Thursday 6 September 2018

Reasons to be Cheerful: Back to School #R2BC

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart

The host for this month is the lovely Michelle who started this linky so many years ago! She is in charge for the rest of the month so please do pop over to her blog. I look forward to reading and sharing your posts but meanwhile here are my reasons to be cheerful this week:

1) Weekend away with my daughter

It has been such a manic summer with various family members going in different combinations for a range of breaks. With my daughter now working part time it took until this last weekend for her and I to get away for her bridge weekend. We had 5 hours each way in the car together to sing and chat, watch out we are going to be doing a mum/daughter YouTube channel! We also caught up with her half sister on the way back as she is at Coventry University.

cards mini bridge

2) Back to School Memories

My Timehop threw up some ancient photos of my brother and I heading off for new schools. Sharing photos on social media may be a new thing but my mum was good at capturing the moment on film back in the 1970s. How can our knobbly knees not raise a smile:

1970s school uniform

3) Off to Secondary

My son has had his first few days at Secondary school and so far so good! This is his third day and he finally remembered his new spectacles so he can read from the back of the classroom. Someone has commented that he looks like a young Michael Caine:

Michael Caine

 4) Back on the Helm

Junior training started again so we were back up on the Helm on an absolutely gorgeous evening:


5) Back Running

After a non running month it was great to get out this morning for a gentle 5 km along the canal and river. It certainly made me smile:


  1. Wonderful, so glad you got some time with your girl and yes I can see the likeness with your son and Michael Cain! Have a great week ahead, Mich x

  2. Glad you're able to get back to running, I'm enjoying running for fun at the moment and to worrying too much about distance and speed - I can do that after Christmas! Gorgeous photos as usual, and I especially the love the one from your own schooldays x

  3. Good luck to everyone back at school. Does that include you this year? Are you teaching full/part time or continuing to do supply teaching? And yes, I can see the Michael Caine resemblance too.


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