Not many things are free in this life but if you work hard as my daughter No3 has at high school it pays. This is the second year now daughter has been in the top 15 of her year group to be chosen to participate in a freebie day out. Pupils are awarded house points for good work and the top 15 pupils with the most house points have been given a day out of class to go for 2 games of bowling. A meal at the bowling alley. A visit to the cinema to watch a movie of their choice and a coach to take them to and from the complex. ALL FOR FREE. Too often schools are always wanting money for this and money for that so it made a nice change to read a letter from school not asking for money. So this is daughters treat next week which she is looking forward to.
Well it shall soon be upon us, the school holidays! Daughter No2 breaks up from college this week and daughter No3 breaks up two weeks after. I have a few items that will need to be replaced in the uniform department for when they return in September and intend to get them very early on in the holidays. I detest the hordes of people who engulf the uniform shops a couple of weeks before term starts. The shop is too crowded, the kids are always tired and fed up with trying uniforms on so I am going to be prepared and buy early before the crowds descend and the shop still has some stock. I have already bought daughter a pack of 3 shirts from Tesco for £6.00 which is very cheap. The most expensive item will be the blazer. Must admit she's had her wear out of it. She's worn it every school day for two years now but it's time for a new one. Poor girl is going to school at the moment with a hole in her shoe! but I told her I am not buying new school shoes for the last few weeks of term for them not to fit when she returns September. Thankfully I have a daughter who is very understanding of my frugal ways and agrees with me it's silly to get a new pair now.
|No, these are not her shoes!|
Bye for now