For the third year running, I've set myself the challenge of reading 50 books in a year. I have year to manage it, falling 9 or 10 books short but I'm determined! Right now, I'm reading 4 books: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) – a re-read so I can read Go Set a… Continue reading Currently Reading
A Day of Appointments
My first day of maternity leave has entailed a lot of waiting around in waiting rooms with a scan, a clinic appointment and a separate midwife appointment. The scan was fine - still showing an issue with Baby Boy's kidney (which *should* be easily resolved after the birth) but otherwise A-OK; I found out I… Continue reading A Day of Appointments
An End and a Beginning
Today was my last day at work before starting my maternity leave. It was a teacher training day which was actually pretty useful with a particularly uplifting and interesting session with our behaviour consultant Victor Allen who is a complete legend. He has such a calming presence and he also reminds us that above… Continue reading An End and a Beginning
De-Christmasing the House
It always tickles me how differently Rich and I respond to the annual process of removing all traces of Christmas from the house. While I carefully pack the treasured ornaments with a twinge of sadness leaving a mournfully bare sitting room which looks stark without the decorations, Rich is positively gleeful to declutter the… Continue reading De-Christmasing the House
Today we spent some time getting ourselves organised ready for Baby Number Two. I am now 35 weeks pregnant and time is ticking on. We brought all the baby stuff out of the garage into the house and sorted through it, picking out the girlier toys. Whilst I don’t like toys being specifically gendered,… Continue reading Sorting
A Week of Photo a Day
One of my 39 Things was to take a photo a day for a week which I did last week. Using the prompts from Fat Mum Slim, these are my photos: I am getting on well with my list of 39 Things so far this summer and today I am starting the A Week in the… Continue reading A Week of Photo a Day
As I said, I'm a sucker for recording stuff. And a sucker for challenges. So I am doing this for January over on Instagram. These are my photos so far: By the way, was pretty pschyed to discover this free (and simple) photo collage app called Composure for the Mac since iPhoto lacks this kind… Continue reading Daily Photos
This is the desk In my new classroom. I don't think I have fully acknowledged that I am going to be teaching for real come September. I'm equal parts excited and anxious.
Happy birthday, ricardo! This card was from his best mate and is scarily accurate.
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One of my lovely birthday presents.