Monday, February 22, 2010

"in whom we trust"

Lucy is my god daughter. She is naturally beautiful (very "Kate Winslet"), kind, loving, funny clever and annoyingly practical. My daughters worship her, my husband leaves his "grumpy" face at work, when she is with us, the dog transfers loyalty as soon as she appears and I love her so much it hurts! At, very nearly, 17 years old we feel "privileged" that she seems to happily spend time with us, especially as she has such an active and interesting life ( SO jealous)!

Trust is a funny old thing. You can't buy it and you can't force it. I trust Lucy with my children. From teaching them to cross rivers to guiding them through their "tricky" little problems, I trust her. She was the first person we told when we found out I was pregnant and she is the first person I turn to, when I need to thrash out new ideas.  I believe she trusts me too and ..... "it's a wonderful life"

PS I'm just out of shot in this photograph, wearing a fleece, hat, scarf and gloves. What is it about teenagers that apparently keeps them warmer than the rest of us?????

Thursday, February 4, 2010

off piste

The girls had their first ski lesson last weekend and LOVED it. Sadly, we aren't flying off at half term or even Easter, but many friends are and school is holding a second hand ski wear sale, so we are in the mood! I thought I'd had enough of snow and set off in a bit of a grump (Sunday mornings should be about lie ins!), however, it was amazing seeing them so excited as they put on skis for the first time and toodled off happily with their little groups. The funniest sight was when a very new "grown up" went "off piste" and ploughed into the five year olds, knocking them over one by one like dominoes. No one was hurt and everybody was laughing and my littlest champion learned, there and then to put a lost ski back on! The next lesson is booked for the end of the month and I'm busy trawling through my Esprit brochures, hoping for a last minute miracle deal.....