Things have gone from cold to colder. We left Portland with a sunny 11 degrees and whilst typing this blurb it is a flippincrazycold 2 degrees!
As said in my previous blog that I thought I was coping with the weather in Portland – IM NOT COPING HERE! Im just cold, my hands are a shade of purple, I can’t feel my toes sometimes and my nose has a constant sniffle – NOT COPING.
It is however incredibly beautiful. We are staying with wonderful friends in Alvington which borders the UK and Wales – the river Wye divides the two. It really is beautiful and if I could find a way to operate my camera with inch thick gloves I would take a photo or two!
The kids are loving it. The cold doesn’t seem to bother them. They are outside walking the dog, playing in the garden and enjoying spaces that we dream of in Sydney. Caerwyn is loving the history that surrounds us and has a list of castles he wants to visit – real castles, not fairy tale story castles, the real thing.
I hope that the first few days of school went well for everyone. We have started and still trying to figure out what works best for everyone ... a big glass of red wine would work best for me but something tells me that drinking at 9.30am in the morning is frowned upon!
It is hard trying to keep everything together and my patience is something that I need to work on but I am trying and I know the kids are tyring but if anyone has a magic pill for ‘increase patience in a homeschooling mum’ please let me know!
I hope everyone is well.