Journal, Simple Life

Back for the Summer


Back when I was waist-deep in PGCE stress, one of the things I was looking forward to in June was being able to blog more regularly. I miss writing and am looking forward to writing as much as possible over the summer. Yesterday, we returned from a week in Bognor Regis with ricardo’s family. It was a lovely break after the hardest (academic) year of my life. I feel quite strange to be at home with nothing I absolutely HAVE to do RIGHT THIS SECOND. It’s a nice strange, but it’s still strange.


We went away the day after my last day at university and it all feels like a bit of a dream at the moment. I have qualified with so little fanfare, it almost feels like it hasn’t happened. I had a lovely evening out with my PGCE buddies after a frustrating day of (mainly) sitting around and waiting. At no point did anyone say ‘you have passed’ – don’t worry, I have – so I am left feeling a bit deflated.


Our week away was a good break in which I was able to spend all my time with my husband and daughter, something which I had done precious little of since September. We had surprisingly decent weather; when we arrived, a gale was blowing which made us fear for the rest of the week but it soon calmed and the sun shone for most of the time. We were able to treat Baby Girl to a day at Peppa Pig World which was fab. We visited Chichester, Brighton and I even managed to finish two books. We stayed in a lovely house right on the seafront. The beach was pebbly which means we were not able to keep our promise for Baby Girl to build sandcastles

Now we are back, we are trying to find our groove. Ricardo has washed and hoovered the new car, picked up just two days before we left for holiday which was just as well since we managed to fill up the estate boot! I have spent a couple of hours cataloguing our DVDs as we have too many now to look through when we want to watch something and we also can never remember if we already own something when we see films we want on sale. It is a job I started what seems like a lifetime ago and it feels good to have it almost done (just the TV boxsets to go :-S). We are using iTrackmine which seems as good as any sites/apps we have found and it’s free.

So this is me, back for the summer. It’s good to be home.

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