Thankfully the communications with Louise's school seem to have done the trick
The girls in question have backed off and whilst I don't think they will ever be bosom buddies at least they're leaving her alone to get on with settling into the school and making a good circle of friends
I don't know what the school said to them, I'm only grateful that things have improved dramatically
Long may it continue for my smiley little one here in the new school uniform - thank you to everyone for your massive support - most appreciated
Nick is bumbling along quietly - some days I think he's tiring of the implications of the diabetes as he seems to kick back about some of the rules and limitations - other days I think that maybe he's just being a normal teenager - they seem to kick back about something most of the time. He will be 14 on Friday - where did that little boy disappear to?
Sarah is studying hard and playing hard - nothing new there then
The other week she had the opportunity with the rest of her County squad mates to participate in a training session with two of the current England Ladies squad
She's the one with the huge grin in the centre of the picture - the ladies in red on the outside are England player Kim Oliver (right) and the England captain Catherine Spencer (left). Nigel will get to watch these two ladies in action as he's going to Twickenham on Saturday for the England v New Zealand match and the Ladies play directly after the Men's game. The way the guys are playing at the moment perhaps the girls can show them the way to go!
This is two days later after she had the honour of captaining the Somerset U18 squad against Hertfordshire and Gloucestershire - the attractive mud packs at either side of her face are a result of playing #8 and pushing her head between the muddy shorted derrieres of the two second row players in the scrum - the mud was very sandy and boy was her face sore once she cleaned up - the next best thing to dermabrasion I reckon!
Muddy but ecstatic as ever!!!
I've managed some stitching this last few days
Secret Santa gifts completed - a couple of sneak previews:
These are of the SSCS one organised by Elf Donna in Australia (but where will this one travel to I wonder?)
These are of the BQL 'made' one which will go a little nearer to home possibly - I haven't quite decided what to send for my other 'bought' gift yet
And finally I've made good progress on the Soft and Gentle quilt for Nigel's cousin
I've realised the arthritis pain in my hands has been irritated by drinking fresh orange juice so I've cut it out and noticed quite an improvement - missing the OJ though - nothing else gives your taste buds quite the same wake-up call in a morning I'm afraid!
And a 'done so far' view waiting for more flowers in each corner to complete this round - it measures 56" square so far
Think I might do sawtooth stars for the next round - if I can stomach the thought of all those flying geese components - we'll see..................