I have just talked with a piano teacher in our neighbourhood, and am taking the girls to meet her this afternoon, with the idea being to perhaps start piano lessons! They are expensive, but now that I am working, 'tis a gift I would like to give them. I wanted to learn as a teenager, and didn't have that opportunity - parenting is a lot about pendulums, isn't it, which is one reason we so enjoy having grandparents around - the girls are swinging back to them! I have an enormous grocery shop to unpack. Bens has been amazing, keeping the home fires burning whilst I am off at my new job, which is going very well. My mentor, a lovely woman named Jenny, said "I think you have the personality and "know how "to be an excellent Secondary School Nurse," which encouraged me immensely. Because the hospital job in Australia went so dreadfully, I have been rather anxious about this position - it seems it's a really good fit for me!
I am living up my last days before starting work! This picture is especially for Sam, as he told me about this lovely, favourite lane of his in Melbourne!! I would love ALL of you who read this blog to come with me to this nook, and there eat, sip coffee, laugh at gilded butterflies and catch up, well 'n good!
Telling the Jones boys a story 'by mouth' was so fun! I am really enjoying seeing the chronicles of Mum's adventures in London on the blogs. Johanna Winter Harper said what a wonderful privilege it is for us all to be so connected by having each other's blogs to read, and she is right. I am very thankful for each of you in our blogging community, and for all the little electrical (magical!?!) connexions between you and me!
Coco's yellow budgie Georgi, and Eowyn's green lovebird Kiki are having a happy time flying about in their bedroom. We're not quite sure how we're going to coax them back into the cage, but our ideology of freedom requires us to enter into this dilemma...