Friday, 4 March 2011

She breathes a sigh of relief

Brrrr, here's to freezing conditions again!  I thought we had turned a corner with the weather, but not to be,  Maybe next week!

As you know on Tuesday we were anxiously waiting for news of the 'chosen' secondary school..........and we got it, phew, but not without some trauma as the day went on. We had applied online and if you applied in this way, you would get an email notification letting you know.  I thought this might happen first thing in the morning.  As I sit at a laptop all day and get emails throughout, my heart kept jumping every time an email came through.

By 11am I still hadn't hear anything, so thought I'd phone the council who told me that the notification would arrive some time that day.  The afternoon arrived and I had to pick the boy's up from school.  I put my phone on silent whilst driving as I get emails on my phone too.  Picked the boy's up, still nothing.  We got to a set of traffic lights which had just turned red and I know we have about 3 mins before going green.  Made the mistake of looking at my phone and there it was 'Web Admissions Application'.

Chucked the phone at Toby and asked him to read it out.  Oooooooh, I was a happy bunny when he said he had been 'Allocated' at the chosen school.

We then discovered later that evening that his close friend who actually lives 275 yards from our front door - didn't get in............That's how close it was to us not getting in 2 7 5 yards.  Can you believe it?  I felt quite sick to the stomach.

So that's that.  Hopefully we won't have to go through the same stress when it comes to Jack's turn in a couple of years.

Work for obvious reasons has gone out of the window this week, but I have started on something new - here's a sneek peek

Do you also like my new friend.  I couldn't resist picking him up a while ago.

Hobbycraft have still come up trumps with their Easter related goodies.  Not sure what I'm going to do with them, but they're injecting some wanted colour at the moment.

Have a good weekend and see you next week!


Claire said...

Hey Sarah, what a nail biting time youhad waiting for that all important email. Shame his mate didn't get in as well..........

Love your little lamby friend, soooo cute and that little bag love it, Nice to be able to brighten a gloomy day.

Have a great weekend and thanks for popping by,

Claire :}

delia hornbook said...

Hi, I know just how you felt yesterday i was waiting for the same news thankfully my son got into his chosen school as well, But it really hit me yesterday that my baby is growing up i can't believe that i am going to have 2 children in secondary eduction from September its a scary thought. Im glad your son got in but sorry for his friend. Love your little lamb hes so sweet, Is that knitting your doing? Looks lovely what ever it is. And yes its freezing i can't believe how cold it has gone again, have a lovely weekend, dee x

Jackie said...

Glad to hear that your son got into the school that you wanted him to ~ it must of been such a worrying time for you all. My little girl goes to Secondary school after the summer too! Love your little lamby friend ~ he's cute. Hope you have a good weekend :O)x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Glad you got the school you hoped for - sorry about son's friend (they could appeal?). Love the little bag - the Bunny looks so happy!! Have a good weekend, Abby x

sylviesgarden said...

Hellooooo, I'm so glad that you got the school that you wanted. I know the feeling, I was in the same place last year and thankfully my daughter got into the school that we wanted.
Hope you have a great weekend now that the weight is off.

KC'sCourt! said...

Glad you got the school you wanted.
Julie xxxxxx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Awww cute little lamb!

Glad your son got into the school he wanted. I am dreading it when its Lala turn. Thankfully its not for four years yet and I am hoping that we move before then as I dont like the secondary schools on offer in our area.

As I am typing this my fingers are really frozen cold! Although at least there is some sun about today!

I like the look of your new project. Very pretty.

Hope you have a great weekend.


Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Glad your son got the school you wanted. Am dreading next year when we have to go through all that. Hideously stressful times.

Love your latest project. Not sure what it is though (sorry, I'm a little simple!). Is it a picture frame?

Tabiboo said...

Congratulations - our notification didn't come until the next day. Talk about 'seat of your pants' stuff.

Have a fabulous weekend,

Nina xxx

ps. we got out choice too 'phew!!'

Pretty at Heart said...

Congrats on getting the school of your choice. Bet that's a weight off your mind!! We have been thru this once and will be doing it all again this time next year! The only thing is, we have grammar and non-selective schools, so my daughter will have to do the Kent Test first, so we have 2 nail-biting sessions...........did she pass and then a few months later, which school did she get into!!

Penelope said...

Oh that is such brilliant news, what a relief! I am not looking forward to going trough all the stress and trauma this october and then the waiting!!! Have a wonderful relaxing weekend celebrating xox Love your little lamb and knitting project too x

moonstruckcreations said...

Good to hear you got your preferred school.

Love the spring-y things - cant wait for a bit of better weather!

Have a great weekend!


♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Good to hear that your son managed to get a place at your chosen school, what a shame about his friend not getting in though and by such a short distance. Have a lovely weekend xx

Country Girl said...

Glad you got your chosen school - you must be so relieved.
I love that little lamb!

Florence and Mary said...

Glad to hear the good news on the schools!

Victoria xx

PinkCat said...

So pleased again to hear your news. What a relief - I hope you'll be celebrating this weekend! x

Lydia @ Twelve said...

Phew! What a reliief for you & your young man... a shame for his freind though...

I have this all to come, so will ensure I have a large packet of biscuits at the ready!


ahomespunyear said...

Congratulations...I'm so pleased your son got his place.
Sweet little lamb, and what you're making looks fascinating. Can't wait to see the finished article.

bellaboo said...

Aah,what a sweet little lamb,hope to be seeing some for real soon! Good news about your son's school,you can relax now! :0)

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Good news on the school, I got a while before I have to worry as my little un is only 7 months old. Great blog - glad I found you. Scarlett x

Bee happy said...

Found your blog today and wanted to say hi, am your newest follower. Glad everything turned out ok.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Country Style Living said...

So pleased everything turned out well in the end, but so sorry to hear about your son's friend, it is hard to understand how these decisions are made? unless it is an entrance exam.....also congrats on your magazine entries.....excellent stuff!