There have been a lot of changes happening at the Retreat lately. I can see some settled times ahead and actually relish having more time to myself as my contract has now come to an end. Telling the children I work with has been very hard and there have been a lot of tears, not all from them :( It's not a closed book though, and so I will wait and see what the future brings.
In the meantime, purse strings have been tightened and the store cupboard has had another overhaul. It's looking pretty healthy to be honest and as my little tomato plants are bursting into flower and the reluctant spinach has started to fill out, I believe we will not starve :) It's worth mentioning that we are not paupers, but feeding and caring for our children and animals does eat into our earnings, and so frugality goes hand in hand with the luxury of having ponies etc... Someone once commented that as I have ponies, I must be rich. I replied that if I DIDN'T have the ponies then I might be rich!
Sarah at Cottage Garden Studios has been talking about blogging and how much you really know the people you develope a relationship with on line. I agree with her thoughts totally and often wonder why I feel the urge to share the details of my life with people I hardly know. It's something I can't answer easily, I'm afraid.
Anyhoo, as I begin to settle into a new routine, I face the future months with lots of projects to complete, things that were put on hold whilst I was at the school. Some new projects wait patiently in the wings also.