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A GLIMPSE OF THE OLD LIFE

 Fletcher started school last September and whilst I was most definitely not that mother crying at the gate (no offence if that's you) I have to admit at first it felt extremely odd leaving my child in a room full of other 4 year olds, most of which he had never even met before and then putting your trust in a teacher to look after him along with 25 other children and also trust them to understand how to check his blood, calculate how much insulin to give him and then make sure he gets the correct dose of insulin blah blah blah.

Thankfully over the last 7 months the teachers and teaching staff at Fletcher's school have all been absolutely wonderful and I can't fault them.  Knowing that he is in safe hands at school makes me much more comfortable leaving him there and I can't express how nice it is to have Thursday's and Friday's to do my own thing or if Dylan is home we try and go out for the day. It really is almost as if you get a little bit of your old life back, just a little glimpse of it, but its just enough because as much as I loved life when it was just me and Dyl, I love it so much more as a family. 

It also means that I can get all my cleaning done in peace, I can paint rooms in record time, declutter all day long and hit the shops without having to pretend the child running around the store screaming doesn't belong to me! You'd think with all this spare time I would blog more wouldn't you?
Anyway over the last couple of weeks whilst Fletch has been in school Dylan and I have been making the most of our free time and we've been going out on his bike exploring Cornwall and what it has to offer.  You can't beat being on the back of a motorbike the wind in your hair and as a passenger you really get to take in all the scenery, oh and the free parking is also an added bonus. We went to St Ives a couple of weeks ago and stopped off for tea and cake at Porthmeor Cafe, it was an absolutely glorious day. And just last week we rode to Padstow and stopped off at the Cherry Tree cafe again for tea and cake. Were hoping the weather is good this Thursday so that we can go out again. Its definitely keeping our relationship fresh and exciting, something which I really think is important as I have spent almost half of my life with Dylan and 10 years being married to him.

So yeah, this is kind of a little catch up/chatty post on how things are in my life at the moment.  I think age 5 Fletch is my favourite so far. He is so independent now, he has a brilliant personality, loves being outdoors just as much as we do and we get to have a teeny tiny glimpse of our old lives for a couple of hours a week whilst he's at school and then get to have fun family days out at the weekend.....best of both worlds and I don't feel guilty for enjoying it.

Keep Smiling
xxx

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