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
We are often told we need to step out of our comfort zone. It is meant to be useful for our growth or a way to keep our brains lively, or something. The problem is that being outside our comfort zones is distinctly, well, uncomfortable. I understand what drives the general advice but the reality… Continue reading Stepping back into my comfort zone
I think I have made it clear in the past just how much I love this time of year. However, the past couple of years, there has been something off. I have tried to into the autumn spirit but it has felt hollow. The usual thrill of being given a fresh start in September has… Continue reading Falling back in love with autumn
At some point last school year - I can't pinpoint it exactly - I decided that I had to make a change to my working life as it was not sustainable as it was. It had been a tough year for a lot of reasons, not all of them to do with my job. Once… Continue reading What next.
When I was preparing to leave to go on maternity leave just before Christmas, I had a lot of teaching colleagues make a lot of envious noises about how lucky I was to go for my 'year off'. If I were doing any other job, I would have been incensed by the implication that having… Continue reading Mama vs Teacher