.... for summer !
Well, really it has been out for good ten days now. Our year of home educating has drawn to a close with two weeks of AS Level exams, and now it's time for the long wait until we found out how well we've done.
Of course, the fact that I have been ill and that DD was therefore perhaps encouraged a bit too much to draw on her own resources means that, if she does well, it will be to her credit - and if she doesn't, I'll be to blame. Somehow the division of praise or otherwise always seems to fall in the same pattern. Oh well :o) I am just pleased we reached the end of another school year alive and well - and really, more well than any of us have been for a long, long time.
So, what's DD decided to do with her long summer holiday ? She has all this time on her hands now, she says, so she might as well dedicate herself to becoming fluent in another language. And in order to give herself the best chance to do succeed, she might as well concentrate on the language that she already has the best command of. Which, in her case, would be what you might call her mother tongue.... Or at the very least, her mother's native tongue, Croatian.
Which is great. No really, it is :o) But how come that, once again, she finds herself with all this time on her hands, so she decides to fill it by finding me summat else to do. Because, of course, the best possible way to become fluent in a language is to make the best possible use of the native speaker you have living under your roof. So much for school being out for me....
But hey, looking at the bright side - this must say something about my teaching skills, the fact that she wants so spend her long holiday making good use of them. Right ?
In other news, the long weeks of getting the house market-ready have also drawn to a close, and we should be on the market some time next week. The valuations so far have been more than we hoped - let's hope that the buyers agree ! And so starts the merry-go-round of viewers and viewings and, hopefully, in the not too distant future, surveys and solicitors and movers and packing and.... A new home :o)
Never a dull moment here. Not sure if that is a good thing or not.....