It’s been a week of transition this week with H going back to school after 5/6 months off. These first pictures though are of one of our regular garden visitors. We have quite a few creatures passing through the garden. Birds, squirrels, frogs, probably other wildlife. I glimpsed a fox this week disappearing back to his den next door, but he didn’t hang around for a photo. We have two cats that regularly come through our garden. One belongs to next door. The other is this handsome, but rather annoying fellow. He likes to whine to try to get into next door’s to eat their cat’s food.
He doesn’t just limit his attentions to next door though. He’s often trying to get into my house too to get at my cat’s food. Sometimes he succeeds too. Usually he makes it in if he takes advantage of an open door while I am down the garden in the greenhouse or something. He’s got quite brazen though and will come quite close and will try to get in whillst I am sitting outside reading in the garden. Here he is trying his luck. I don’t know whether there will be too many more chances to sit out and read in the garden – the weather has an autumnal feel already and there’s some signs of the leaves changing colour. One night this week I had to put on socks to get my feet warm enough to sleep – it seemed an easier option than getting out the winter duvet.
H went back to school on Thursday. It was all a bit rushed in the end because he’d grown since I got him to try on our existing school uniform at the beginning of the summer holidays. Luckily I had bought the next size up, but hadn’t got it out ready to go. So he was able to wear stuff that fitted, but the shirt was straight out of the packet and had those tell tale creases. It’s also odd that he’ll only be wearing his uniform three days each week because he has to wear his PE kit on the days when he has PE or games.
As H is a teenager I haven’t had to take him everywhere with me over the last few months whilst he’s been off. I do have to tell him where I’m going and how long I’ll be though, so there was a certain freedom to be felt from not having to do that anymore (during the school day). One day I went for a walk in the countryside with a friend, with a cuppa afterwards. Another day I went to the salon for a bit of a treat. I seem to have more time in the middle of the day because I’m not preparing H’s lunch then, but I have to do it before he goes to school. Getting up and ready earlier has given me a bit more time, but I will miss the slower morning starts next week.