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Last day of the holidays

September 3, 2013

Today is the last day of our school holidays. Younger son has been back at school for three weeks already; elder goes back to boarding school tonight. Once the trunk is locked and the car loaded up, that’s the summer done for another year. We are all feeling a bit wobbly., 3.9.13-1

Some words of encouragement from Daddy on our morning walk.


Dancing Beastie’s summer sabbatical has lasted rather longer than intended. Undoubtedly, the lengthy gap is a sign of well-spent holidays! However, I am looking forward to rejoining the blogosphere imminently: it will be a welcome distraction from our suddenly empty house. See you soon.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2013 4:53 pm

    Look forward to hearing your summer stories of inspiration, epiphany, and everyday happenings. Peace to you in the transition!

  2. September 3, 2013 5:08 pm

    Your silence has been for the best of all possible reasons and I too look forward to catching up with all your summer doings. It looks to me as though elder son is growing rapidly. 🙂

  3. boyd hussey, (Douglas Ontario Canada) permalink
    September 3, 2013 5:32 pm

    it will be so good to have you again on a regular basis once you adjust to the quiet

  4. September 3, 2013 6:18 pm

    Even the woods will be sighing over the silence. Perfect picture. This summer has seemed so short!

    • September 8, 2013 4:44 pm

      I certainly feel that the year got off to a terribly late start, and the growing season hasn’t lasted long…but the unaccustomed hot summer here has been worth the wait. Just hope we don’t have to wait another seven or eight years for the next one! 🙂

  5. September 3, 2013 10:44 pm

    Lovely photo, DB. I hope you’re feeling better after your blogging break. I’ve also been away from my blog (for a couple of months). It’s good to take breaks – to people who don’t blog, this often seems so simple, but it’s quite time and energy sapping sometimes.

    • September 8, 2013 4:45 pm

      Oh, I’m glad it wasn’t just me! Yes, I think it has been quite healthy to have had a break.

  6. September 4, 2013 6:31 am

    Welcome back! I can sympathise with how you feel – my own daughters didn’t go to boarding school, but it was still a wrench. It’s a testament to the happiness you’ve all had as a family, and nothing is better than that. Precious times! I look forward to hearing more from you soon – don’t be lonely!

  7. Toffeeapple permalink
    September 4, 2013 8:21 am

    I can, again, look forward to the Tuesday tree. Welcome back DB.

    • September 8, 2013 4:47 pm

      Oh, do you still want trees? Am happy to oblige if so. It’s not like I’m about to run out of trees here! 🙂

  8. Erika W. permalink
    September 7, 2013 12:45 am

    Welcome home. I looked in here and was charmed to find you back once more and ready to share your busy life once more.

  9. September 7, 2013 7:56 am

    Commiserations about your wobbles. But before you know it he will be home again for a weekend and full of stories about his busy life.
    Transitions are hard – we are in a turmoil of them this summer. One child home temporarily after graduation, the other working in Canada all summer, then home for a week then back to university tomorrow.
    It is the best feeling in the world when everyone is home together, but we can’t keep them.

    • September 8, 2013 4:52 pm

      Yours seem to have gone from school to mid-university in the blink of an eye! Mine are both out of the precious first seven years, and I am trying to adjust to a different stage of family life all of a sudden. Our elder boy is hurtling towards secondary school and we are in the planning process for all that, while trying to ensure his last years at prep school are as happy as possible. He seems to have a good start this week, thank heavens, so wobbles have calmed down!

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