I must be the last person in blogland to upload their snow pictures. These were taken two weeks ago now, but we had trouble making the files small enough to upload. And I couldn't let the heaviest snowfall in 20 years go by without pictures for posterity.
The snow was disruptive and my routine went to pot. This was mainly because the children's schools were closed for 2-3 days. Last week I was desperately trying to get Issue 2 of The Yellow Room ready for the typesetter, but didn't quite manage it. I knew this week would be a write-off, as it's half term week and I have to make Matthew and Megan my priority. And what a busy week it's been!
On Monday Megan and I met friends at The Adventure Zone while Matthew stayed at home to revise (he has three GCSE papers to sit on March 6th in Biology, Chemistry and Physics). Tuesday Matthew had his annual eye test and we spent ages choosing new spectacle frames, then mooched around town for a while. On Tuesday afternoon I caught up with the ironing while Matthew did yet more revision and Megan played. We had friends over for lunch on Wednesday. I spent the morning cleaning and baking a tricky chocolate cake, which didn't turn out quite as I'd hoped. It was edible.. just! Yesterday we drove over to Lincolnshire to visit my recently bereaved auntie. We had a lovely lunch and a walk around a lake with her dog. It was a beautiful day for it, and we saw snowdrops, catkins and pussy-willow. The drive home wasn't so great in that it was raining, my wipers need replacing, I ran over a pheasant, chose the worst possible route and got lost in Market Harborough. Today Matthew has a friend over and so does Megan, then tomorrow I have to take Megan to a birthday party and pick up Matthew's new glasses. It's all go!
This year is disappearing before my eyes so rapidly. I can feel my targets slipping away already! I hope next week I can focus on what I want to achieve in the coming months and finish off Issue 2 of The Yellow Room. I'm still working my way through a huge pile of submissions, hoping that you writers out there can be patient for a little while longer!