Friday, 25 June 2010

Two things

Hello folks,
Hope you've had a good week?  Isn't the weather great and how long have we waited for this. Long may it continue.

Two things have dominated my week.  Children and Wimbledon.

As you know I went to Wimbledon for the first time on Wednesday and what a fab time we had.  We were there an amazing 11 hours, left at 7am and got back at 12.30am......It was quite surreal having watched it on the TV for all these years, to step through the gates and actually be there.

I was also lucky enough to be within touching distance of Isner and Mahut as they came off court.  They finished their game just as we finished watching another match.  Never did we think it would continue into a 3rd day.  What a whopper of a match.

I haven't got any photo's as I left my camera behind, I had to keep my phone off and as I don't know how to put it on silent so there's nothing to share with you, but take my word for it, it was fab.  The weather was an absolute scorcher and at one point we were in sat in direct sunlight and I did think we would frazzle, but good old suncream did it's job.

Either side of  Wimbledon, I've had a number of child related problems to deal with.  I apologise to those who haven't got children!

We've gone through the academic year swimmingly without any major issues or fall outs with friends.  Well, I thought that was too good to be true  In the last week there's been day after day of problems.  One gets blamed for something which in fact he didn't do, hubby has to go into school whilst I'm at Wimbledon, it then gets escalated and then 1 day later it was established mine hadn't done anything.........but if he had been believed in the first place........I hate injustice!  There are another couple of minor skirmishes which I won't bore you with the details.

The other son comes out miserable because he keeps getting told off for being silly so as a consequence he's not getting any special stickers. Simple solution - don't be silly and stay away from those who are. He's adamant he's not chatting or being silly.  Emmmm.

So all in all nothing major but enough for me to get stressed about, and resort to wine and chocolate mid week!!  On the flip side, I should be grateful that both are doing well and to get a few issues 3 weeks before the end of term is no biggy!

To end on a more cheery note, I did treat myself to a couple of goodies at Wimbledon.  Yet another bag......Toby did remark that I could have bought a cheaper bag at either Primark or Tesco's.....random or what?  Hubby, meanwhile stayed silent.

and a cute keyring.

Have a good weekend everyone and enjoy the sunshine!


marigold jam said...

As a Mum I do sympathise!! How fabulous to get tickets for Wimbledon and for rain not to stop play either! Glad you had a good day and those little shopping treats just added to your enjoyment no doubt?!


Tabiboo said...

Glad you had fun at Wimbledon and a girl can never have too many bags - he will learn.

Hope the school stuff gets sorted out - I know how it feels when there is upset and why is it always (seems to me) the more dominant kids seem to get away with everthing.

take care and enjoy your chocolate and wine,

Nina xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Been there, done that, have the Tshirt and turned it into dusters where children and schools are concerned so I know exactly where you are coming from.
My friend was at Wimbledon too on Wednesday, she too had a wonderful time.
Julie xxxxx

Jackie said...

Kids!! Who would have them?? I'm going through the same with my eldest just now ~ friends falling out, other mothers falling out by getting too involved etc, etc.......... It's a nightmare!! We've only got one more week of school term left then we break up for the holidays next Thursday ~ can't wait!! It sounds like you had a fabby day out a Wimbledon too. Have a lovely weekend :O) xx

A Country Girl said...

I think it is just that time of year when teachers and children are ready for a nice long holiday!

JuicyFig said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it - I bet it is strange after seeing it on TV - and yes, what a match!!!
and the kids...they never stop worrying you!


bellaboo said...

It must have been great to be at Wimbledon and to soak up the atmosphere.A day later and you would have seen the Queen! I was watching her on the TV yesterday and you could tell that tennis isn't her thing!

Bellaboo ;0)

My Grannies Attic said...

Glad you had a lovely time at Wimbledon - and what a match!!!!

I know what you mean about the children. My eldest son who is only 5 has already got into trouble for something he didn't do. It was at his sports day yesterday - and I was even there to witness it!!!!

Kerry xxxx

VintageVicki said...

Definately that end of term feeling again - one son in tears tonight doing homework he'd normally whizz through.

Roll on July 23rd - am sure all kids, parents & teachers will be happy then :)

Muddy Puddle Crafts said...

kids eh ! they do put us through it but I often wonder what we'd do without them, only 3 weeks to go !!! Having said that I bet 2 weeks into the hols they'll be bored & we'll be tearing our hair out, hey ho :)