Pinch punch, first day of the month, white bunnies and all that.
Hard to believe we are two thirds of the way through the year.
The day has dawned bright and sunny, but with a nip on the air.
So what does September hold for us?
The kids go back to school next week, so early morning traffic will increase for the school runs, but we will begin to get our town back.
It’s been good for business, and as holiday resorts go, has a lot to offer for all ages.
We’ve learned that the best time to go into town is before 10am, and shopping is best done elsewhere. The beach hasn’t been as packed as I’d thought it would be, but the cafes and ice cream parlours on the prom have been doing a roaring trade, and the park has been full of people having fun on the crazy golf, bowling green, boats on the lake, and kids cooling off in the paddling pool.
September is a busy time for us.
We have the car booked in for service and MOT on Monday. It’s going to be expensive, but I’ve been putting the money aside since we booked it having got a quote for the job. It’s a major service so a lot of ‘extras’ which knocks the price up, but as we won’t be doing the mileage now, we can have mini services for the next few years.
I’ve also got my mammogram, so that will be a trip to Cheltenham, some four hours away. Luckily, I don’t have to book as I have a ‘pink card’ and just turn up at the clinic any day but Wednesday or weekends.
We have a few bills coming in this month too, like our buildings and contents renewal as come the 23rd, we will have been here a year! The quarterly water bill is also due but everything has been budgeted for and we are still in the black. Hurrah!!
Hubby has said he’d like to change the worktop and tiles in the kitchen before Christmas, so we will be pricing that and me putting the money aside accordingly.
There are a few birthdays this month…. family has already been sorted so it’s just friends and I may have another card making session later.
Now is usually the time I would start thinking about The C word. This was mentioned in the shop yesterday as apparently they will be moving their ‘Back to School’ merchandise to the Sales area to make room for festive stock. Soon we shall see billboards with the countdown of how many sleeps (115 I believe). I’m glad I’m not a parent. I’ve already seen cards for sale on market stalls. Is it no wonder we preferred to celebrate in July? I think I’ll do that next year too.
This December we will be having a quiet time as we have no intention to visit anyone.