We officially have taken our house off the market having missed the window of opportunity for relocating. With the new term about to start I am not going to give my children any unnecessary upheaval. Freddy is due to start nursery, Kizzy is going into year 5 and Ella, with her fabulous grades, will be starting a new college to study her A'Levels. Although I initially wanted to escape this place, things have changed. Throughout the summer Ella's circle of friends have become closer and tighter and my house has become the place to be. Last night we had seven 16 year olds sleep over, so they could go to collect their results together. They are all good kids and it makes me so happy to see my daughter having fun with such a lovely bunch. They have forbidden us to move! I am happy to stay.
|Ella and her friends with their results.|
|My amazing 16 year old daughter!|
**********I also heard some really sad news this week, as a lad who we knew very well has died while at V Festival. He was one of my son Joe's best friends when they were growing up on the estate where we used to live. He spent a lot of time at our house and was a real cheeky chappy. He always made us smile with his antics. It is so tragic that he has died aged just 22. The coroner's report has proved inconclusive. Although this obviously isn't a reason to be cheerful, it reminds us to hold our loved ones closer and be so grateful for each other. RIP Timmy x