Wednesday, 3 June 2015

In which I fail at holidays, work & exams

We have returned from our Eurocamp holiday. It was an experience, Eurocamp are about to receive a very middle aged lady/rantieauntie letter about said experience. I expect neither of us will be happy about it. Mostly it was absolutely fine but we did have some whoppers of issues that just weren't handled at all, never mind well. We loved Brittany and we will definitely be going back but I doubt Eurocamp will be getting any of our money.


Speaking of money, I have a new job to start next month which I am vaguely afeared of, still with the same charity but in a different role and strategic was mentioned a ferocious amount of times. I'm not really a strategic kind of auntie but as no one will pay me cash money to sit on my sofa and eat maltesers, I have to do something, allegedly  I am too young to retire. This new job will facilitate the buying of afore mentioned maltesers and as I won't have my current job after June 30th, it's fairly handy to be starting the new job on 1st July so.


Chez auntiegwen is in A level mode for the last time, Beautiful Baby Daughter has officially left school and is on exam leave, 3 exams to sit on Fri June 5th, 12th & 19th and then she is done. My patience and understanding and not responding to any goads, taunts, complaints and downright whinges has to last until Fri June 19th at 12.30pm, after that all bets are off. I hope she buckles up. It has been tougher that the other 2 put together and the drama llama has his arse firmly through our door. I made the mistake of trying to console her with the knowledge that she has an unconditional offer and will be going anyway. Apparently that's not the point, I just don't understand. I am also an extremely bad parent as I am never here when she needs me, I am constantly gadding about on holiday and I forget I actually have a child at home. Yes, this is my 18 year 9 month old and not some random infant I had misplaced. 19/06/15 @ 12.30, I keep telling myself that's all I have to get to.


How've you been yourself?

13 comments:

Andy said...

My favourite so far is the 'you don't know what this kind of pressure is like' statement. Ah, our stress free life.....

Andy said...

My favourite so far is the 'you don't know what this kind of pressure is like' statement. Ah, our stress free life.....

Working Mum said...

"drama lama" is my favourite; I'm going to save that one for 7 years time when my daughter is doing A Levels. Can't wait! ;)

K Ville said...

I'm 7 GCSEs into the total 13 with a broken arm arriving at number 5. Stress is not a word I am using lightly. My husband has moved to a hotel in Loughborough because it is easier and we have considered that it may be worth me joining him. So no I agree with her "you don't know what THIS kind of pressure is like"!!!!! I, however, pop the fizzy gin cork on the 12th June and my first sentences will involve words like "the rules of the game just changed" and "do it your bloody self for once" LOL I refuse to accept it gets harder to be an A-level parent - not listening - nope - lalalalalalalaala

Gigi said...

Don't ask Gwen...that's all I can say. Tell Missy that if she thinks THIS is pressure, then she has NO idea what she's in for once she hits adulthood AND has children of her own.

All that said, here's hoping that you (and she) do well in both of your endeavors.



Gigi said...

Once again, have hit publish before I edited my comment...*sigh* see previous comment about adult pressure...

I meant to say, don't ask about what's going on here...far too complicated for a comment.

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Just got through final college exams chez blue sky with a very anxious 14 year old threatening to derail everything. Drastic action was taken to prevent that...

Since then calm has more or less returned and the sun is shining, so everything is getting better :)

PS I don't think you're failing, it sounds like everyone else is!

Little Red Hen said...

Those exams sound like a nightmare for all concerned. We don't have the equivalent here. What is Eurocamp?

London City (mum) said...

All this to look forward to in years to come. Yippee.

Been going round the houses trying to drum up business, sick and tired of pathetic fob offs and excuses, I am persevering like the proverbial bull in the china shop. Eventually someone will pay me good money just to go away.

Aside from that I have finished my book (career guide for women - hah!) and amidst my frustration to get illustrations done by others, I have completed them myself. And mighty good ones they are indeed. Highly unlikely this will end up on the best sellers list, but if a couple of people find it funny (and useful) aside from my brother and my mum, then all's good.

LCM x

auntiegwen said...

Andrew - it really perturbs me that your wee comment thing says Andy, you are not an Andy, you are an Andrew or a mister auntiegwen or a Mr Adventures, although I do like the picture :) x

WM - you're welcome, there are pictures of a drama llama too but my laptop/blogger combination refuses to accept them, sadly

KV - ooh, my husband has been contacting in Loughborough, and I think I use that hotel a lot for work, small world! I do hope COG does well, happy to share a gin with you, I have fancy rhubarb flavour, tres delish
ps A level is just harder because the kids are more afeared because the real grown up world is calling. In auntie mathematical terms, the equasion is written thus

no mummy = no clean pants + no food in fridge + no help to find things/do things you can't be arsed to do yourself/moan at when things go wrong

Gigi - I cannot wait till she has a stroppy teenager, rvenge will be mine mwa ha ha ha. sorry things are a bit tricky xxx

LFBS - glad it is over, may the sun always shine for you xxx

LRH - they have been pure hell this time, when my son was doing his 2 years ago, you wouldn't have known, he is way more relaxed than his sister. Eurocamp is a Uk based holiday company who has many campsites offering caravan and tent holidays throughout Europe, France is especially popular with UK holiday makers, especially those based in Southern England as the ferry crossing over to France is relatively quick and cheap. The holidays are on the whole reasonably priced so v popular, this was our first time.

LCM - well done you on the book, let me know when it's out as I definitely need career advice, I will happily stump up some of my maltesers money for it xx



libby said...

I thought I posted something here.....must have been having a senior moment.......xxxx

auntiegwen said...

Libs - have them all the time, my dear xxx

deludedwoman said...

Hello Auntie G long time no see!!

Glad to see yer still blogging away…I've been poorly and just getting back to me old self….not up to blogging at the mo, but will do soonish….xx