Wednesday, 12 September 2012

WOYWW - nothing on my desk but a photo for you

This the picture I managed to snap yesterday as we headed off very early to St Bede's School where is is a enrolled as a day pupil.  It seemed to go very well yesterday, although it's a long, long day.  They start at 8 a/.m. until 5 p.m. and then have 2 hours of prep.  She's coming home for prep this week, but thinks she will probably stay until the end of prep at school and catch the late day bus back to the village down the road and then we will pick her up.  She also has school on Saturday, but only from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and then 2 hours of prep ..... I fully expect by Sunday this week she will be on her knees and sleep most of the day.  Still she's officially LOVIN' IT!!! and has said that the girls in her House are super lovely and her Housemistress and all the Masters are great, but it's all so different from the state eduction system that she has been used to.

It was such a rush on Monday to get at least basic uniform and sports kit together for Tuesday morning that we are still many bits adrift, including her blazer .... she got bellowed at a couple of times by Masters yesterday who didn't realise she is very new (term started a good time ago), but fortunately her minders told them the situation and she was excused.

Internet is still very patchy this week as we are had awful problems with the original provider and have had to swtich, but it should be up and running properly next week.

Other news: we love the house, the village and I've made some lovely new friends.  Beautiful countryside to walk the dog and very quiet (even in the village centre where we live, although there are only just a few houses).  My studio is nearly set up, and I have a new Kiln - for ceramics - coming at I can start to play a bit - I miss crafting and have so much buzzing in my head to get down and dirty with.  I miss WOYWW.

Happy Wednesday.




Julia Dunnit said...

Welcome back, and more importantly, WELCOME HOME! So glad you've made some friends and caught your breath. Phhheeeeeeew! Doesn't your Angel look lovely in her uniform, long may she be entranced buy it all; I went to a public school and I have to say the day to day disciplines really have stayed with set times for prep and doing it as soon as..blah blah!

Eliza said...

Goodness me school so early in the morning and late in the afternoon too and then to have it on Saturdays no way, that is horrible. Your girl looks lovely in her uniform. I am pleased she is loving her new school.

Thanks for sharing.
Eliza #93

ScrappnBee said...

Congrats on back to school and she looks fab! Sorry to hear that the internet isnt playing nice. A new kiln sounds exciting too! Hopefully not too much of a learning curve with a new model (I burned the first couple pieces of toast in our new toaster oven. LOL). Happy WOYWW- Amanda 97

Monica said...

You actually know more people now than probably any time before as dozens of WOYWW live in UK. Sounds a really tough curriculum and wish her well
monica 131

butterfly said...

Great to hear you're settling back in! And the school sounds great... I went as a day girl to a boys' boarding school for sixth form (whatever that is in modern currency) and loved it - just wait until music/drama rehearsals or sports practice kick in - you'll probably never see her!! Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Helen said...

Welcome backto WOYWW and glad you are settling in well! Helen 18

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It sounds like it is all coming together for you. That certainly is a long school day but it good preparation for the world or work, where the hours are similar.

Jan Hennings said...

Lookin good :) Love having a peek into the spaces of fellow crafter's! If you happen to peek in on my blog, be sure to wear a hard hat! LOL!