We had a bit of drama last week, the day before the wedding.
I sent Ellie to school in a pair of Ugg style boots.
They were black, (not tan) so the colour was not an issue.
However the boots were.
I had no idea that a pair of £10 boots (which are like air on her poorly little size 10's) would cause such a kerfuffle but they did. I was mortified at how the school damned them and deemed them high fashion and not suitable.
My only response was sorry, but belles feet just kill her in shoes.
Which they do.
Their reply was - well, they cant do much damage as she is in her wheelchair all day.
Nice, I thought. Like I needed a reminder.
I wrote a letter outlining my concern that Belle is not a fashion conscience lil girl who is NOT into make up, boys and music. She is not in a gang, or clique or misbehaved. What could belle possile do so bad to get a bit of a grilling.
I wanted to let Belle wear the boots for comfort and not for fashion. Perhaps yes, they are high fashion but when it comes to comfort Id send her feet wrapped in roll mop herrings if thats what it took for her feet to be comfy.
And her issue NHS ugly shoes (that are late in coming) will not be so frowned upon then.
Oh what a nightmare.
So the letter goes into school and a meeting is made.
Whilst Im at the meeting lots of little things crop up that I wanted solutions for. I was expecting to be met by the heckles of yesteryears nightmare of primary school.
But no, I was met by two of the most considerate of teachers who just want to make all our lives at school so pleasant. I couldnt ask for more at her High school. They are polite, consciencious, eager to help and understanding, empathic, helpful and willing to put 110% into Belles care.
Well, that was it.
I felt like crap after sending that letter but then again, I wouldnt have been writing this down and relaying the information so energetically.
This is one for blogging - a memory of problem and solution with a happy outcome.
I love highschool, belle loves high school.
Never thought Id be typing this - ever!
Met my freind Jaimie over at Courtyard Crafts at Brimstage hall.
Never been there before, Its slightly out of my calling for an LSS of 35 miles.
But I was awful suprised at how quiant it was, set in a courtyard (no trading standards problems there, then is there?) in old buildings with little rooms upon little rooms stuffed with delightful craft supplies.
I can't reveal how much I spent, Mark reads this blog.
I havent been live LSS shopping for ages.
Well, actually I did.
Back at Scrap Camp, but that got knocked on the head. It was the last time I actually stroked paper.
Jaimie and I ate in this cosy wee restaurant with home made cakes and flowers in the rafters.
I JUST LOVED IT.
You must go. The staff are gorgeous and make you spend - but spend wisely of course.
Its all necessary darling.
**couple of questions answered from comments this week**
Digi courses are not compulsory for you to sit every sunday and do. They are sent in bite sized chunks to deal with one at a time, in your own time.
The other digi class comp winner went to Beth Hepworth. Beth knows, I forgot to announce it. Sorry. Well done Beth.