Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Taking a deep breath

We are into a new era tonight, as the EFG packs her bag and lays out her clothes for the morning: starting Sixth Form is a new stage in her life.  We are very proud of all that she achieved at GCSE level, and I am just as confident that she will work hard at her AS and then A level work.

Registering today at school was an experience, but interesting!  She already knew the tutor group that she is in, but they weren't sure yet where the form room was, so she will be on a hunt in the morning for that, but she knows it will be on the language corridor as her form tutor is a French teacher.  She is looking forward to getting her timetable in the morning and finding out about study periods.  

The YFG is going into Year 9 and thinking about which GCSEs she will want to do, although she is doing French this year.  This should enable her to get the "English Baccalaureate" suite of qualifications at the end of Y11 more easily if she already has the language requirement under her belt early.  That is the college's thinking anyway.  She is also looking forward to getting back to school and seeing all her friends again - most of them live in other villages, so she hasn't seen them in the holiday, and the one who does live in the village here has been busy and away with various relatives, so she has only seen her about twice!  There will be a lot of catching up to be done over the next couple of days, I'm sure.

And me?  Well, I have spent a very pleasant afternoon today, manning the washing machine and rebooting it at intervals, hanging washing in the sunshine, picking beans and then sitting under the gazebo to top and tail them for tea.  Once that had all been done, I retrieved the trousers from the YFG and turned up all four hems [yes, she found the other pair] so that they are all ready for her to wear.  I did that outside too, and it was lovely, watching the washing blowing in the breeze and hearing the chooks cackling to one another.  I even got up and grabbed a couple of handfuls of weeds from the veg beds for them to enjoy.  

Tomorrow I plan to start the day with a list, and see what can be accomplished!

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