Friday, 25 September 2015

Today is the day

My middle son is bags packed and ready for the off

He has taken a place at De Montfort Univercity to study business management with HR

What a great choice for him I feel as he is certainly loving and caring. He has often helped me with the caring for our own and visiting animals. He has also watched, first hand as we have built our own business up from an empty grass paddock.

I do feel particularly proud of him as academic work hasn't come easily but he has worked tirelessly at it and Derby Grammar School has certainly been exactly the right school for him.

Of course I will miss him but I so pleased he is following his own life plan and venturing out into the big wide world. I shall of course continue to support him in every way I can and I'm sure, as he runs out of food or needs washing done the fact I'm just up the motorway will help :)

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Learning new skills :)

I have just had the most fabulous holiday. 
I was invited to go and learn to sail on a 46foot yacht in the Ionian so off I went.
Sail Blue Planet 
Hopping from island to island, beautiful cove to cove in Greece

I learnt the basics of sailing and gained my competent crew certificate. 
Next I may take the day skipper ( I hope there will be a next)

I do have an ambition to sail in the clipper boat race and who knows, one day :)

I saw many, pitiful dogs and cats out on the islands. All the male dogs entire and most of the females looking pregnant. Non looked in great health and all were scrounging tit bits off the tourists. I was very careful not to touch them as i'm sure they weren't in the best of health and may have fleas too.

I chatted with one lady who takes the strays in and we both puzzled why no one castrates/ neuters these poor animals. I guess the cats form their pest control as they were constantly around the kitchens

I will put some photos on when I have a minute