I don’t often share the personal stuff from our family life on the blog, but when a big event comes around it feels only appropriate. Theo is our third son to be leaving school after completing his GCSE’s last month. The school leavers prom night has blossomed into a huge event over recent years and our family life has revolved around this date. Long gone are the days of a leavers disco in the school hall. Now it is limousines at the Eden Project in all your best finery. It is lovely to see the school uniforms ditched and the posh frocks and suits coming out for the night. Trying to find something to fit a lanky teen isn’t easy, at just over 6f2″ tall Theo is my gentle giant. We managed to sort it and Farmer Nick and I had to pose for the obligatory garden photo with him before he set off.
Living in Cornwall nothing is close by, ‘After Prom’ or the real party was in a field about 15 miles away with a band till 5am. Taxi of Mum and Dad did well that night but never fear, he now has a whole summer of helping out on the farm before going to college in September. I’m sure that will be more than payback for late night pickups and as any parent will say, it was my privilege to see him dressed so smart and having a wonderful time.
All set for school leavers prom night.
Not the only big event this week.
Before I let Theo take all the limelight, I should also mention that Felix turned 18 this week and Clio took her Grade 5 ballet and Grade 6 tap exams. Neither would grace me with a photo but they can’t escape a mention!
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.