|My lovely school girl|
January has gone so fast! Michela went back to school and soon started attending an after-school club, allowing me to plan my work/voluntary commitments at leisure. We tried once a week and have last week upped her attendance to three days a week. She loves it and would go every day but we are lucky to have got any day at all as childcare options here in Cambridge are oversubscribed. Still, being a transitional city for some (academics come and go), there is always hope that a place will turn up sooner or later!
Aside work, I'm back helping at the breastfeeding drop-in and at Michela's school. I also started a breastfeeding support course, which I have been waiting for a long while! Now is a good time as I have enough experience and hours to devote myself to it. I did a UNICEF course early last year, but it was a short one and since then I have been wanting to do further training.
In the last months of 2011 I had a 'midlife' crisis (I think I blogged about it - Shirley Valentine style) but I'm happy to report that I'm feeling much better. I have pledged to look after myself so I'm taking propolis (which has helped with my serial cold/throat problems) and even started a Pilates class. As I work sitting at a computer for many hours, I needed to do some exercise and cycling was not enough. I also got over the palaver of the eye test, which is a long affair due to my 'complicated' prescription.
So, I'm feeling more energised and a bit more positive about this year. Let's hope it is a good one for everybody.