Meanwhile Mr 17 was enjoying a great time at camp. He spent most of his time up a rock helping to run the abseiling base. Frequently I'm amazed at how different my children are from me. This would be one of those times since I am not sporty and neither do I have a head for heights.
When we were at home we spent time observing the changes in our Monarch caterpillars. What a difference a week makes. Last week we had a few very tiny caterpillars. Now we have a much greater number of caterpillars and they are noticeably larger.
For the past couple of years I haven't had a diary/planner/journal or the like since I simply couldn't find a style that I liked. Any planning, lists etc have been jotted down on whatever piece of paper that happened to be close to hand. But then I stumbled across bullet journals - perfect for list-makers (that would be me!) or so they claimed. Inspired by this I have designed my own planner/journal - taking from the bullet journal system but adding my own tweaks. Finally a system that works for me and that I can easily change as my needs change. It's making me very happy!
I should get plenty of opportunity to use my new planner/journal next week. Our unstructured time is coming to an end since Miss 14 has a week long trampoline day camp. I intend to use the time to finalise plans for the school year. I know some Mums dislike planning but I enjoy it, so I'm looking forward to next week, albeit while ruing the freedom that this week afforded.