Monday, July 25, 2011

Just saying hello.

Hello!! I hope you are well. We haven’t vanished, but it has  been quite a strange period. On the day the boys had their last day at school, we got a message that the oldest one couldn’t go to the school we had applied him for. So within less than a week we had to find him a new school. Not easy for a boy with ADHD! Most schools don’t want a challenge like that and come up with a lot of excuses.

At the end of that week we finally had found him a place. He does have to do some assignments and the exact class will only be known as soon as the school starts after the holidays. But at least he has a school to go to.

At first we weren’t planning to go away this summer. But after all the excitement we really needed a holiday. So we started looking and we got more frustrated by the day. It is so incredibly expensive to go away for just one or two weeks that we just couldn’t afford it. Then we found out about this company which makes tent trailers. We were immediately in love. Did some math and, yes, we bought one.

I had to take a picture from the web, but this is what it looks like:


It’s huge and  because of the windows on the sides, there is so much light in there, that even inside it is as if you are out.

Last Friday we went to pick it up, and the plan was to go camping this weekend. Just the two of us, because both  boys are away. Well, if you are in Europe you will know what happened this weekend, if not: let’s say even in the fall you would call this very bad weather! The wind was very hard and the amount of rain was incredible. Even temperature dropped below 15 degrees. Not great camping weather. And because we were only having two days, we decided to stay at home!

The plan is to go for one or two weeks, somewhere in August, so let’s hope it will be nice summer weather by then!

Something else now. Next to our house there is a very small alley. And this is the time that young seagulls are learning to fly. Quite dangerous if you get too close, because mother seagull will certainly attack you. Now there was this little seagull, who didn’t want to fly and tried to hide from his mom. So he hid in our alley.


Don’t ask me why, but in the alley there is a mirror. And this little seagull really thought he had company. He looked at himself, one way, the other way, did some steps to the left, and to the right, and had another, closer look.


But the other seagull didn’t really get it, so he got a bit of an attitude, and tried to get a reaction that way.


But the other bird was cocky too and so he really had to attack him.


This ‘fight’ of the seagull(s) took about 10 minutes.

Groetjes, Dorien


Teje said...

Hi Dorien! I'm sorry to hear about the mess with the school! That's not nice to go to an other one.
Your new tent trailer looks very inviting! I do hope you have good weather for far away in autumn so you can make lots of great trips!
Thank you for your amazing and funny bird story!
xxx Teje

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Dorien..I had a chuckle at the images of your bird 'in fight' too! I hope you'll be laughing in August with some great weather for a camping trip in your georgeous big tent and I hope your boy gets into a school that suits his temperament soon as well.