I’ve not been blogging that much, so I thought maybe a general update..
The girls have been back to school for a few weeks now, and it seems to be going well. We’ve had no problems with Amy, she goes walking into school with a big smile, and obviously adores her teachers!
Bethany’s not quite so keen on school as she used to be, but she’s recently be chosen by her class to represent them in the school council, and that responsibility has boosted her up again.
For me, work has been ridiculously busy since the summer! At the moment, you can’t get an appointment with me for over four weeks. There’s also an MMR campaign underway.. I already do lots of immunisations, and now it takes up most of my time.
On top of that, ten days ago I woke with a very sore throat.. and I’m still not recovered! I’ve had a bad cold, and am now at that lovely point where I’m waking myself up in the night, coughing. Oh joy!
For hubby, he’s still taking his dad in for his chemotherapy.. on Wed they were there for about ten hours! His mum also goes in for surgery soon, to have a kidney removed. Difficult times.
As a final point.. when it comes to glasses, I would definitely tell people ‘should have gone to specsavers’! I had my eye test in Boots, then went out to pick some glasses. I need to get prescription sunglasses for driving, and so was pleased to see they had their ‘get one pair free’ deal. However, for some reason, this wasn’t as straight forward as normal. They seem to be putting an emphasis on designer frames, and their own ones weren’t really what I was looking for. I finally thought I’d sorted out a deal that worked, but when I sat down with the guy, he started adding on all sorts of extras, including £90 for the lenses in the designer frames! We were fast heading for £300!
I asked for my prescription, went down the road to specsavers, chose one frame, and got a second free. Free scratch resistant coating, £24 for the tint on the sunglasses, and I chose £24 for a reflective coating. £153, no surprising additions, decent frames.. simple!
Ok, time to get dressed, and start my weekend…