Wow can you believe it's September already? I'm sure Christmas was only five minutes ago! Anyway hello September! This is a pretty big month for us. It's just over a week till my birthday but more importantly, Ewan and Rhys will be starting their first day at school this Thursday!
It is such a big milestone for children. I'm sure Ewan and Rhys are going to love it, even though I can't help but worry. It took them quite a while to settle into nursery so I think I'm worried they'll find it hard. It is a lovely village school though, and I know the teachers well. So I guess that does help ease my worries a little.
Not only is it a milestone for the boys, it's also life changing for me. My daily routine will be completely different come Thursday. I think this is what I'll be having the hardest time with. I'll be going from having three children at home to just one! This sounds pretty strange to me.
I remember when Morgan started school and it was hard to adjust to that feeling of having a huge part of our lives missing for such a large part of the day. It did get easier pretty quickly and it helped seeing how much he loved school. I also had 17 month old twins keeping my days busy. Weekends become so much more important and we already have some plans for the next few weekends. Though nothing too tiring I remember how exhausted Morgan was those first few weeks of term.
Although the start of Autumn isn't until the 22nd of this month, the weather has already changed and summer has felt shorter than I'd like. We've had a lovely summer holiday together and had loads of lovely days out. I'm excited for the next half term as I should (if all goes well on my driving test) be driving! I've promised the boys a trip to London when I have passed so that would be a nice little holiday for us!
September also marks the start of my next 60 credits at the Open University. I'm actually excited about studying again and the little break I've had since the end of term (last May) has been a welcomed break. I'll be starting A105 Voice, texts and material culture. To be honest it doesn't sound that exciting but the brief makes it a little more interesting!
This is an interdisciplinary module built around the broad concepts of voices, texts and material culture. It will enable you to extend your understanding of the arts and humanities, both from the perspective of specific disciplines and through interdisciplinary study. The module incorporates elements of art history, classical studies, creative writing, English language studies, heritage studies, history, literature, music, philosophy and religious studies. Throughout the module you will have opportunities to consolidate and extend your critical and analytical abilities, to work collaboratively and to develop flexibility in your writing skills.
This module has a test at the end of it which is a little nerve racking! Last term we had a EMA which was an end of module assessment. I think the last time I was in an exam was around 8 years ago while I was doing my A-Levels.
Autumn I think is the best season. As a kid I always loved it because that was when my birthday was but these days I love it because it is by far the prettiest of the seasons. I love the oranges and browns. I love going for walks and having fights with piles of leaves. I just love this time of year!