that summer is drawing to a close. Pictures taken Sunday morning on our dog walk along the river Rife in Ferring.
I feel quite sad about that. I have enjoyed the summer and have endeavoured to live an ‘outdoor life’, being outside as much as possible. Sadly the weather has been indifferent during August, so I’ve not been outside as much as I was in July. I even swam in the sea several times this summer!
So September rolls in, and the sun is shining! The grey overcast weather has gone, at least for today. Of course, we always say that the weather turns good once the schools go back, which is next week some time, right? (Now I have grown up children I don’t know what date school begins!) But September still brings that ‘back to school’ feeling, new pencil cases, new stationery, new school uniforms, all bringing a sense of starting again, another chance to do well. Good luck especially to all those starting a new school.
Reflecting on this reminds me how hard it has been to start something new in August. This August I began training to be an assessor for Citizens Advice Bureau. What has surprised me most, is how hard it is to study in August, when I am still in holiday mode! However, the training is going well, there’s lots to learn, but it is all incredibly interesting. I have completed the first stage of my training, now it’s observing assessments in a bureau and doing supervised assessments myself.