Benedict had a great day with Shein, they took Bella the dog for a walk followed by lunch and then an afternoon swimming. He was in good spirits when he arrived home which was greatly appreciated since at that point, I was once more feeling unwell. Benedict stepped into the breach and made dinner with the occasional input from Pip, they worked together as a team and there was no fighting! Nothing short of a miracle :-)
A family stand by, cajun spiced potato wedges, tuna mayonnaise and salad.
After we had eaten the kids made a pot of tea and camped out in my room, it was then that I read the very sad news about Dorina's dad passing away and so I picked up the phone and rang her :-) It was just after noon their time in New York and it was good to chat and share across the miles. Sometimes I have wondered about the internet and social media and I know that both can be a black hole of time wasting! Yet if I hadn't been writing this blog I would not have "met" some very dear friends, who have supported me through some difficult moments. I have even been fortunate enough to chat with Dorina, Eva and Sue via Skype too!
Our small city hit the news yesterday as children and parents up and down the country fought back against the ridiculousness of the current testing regimes within schools. Those on strike attended an alternative ed-venture for the day and it was enjoyed by all , #letchildrenbechildren the video can be watched here