The EFG received an official letter this morning, which turned out to be from Student Finance England with an offer of finance for her first year at uni. We may not know for sure where she is going, but she has the offer of the money to go with now at least....
After a quick bite to eat, we set off to the cinema this afternoon with one of the YFG's mates in tow. The Monuments Men was the film of choice today, and the Tesco Clubcard vouchers just about covered the cost for three of us - now that I shop there less, I consequently get less vouchers, but I had just enough this time. We may have to go less often in future, as I refuse to pay the exhorbitant prices - and it was very chilly in there too - they are skimping on the heating these days. I wished I had put a thicker coat on!
(image from bbcamerica.com)
I really enjoyed this film and it was very interesting to find out more about a part of the Second World War that I had not heard about before. I'd recommend it, and there was a very broad age range of people in the cinema with us this afternoon, so I think it is appealing to a wide-range of audiences.
Yesterday evening, the EFG and I joined Slimming World, as we have just six months before she leaves here and I want to help her to develop some strategies for losing weight and keeping it off, and we are both hoping that this helps. I could do with losing some weight too, so we are a mutual support group for one another here during the week, and then we are going to see the group each Thursday night for an hour. It isn't too far away but it isn't on our doorstep, but there are groups in every direction from here and this one just fits in quite well with the weekly schedule. It's going to cost me £9.90 each week, but I think it will be worth it for six months, especially if it helps her. We have planned to set aside time tomorrow morning to work out how to modify our menu plan and prepare a supplementary shopping list for the week ahead.
And I am still knitting....plenty of time for knitting as the computer is still not fixed!