1. Heavens! Let's talk about the price of school clothes. Even at our school shop that is slightly cheaper than the supplier I payed R316 for one tracksuit pant and a pair of hockey socks. The fact that the hockey socks was R96 just makes it a tad more shocking.
2. On that note hockey season starts today - the first year A is playing the full format of the game and league. Somehow with rugby and netball this starts at u/9 level and with hockey only at u/11 level.
3. All of a sudden we have cold weather mostly in the mornings and evenings. I adore cardigans - real, soft knitted thin ones with cute buttons. Somehow I always gravitate towards black/grey with red or turquoise in winter. This year it is as if I am trying to extend summer with pastels. And a lovely little shop with the most gorgeous beads has opened at our little local shopping street. She hangs racks and racks of beads in colours - gorgeous. It's one of the moms from school and I will certainly support her.