After the disappointment of last year, my daughter was back at panto rehearsals this week. Which means the rest of our life is pretty much on hold for now.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 314 – Sunday 10th November – no, it’s not another shoe week! My daughter did her first athletics competition representing the club today – an indoor competition. I took photos, but by the time I’d blurred the other kids out, there was really nothing left to see. So these are her trainers. And those are my son’s football boots. I was sorry I missed his match today – they won 7-0 and he scored SIX goals.
Day 315 – Monday 11th November – the day we’ve been waiting two years for. Today my daughter started panto rehearsals at her old panto. This is panto number four for her at this theatre, making her the longest serving member of the chorus (although one year she worked with a girl who was on her EIGHTH panto!). I took the opportunity to read my book while I was waiting. I deliberately saved this long book because I knew I would have time on my hands.
Day 316 – Tuesday 12th November – a glimpse of the rehearsal venue. Well, the bit that I wait in, not the bit the kids rehearse in. I didn’t read my book today because I got talking to a couple of the other mums.
Day 317 – Wednesday 13th November – my younger son seems to have changed his attitude to school work and homework these days and is being a bit more proactive about getting things done on time, rather than last minute. This is one of his sketches for GCSE art. It’s an icon of British politics. Can you tell who it is? (He has got the nose a bit small.)
Day 318 – Thursday 14th November – the flooding up north has been terrible and I thought we’d got off very lightly in Gloucestershire, but it literally rained non-stop today (on top of several days of rain). Schools closed early and some buses and trains were cancelled. This is me walking where I walk every day. It is a road and those are normal wellies. Standing in the water felt like standing in the sea, it was so powerful.
Day 319 – Friday 15th November – the flooding had disappeared and my daughter had a day off rehearsals. I’ve never known them have a day off rehearsals before! It was nice not to be rushing around. Apart from a lot of photos try to get my daughter’s panto programme pic right, the only photo I took was of my window for Instagram stories.
Day 320 – Saturday 16th November – a busy day, mainly for my daughter, but also for her taxi driver. I started the day with parkrun, then it was straight to rehearsals. After a long rehearsal, I have to take my daughter straight to her silver jazz exam. She will be exhausted by the end of it! My poor son couldn’t play rugby today as he is injured. He desperately needs to play as we need to film it for GCSE PE.