Monday, 9 March 2009

3-Mar to 9-Mar

This weeks events:
- Last week we were on holiday, so no update.
- Whilst we were on holiday we talked about what is going on and the length of time it is taking without any progress. We have decided to 'sell' ourselves to the local authorities out there. We are planning to produce an A4 profile of ourselves with a couple of photos to send out to everyone ever few months or so. Hopefully this will 'remind' social workers out there that we are looking.
- Our social worker has been reading the profiles of three more kiddies. We may be getting some info on them: a couple of boys and their sister. Mary is trying her hardest not to get too excited about them. We have read a couple of paragraphs on them, their picture is soooo gorgeous. They are 6, 4 and 2. Our social worker has read their profiles and there doesn't seem to be anything that we can't handle. The info she has is about a year old so she has asked for more up to date paperwork before she passes it onto us. Obviously, if she reads anything new that is suspect in the latest paperwork then she won't even bother to follow it up with us, she will mark it as a dead lead and we shall keep on looking.

Home and garden update:
- Cleaner. Hmmmm.... anyone local recommend a decent, reliable and economical cleaner? I just had to sack ours for the second time due to not being reliable. I am gutted because she was a fantastic cleaner, the house hasn't looked so good in ages. She just didn't bother turning up when she said she would, and when we have the kids that won't be acceptable.

Car update:
- Spending the last few months making the most of my car, hubby's car to stay with us.

To do list:
- Cupboard safety catches for kitchen.
- Blinds to be put up in kitchen and dining room.
- Yes, we know those two have been on our list for ages, maybe the next bank holiday we'll get our act into gear!

- Studying:
We are both studying to further our careers:
- Mary is doing an NVQ level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development, passing all assignments with Distinction!
- Mungo is doing an OU degree in Computing, he has 30 points so far and is working on two courses this year, 30 points each: 'Networked living: exploring information and communication technologies' and 'Object-oriented programming with Java.' Next year he will be doing a 60 point course. He is currently passing his coursework with flying colours!