The first day of the summer holidays was a weird vibe. Exhaustion combined with the usual anticlimax meant that all of us were out of sorts one way or another. Add Covid in the house into the mix and the disruption from the garage conversion currently underway and it was not the blissful peace that… Continue reading False Start
Beginning of an Ending
Friday just gone was Evelina's last Friday at Primary School. After seven years of being in her little one class entry school, always being the oldest in the school (the school opened with her class so now she is in Year 6, the school is full for the first time), having a lovely group of… Continue reading Beginning of an Ending
Skies from our Walk
Harper and I took advantage of the cooler evening to go for a longer walk this evening. The skies were on point.
I Know This is True
Cooking on the barbeque in the summer and having just grilled meat with salad for most of our meals is the best. I know this is true. I am not cut out to be a primary teacher. Spending a couple of hours with some Year One age children (i.e. Austin's age) whilst I chaperoned at… Continue reading I Know This is True
Term has ended and if we weren't about to move out of our house and be homeless for 4 months, I'd be so excessively chill right now but as it is we have a LOT to do before Friday morning. It's a strange feeling to be moving without our house being ready (built!) and because… Continue reading In Summer
What a summer! A fantastic holiday in the Cape Cod area and oodles of time with my Linapie has meant for a fun and busy month of August. With only a week after we returned from holiday before starting work, it has felt like I haven't had chance to catch my breath. Now I am… Continue reading Summer Break
I have just been on a boat on the Norfolk Broads with Mum, Dad and Lina for a couple of days so I am sitting at the computer swaying slightly but feeling pretty good about the face that I managed to post a picture every single day in July using the Fat Mum Slim prompts.I won't… Continue reading Mission Accomplished
Outside the Window
Our garden is quickly looking like a child might live here: trampoline, sandpit, playhouse, swing seat and paddling pool.
Red, White [and] Blue
Happy Independence Day to all my American readers! I am very excited that in just a month and a bit, we will be flying over the pond to visit our American family in Massachusetts to celebrate my auntie and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary. We are staying on Cape Cod, an area we have never… Continue reading Red, White [and] Blue
5 Reasons to be Happy
Today is my last day teaching for the summer. My Year 10 group wrote me some messages in their goodbye card and a couple of goodies. We are picking up our new car tonight. Beyond excited for this. Tomorrow, I will be seeing my lovely PGCE buddies who have played a major role in keeping… Continue reading 5 Reasons to be Happy