As ”back to school” time approaches next week, I finally got my act together today and went shopping. I bought the last few books, pens, pencils and other paraphernalia required for the new school term.
My two excited and willing helpers got very distracted by the fancy erasers and pencils which the bookshop kindly put on display right in front of the checkout. So much so, that a fancy or two found their way into my shopping basket, despite my better judgement.
I hope DD2′s teacher realises she will be expected to admire the super-duper not at all cheap eraser (centre of the pic below) when the first deliberate mistake is made!
Still reeling from the cost of the books (not to mention the weight of them), this time every year I wish I lived in the UK where you lucky people don’t have to buy schoolbooks. Oh to live in such a Utopia!! Alas, I don’t, so I just have to take the bill with a whiff of smelling salts and carry on.
Now with the necessities done, we are going to enjoy the last few days of the girl’s school holidays by gallivanting around the countryside, pretending to be tourists, admiring the scenery and taking a wrong turn or two due to the poor signposting.
Gone Fishing (no, not really). Back soon!!