walking in Snowdonia. I hope they are having a nice time. It's amazing how quiet the house is with only two kids in it. I would have liked to go to, but I consoled myself by climbing the Malverns, which you can read about here.

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