Spot the swanky new Ipad holder
Max is entering his final week of working on the farm, so doing some more job-searches whilst taking the few days' leave to which he is entitled.
Ben called me whilst he was roasting a beef joint at the weekend, chirpy because he is well on his way to meeting the targets he set himself for 2014. Rosie too called, whilst roasting a chicken to cater for the week. I'm so proud of them both for spurning ready-meals and making themselves proper food, better both for them and for their budgets.
We're also proud of Max, who played (as sub) for the Winchester RFC First team at the weekend. Just 15 minutes at the end but it gave him a chance, and apparently he is the first person in the history of the club to play with the Colts and then move up through all the teams! Unfortunately they already have a good player in Max's position, so he may not get many more chances. Martin was ferrying someone he didn't know to his own game at the time, and this person was telling him how some really good guy was playing for the firsts that day...turned out to be Max!
I had a relatively clear week, apart from health and dental checks, so have been looking into the Marketing course that I intend to start after Christmas. Quite fascinating, though I am a little fearful that I will not be able to remember facts for exams, or write proper essays. But it is good to have another challenge, and the information will all be useful for my own business.
Dinner with friends, pub lunch, rudimentary planning for Christmas, choir rehearsals, leaf-raking and ivy-trimming have taken up the remainder of the week... and I am just about to release a Syrup Cake from the oven. Happy days.