is school over yet?
We are creeping towards the finishing line and we aren’t doing it gracefully.
I pulled up to Che’s school gate this morning a good five minutes late, expecting to be the only mum doing so. It’s a sure sign of the times when there’s a line 10 cars long, bedraggled children dawdling towards the school gate, tired mums gasping for coffee. I’m sure those office ladies weren’t happy about the amount of late notes they would have filled out today.
Last night was Che’s final drama performance. I spend all year hearing about his classes and yet it’s only at his final concert that I get to see him on stage. He has such a calm presence on there, even when he is playing a French celebrity chef (his accent was on point!). There’s nothing quite like watching your children on stage…dancing, acting and doing it all with such joy. Concerts are such a big part of this time of year for us and while they do require expert precision on the organisation front, they are always a pleasure to experience.
Ticking things off the December list is going slowly; summer has most definitely arrived and the humidity is stifling. It’s definitely not conducive to productivity! That said, I’ve just about finished my Christmas shopping and I’m turning my attention to recipes.
We do a simple Christmas dinner with a few meats and lots of salads. I’ve been making this jewelled salad for about four years now and it never disappoints. It’s a vibrant addition to the Christmas table and it adds a little Eastern flair to the salad department. While I really don’t like buying fruit from overseas, I make an exception for pomegranate…this salad just wouldn’t be the same without it. It makes a really big batch so will quite easily feed a crowd or, if you’re lucky, you’ll have leftovers for Boxing Day. I also make a classic potato salad with lots of mint, a garden salad brimming with rocket and herbs and pavlova because…Christmas.
Our house smells of pine thanks to the very best tree we’ve ever managed to find and excitement is brewing. Only 9 more days of school to go!
Are you feeling weary? Looking forward to school finishing? Feel free to share any inspiring salad recipes if you have them!