Thursday, 10 November 2011

Hitting the High Notes

It seems that my little girl is sneakily growing up on me.

I had to take her to an open day at a college yesterday!   How did that happen?

We had good chat with the people there about the course that she wants to take, which is animal care.  She loves animals and this is certainly the best direction for her to go.  She is not sure if she wants to go into the veterinary side or not - she also likes the idea of working in a zoo or rescue centre, or even becoming a "dog whisperer".  Whatever she does it certainly sounds like a good life, and who could want more for their children?

Today is one of those wonderful foggy autumn days.  I love the fog - they way it softens the sounds around you and takes off the rough edges like a Gaussian blur on a portrait photo.  It also seems to make car drivers a little more cautious which makes cycling that much more pleasurable.

I bumped into an old boss of mine last night!  He is a great guy who I owe a lot too.  He even went out of his way to gate-crash my wedding - and a most welcome gate-crasher he was, too.  Hoping to get together for lunch soon to catch up on things.

This Christmas I will be returning to an old hobby of mine - wine making!  I used to have tons of equipment for this, but that all went, so Mrs RC is going to set me up with new stuff.  I made some really good wine when I was younger and had a lot of fun in the process.  Watch out next year for inevitable tales of triumph and disaster!  Place your orders now!


Anonymous said...

"Like the time I learned how to make wine and then I forgot how to drive."
"That's because you were drunk!"

Rock Chef said...

Wigsf - Hm, I can't forget how to drive, but I will have to hope I don't forget how to ride a bike!

"Abby" said...

Yes, I hear that whole the-kids-grow-up-so-fast thing. My oldest is honing in on a college. It's nice that your daughter has a pretty good idea of what she wants to study.

It is kind of strange that bicycling in fog is in many ways "safer" than on a clear sunny day, but so true.

TechnoBabe said...

Sounds like a good place your daughter is heading. Caring for animals in whatever field she chooses is humane and loving.

agg79 said...

College already? Good lord, man, that'll make you feel older. I admire her aspirations/goals and hope she can realize them.

Wine making? I used to dabble in beer making and it was an interesting, but time consuming hobby. I cannot wait to hear about the first bottle of Chateau de Rock Chef.

Rock Chef said...

Abby - It is a big change in our lives when the kids reach this stage - letting go isn't very easy. At least my daughter is staying at home, unlike my older son who will be moving to the other end of the country for Uni!

TechnoBabe - Yes, and she will be so good at it too. She has far more compassion for animals than she does for humans...

Agg79 - Yes, next year we have 1 going to college and one going to Uni! Chateau de Rock Chef - I like it! Might print labels!

terri said...

It's great that your daughter has a clear idea of what she wants to do with her life. So many kids find themselves aimless.

The fog always amazes me too, but in different ways. It makes everything feel a little bit eerie... just enough to be kind of fun!

Can't wait to hear tales of your wine making!