My goodness, all this sunshine and rain has brought the garden and countryside to life in a big way! Everywhere we look there is something growing, something new bursting from the earth. Greens are greener and more vibrant than ever, the blackthorn hedges are alive with tiny white star-like flowers, the first bluebells are basking in the warm sun and lawns, banks and verges glow with the rich buttery yellow of celandine. Spring is well under way and I am loving every second.
The following day he had double maths and would be starting in the lower set. I kept thinking about him all day, hoping he was OK. That afternoon he came home looking much more relaxed than of late. He said maths went well, he understood the work because he'd already done it in set one and he wasn't panicking about it anymore. He still doesn't like maths, but at least now he stands a better chance of being able to do it.
Pea is under some strain in her school life too. A levels are very hard work to say the least. She has homework and revision to do every night and all weekend. Two days a week the sixth form pupils stay after school until five to have extra maths lessons and then she comes home to spend more time working. I don't like to see her worn out with tension and worry, she's too young. She deserves to relax now and then and do something nice or have a treat. Nothing major, just a mooch round the shops or a new magazine, just something to look forward to. The Easter holls are coming up soon and we are planning a few trips out here and there. I will take her to see her boyfriend too so they can spend more time with each other. There is nothing like a cuddle from the one you love when you're feeling a bit low!
I don't have that yet, so I content myself with pottering round the garden, looking at my seedlings, browsing seed catalogues and watching the birds in the garden. It's almost as good!