1) The end of the school holidays.
We love the school holidays because we are not obliged to haul ourselves out of our downy couch to face the dark, bleak winter morning and wave our little angels off to school.
However the coming weeks won't be too bad because Gwilym is on work experience in a classy boutique in Bordeaux and starts every day at 10am, so he'll probably get up between 7 and 8, and Catrin only starts at 8 two days a week, so that means a 6am start twice a week. That'll be OK.
The house will be quiet, but that means I can get on with things more easily.
2) The end of the sabbatical.
The sabbatical ends after Easter, which means Easter-time meetings with the mission and with the church elders in Deeside, and possibly with the church council here and denominational instances. It also means that in the next few weeks I have to write up my reflections on the past few years, on the situation in Bordeaux and on our place in the scene for the years to come. In French and in English. And send the document to the various parties noted above, plus some more.
Writing starts on Monday.