As some of you know, I have 4 children. Two are away and (hopefully!) studying hard at university in opposite ends of the country. My middle girl is now a teenager and busy with school and Sea Cadets. Little one is now not–so-little at almost 7 1/2 and keeps me very busy at home.
She’s just started Brownies and will be enrolled after half-term (oh, the agony of waiting to wear that wonderful uniform waiting in the wardrobe!) Recently, there was a local Guiding Arts and Crafts Exhibition on the island and Isabella had been very busy creating her entries. We knew every entrant would have a certificate for her efforts but it was a lovely surprise to find that she had won not one but TWO rosettes! Silver for her collage of the Brownie Promise badge and gold for a “design for a hat for a wedding”. It’s very hard to take a photo of a girl who can’t stop jumping with excitement!
On the Sunday, we left home at 9.20am and got back just before 10pm…Isabella had spent the day at the Hazlitt theatre with her dance school, performing 3 numbers in a show. Dress rehearsal in the morning, a performance in the afternoon then another at 6.30pm, which is the one we saw. She and her friends did extremely well, especially since the 2 littlest ones only began classes in November last year!
And yes, she still has nail varnish on her fingers and toes! ( There are some advantages to home-ed!)
PS We didn’t go home during the day – some shopping then watching Cali in the District Trafalgar Parade in Sittingbourne,took care of our time, as we also had to take Isabella out to tea between performances. The cadets were extremely smart but true-to-form, Cali managed to evade the camera!