Monday, 25 August 2008

Getting ready for school again...

I start blogging again just as school is about to start again!! This week is being spent trying to outfit my son for his new school in the UK. He doesn't have a uniform but he does have a dress code. So, he still needs a blazer, grey trousers, shirts, ties and, of all things at 13, a suit!

Anyone with a boy this age will appreciate that rather than being really easy this is actually a bit of a nightmare! Luckily I found a two piece suit in Coin in navy wool. Now I have to blaze down Oxford Street next Monday looking for a blazer that doesn't resemble a school one but fits a school boy, shirts that aren't school shirts but can be worn with a tie and a pair of shoes that look smart but aren't school shoes. Does any of that make any sense to you?!! If it does please meet me on Oxford Street, London, next Monday around 10.30 a.m.! Thanks!

By comparison buying him a mug, spoon and fork that he liked were easy!! That being the other criteria of course. It has to be acceptable to him as well as the school. Bizzarely the first thing we have had to call a truce over is his socks! He wants little cotton ankle socks, like he wore at his last school, but what he needs are mens formal socks to go with his new snaffle loafers and his lounge suit.....! Fun eh!

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Forget Me

I like this - the fact it was shot on a phone and the music is by the video makers dad all appealed! Norway is pretty and it kind of gets it's message across...

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Been gone awhile!

It's unrepeatable what I said when I realised that the last time I posted was May!!!
Anyway, June we went over to Winchester to look around Alex's new school, end of June I went over to the UK for a week for his final week of Prep school. Second week of July we went overland to France, to a region near the Pyrenees. So I think I can be excused for not having been on for a while! Then last week my mother-in-law came to visit. Here's some photo's of what we've been up to:

Sorry they aren't chronological but I just wanted to get something on the blog! You can probably guess which are in the UK and which in France I think!