Dear Reader, it's been too long, and I'm sorry.
Too long, 147 days too long. Or over 200k minutes.
Since my last post, not since I saw my mother, or did a good deed.
It's not been uneventful, I've reached a mini milestone on the path towards teaching, having achieved an A* in my English GCSE (amidst a sand storm on the grading of said exams) which I resat in May.
I did drop the study after the examination, which quickly ran into the summer period, where working schedules had to be adjusted to suit the boys being home. Typically Mrs J would finish work at 2pm then come home and we'd perform the age old square dance of parental hand over..... I would then venture into the abyss that was London during the XXX Olympiad. Seriously, they threw the bathwater out with the baby, if you catch my drift. Hands up if you were a good Olympic-goer and actually spent some of your time and money in the other part of town that existed beyond St Pancras, and the fabulous Javelin train.
I had a few lucky breaks over the summer, and was very grateful to Emma Mulqueeny for the opportunity to be involved with Young Rewired State "Festival of Code" in Birmingham, a really inspiring endeavour for the yoof of today.
We'd decided to stay put for most of the summer, but we did grab a long weekend with some tweet pals in Roose Point, near Cardiff. An absolutely beautiful part of the world, really enjoyed NOT driving. We took the train, much more relaxing.
On the subject of Olympics......we did get to the stadium to watch the Paralympic athletics on the Wednesday evening, we were very excited and it was lovely to meet up briefly before hand with Tanni Grey-Thompson, who I met through work and have become very friendly with. She was mobbed once spotted, and after having obligatory photos taken, had a quick chat before she had to get back to the commentary box.
September rolled round and school resumed, our eldest is no longer the small fish in the pond, now in year 8. No 2 has started in a new primary school, we thought long and hard before making the change, but we felt he needed to move on for reasons I'm sure you'll understand (if you're a parent, hey maybe if you're not).
Right, I'm in need of a shower (cast your eyes up and to the right) just been for a run, in the pursuit of my other small challenge over the next 6 months, a place in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon!