Sunday, 20 December 2009

more musings

We had another homestudy this week. Got to the nitty gritty of how Flash and I met, what we thought of each other, what we like about each other etc. It is something that you normally take for granted in a stable relationship, so it is a lovely boost to self esteem and confidence to hear your husband talk about you in glowing terms. And I hope he felt the same about what I said about him. We also had a debrief about prep course and one of the things picked up was that we didn't seem comfortable joining in some of the role play/visual/practical elements of the course. we both strongly disagreed. As lecturers, the techniques used on the course were very familiar learning tools and over the course of our careers we have tried and discarded several of them. So having them used on the course when we felt that other methods of getting the point across would have suited us better was something we commented on. I am sure others on the course found them useful however. I think that just because we did not fully interact in a particular activity does not mean that we cannot see what it means or understand the message behind it. So after a long chat with Bonnie about this I think we were all reassured as to our real understanding. This probably sounds quite vague and confusing, but if you go through a prep course, you will understand.

So to Christmas. Lots of friends visited, (even braving the snow to be sociable) and all pointing out that this could be our last Christmas as a family of 3. And the sudden realisation that approval in April is really not that far away. I am getting a little impatient now and want to subscribe to CWW and BMP but also feel that it would be too much of a jinx on the process to do it too soon. See what battles between head and heart are set off by this process! I showed my mum the BMP website and she was nearly in tears just looking at the short profiles. GOK how she will be when she starts getting more information about what some of these poor kids go through.

Anyway. In case this is my last post before Christmas, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Friday, 4 December 2009

a quiet week

Not a lot to report this week. We were supposed to have a home study appoinment this week but it was cancelled through illness. The common cold has a lot to answer for! Off to London this weekend to see Grease the musical. A birthday present from Flash. Here's hoping we manage to avoid the London Christmas shopping crowds too. We are hoping to add in a visit to the Tate modern too if time allows and I have requested a dim sum lunch in Soho. I don't think he quite knew what he was letting himslef in for when he booked it! My Christmas shopping is going well - via the internet as I really hate shopping, crowds and queueing for the park & ride. Bah humbug!!