New term, new season

Hello lovely people! How was your summer? As usual for me it went far too quickly. That’s not to say it’s not good to start getting back into some kind of a routine, but I do love the kids being home, not having to get up by 7 every morning and not having to do packed lunches!
Although I haven’t been writing the blog over the holidays there has been a lot going on and all sorts of new ideas buzzing around in my head, from projects that I want to do, ideas for the blog, doing a couple of projects to working out how this will all come together and work with family life 😜 So will just have to see where it all leads to. I would really like to hear from you guys what is going on in your world. Any big changes? New projects, jobs?
Wether we like it or not though, it is the beginning of the new term and for lots of us completely new seasons in our lives. Children starting pre-school, infants, juniors, seniors and even universities. It can be such a time of anxiety when our children go on to the ‘next step’ or when there are other major changes in our lives, some good, some not so good at all. What I have learned from personal experience though is that whilst change does bring a certain amount of trepidation, there is usually good stuff to come from it, new horizons. I didn’t always used to think like that. Change used to scare me and to a degree still does, but if we embrace the changes the best we can, there will almost certainly be blessings in there too, we just need to look for them (sometimes a bit harder than others!).
So whatever is going on in your world, embrace the changes and look for the blessings! ❤️

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  • Reply Sharon September 4, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Great blog Kate, great and interesting reads. My new beginning is a venture in training for a new career. It is a huge step for me and after reading your post I feel greatly encouraged , keep it coming Kate you are amazing . 🙂

    • Reply Kate September 6, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Hi Sharon thank you so much for your encouragement it means a lot. Well done for taking the first step into a new career. What are you going to be doing? X

  • Reply jenny white September 5, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Have to say that I also feel the holidays went by in a blink of an eye, which is very unusual for me as I normally dread the 6 week break!!
    Visiting family at the beginning and end of the holidays most certainly helped, both girls met with friends and they went on The Fairy Trail in Rochester which they both enjoyed.
    I decorated my downstairs toilet, nothing fancy, but now looks presentable, light and bright……..just need hubby to finish the plumbing side lol!!
    We now have Millie’s residential to prepare for and the gala final of her skating experience to look forward to, so fingers crossed for her. Aimee went back into this academic year with a positive attitude and without any wobbles which was a massive relief x

    • Reply Kate September 6, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Hey Jenny, it’s great to hear that you had a good summer, it certainly looked like it from your FB posts. So pleased Amy was happy going into year 8. It’s so hard when they are struggling and such a relief when things are better. Wishing Millie all the best in her skating gala. Thank you so much for your interaction with the blog. Take care x

  • Reply Steve Breeds September 10, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Kate
    Very interesting to hear about what is going on in your life. All change for us as Nathan has come back home from Reading to live as he is starting a PhD at the University of Kent soon. He returned from a three week European tour last Sunday. Matthew picked him up from Luton airport and brought him home and is staying until tomorrow. Hope that you and Roger plus all your children are well.

  • Reply Nicky September 13, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Love reading your blog. Im not keen on change either but it inevitably has to happen. It took me a while to get used to Natalie’s transition from the safe world of primary school to secondary school 2 years ago. I missed saying hello to mums every day. The simple act of stopping to chat to mums on the way to and from school really lifted my day. Its much more isolated in secondary school when there are grown up and its not cool to have mum turn up outside the school gates. My big boy Dan started college in September. He is enjoying this whole new world. Mid Kent is certainly an impressive place. Its big like a shopping centre. It is time for me to try new things when I get better. Lifes unfortunate events led me to a relapse of depression in March,but I will get back. I have to. I love reading your blog Kate.

    • Reply Kate September 13, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Hey Nicky, so pleased that you are enjoying the blog. I understand about the depression all too well. I’m hoping that through people being open and honest about their struggles that we can all help each other. You got through before and you will do it again. I have such ups and downs but with the help of medication and learning how to cope, I manage it so much better than I used to. Thinking of you xxx

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