This last month has been a great month with some brilliant stand out happy moments!
We started the month with a cheeky long weekend to Cyprus for Miss Frugal and I which I know I may have mentioned a few times on here already( here and here mainly ) so I won’t go into detail again but I will say that those five days were perfect. I can’t remember ever feeling as relaxed and considering one of us was a hormonal teenager, you might be surprised to hear that there wasn’t a single argument, mood or sulk over the whole time we were there!
We’ve had some lovely days out together as a family over the last few weeks and it’s been nice to see the kids getting on well. They’re never going to be as close as they used to but they’re definitely starting to enjoy each other’s company again.
Boro got promoted to the Premier League which has made my house a very happy house! The stress of the last few weeks of the season was actually starting to get to me a little bit because the promotion has meant so much to not only the men of the house but also to so many other people that I see on a daily basis. The club sent Master Frugal a letter thanking him for being their lucky mascot and saying that they couldn’t have done it without him so he is obviously now taking all the credit for the promotion! They also sent him a voucher for the full kit which has just come out to say thank you so that’s saved me the £80 that the kit costs these days.
(Don’t even get me started on that cost)
I had a parents night for Miss Frugal this week and to say I was gobsmacked was an understatement. I know she’s a bright girl and her last parents night was brilliant but some of the comments made by her teachers this time made me a little embarrassed that what they were saying came as such a shock. She got 60% on a Year 11 GCSE Maths paper last week which according to her Math’s teacher meant that she ‘smashed it’ seeing as she’s only in Year 8 – this has resulted in her being put up to the highest level of work and her teacher is confident that she can easily manage it. She’s one of only a very small group of children who will be given the chance to take Chemistry, Biology AND Physics at GCSE level and I was told that an A would not be good enough in these subjects based on her current levels – anything less than an A* would be considered a fail. She’s also one of two students in the entire year group working at the level she’s working in History which floored me as well.
Don’t get me wrong, I knew she was awesome already but to hear her teachers talk about her like this and to be given her projected grades, where the lowest was a B for PE, was pretty amazing!
My boy got through his SATS with minimal stress and is now enjoying the easy life at school for the last couple of months in junior school. He’s had such pressure put on him about the SATS since the start of Year 5 that he’s finding life without the threat of SATS looming over him to be pretty good!
Also on the subject of Master Frugal, I got a call from the school to tell me that he’d banged his head and wile I was speaking to the receptionist, she said to me that she just had to tell me wat a lovely polite little boy he was. She said he was refreshingly lovely!
I told you it’s been a lovely month, I could think of at least another couple of things that I could share here but I’m sure you’re not all that bothered that we now have some cute hamsters, a garden shed and a new waffle maker. 😉
What’s made you happy lately?
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