Although there were no big events or trips or anything like that this month, it went by in such a blur. It was mostly dominated by the start of the new school year for the girls. A and H started during the second week and were off to a rip-roaring start. They are fully engaged and loving it. Both are going to a performance/drama/singing club and H is back into her football coaching.
Of course the most significant (mostly for me probably!) is our little L also starting school in September. She has been ready for months... if not a couple of years(!), and has thrown herself into it whole-heartedly after counting down all those sleeps. 8 months earlier than it would have been in NZ... adjustment and change is our friend :) On our last day together we went off to a theme-park with a few new school friends. And then there was a school trip at the end of the first week where we had fun building a den in the forest and seeing animals.
Work for D is still challenging and full-on but that is his wheelhouse :) Our weekends were mostly home-based as we recover from our different states of tiredness. Though we went to visit a wee farm one Sunday afternoon, A and I had a day out and were joined by a friend at an open embroidery stitching session at the city library. Of course the Rugby World Cup started so naturally a few games were watched to varying degrees of enthusiasm ;p
There were a couple of impromptu playdates and the beginnings of new friendships too. We have been going apple crazy as a neighbour generously gifted us bags of apples every couple of weeks. Muffins, tarts, biscuits, cakes, pies, crumbles, baked deserts.... filling our tummies and those of our neighbours and friends too :) Sharing is caring!
Not terribly much happened on the crafting front...tested a wee pattern, made a tiny amount on Christmas gifts and a very small birthday gift. It never fails to amaze me how full life is and how quickly the days go... hard to keep track sometimes but we are happy and cant complain :)
Onwards to October!