Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pocklington - 4 years on

(4 years - and some classic issue 4 - Steranko's Nick Fury, Seth's Palookaville and Ellis and Cassaday's Planetary)

Oct 19th 2006. A special day in Bruton family history when we moved the 131 miles up north from Birmingham to York (all detailed here).

It's now been 4 years since we moved, and it's honestly been the best thing we ever did. The house is lovely -even though we're still trying to get the builder to fix the bloody roof properly - yes, still trying - roughly 3 and a half years after reporting it and we're still having problems. All I can say is thank god for the NHBC. The fuss of getting the builder to do anything is incredible, until we get back in touch with the NHBC and within half an hour of them phoning the builder he's on the phone to us arranging a time to come round.

Louise's job is still great, my job in the primary school is still the best thing I've ever done. But best of all, Molly is completely settled into life here in Pocklington. Her primary school was lovely, a perfect place for her to grow up. And then we had the secondary school non-problem. A choice of two, catholic in York or local comprehensive. My heart goes out to any of our friends in Birmingham going through the nightmare of getting schools sorted.

So she's settled into her secondary school - loves being big and grown up, has a great time with her sport and after school clubs (she's on the Netball team already, plays football, hockey and wants to do basketball as well). The only downside is the problem with homework. It's just about settling down but it's been a big shock for her (and us) and we've had no end of arguments about it - the teenage years are going to be fun, I can tell.

So 4 years. 4 great years. Here's to many more.

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