Monthly Archives: April 2005

Nap time

I find the first week back after a holiday really tiring – I think it’s the shock (mind you I’d prefer the shock than not have the break).

This evening while I was at Dave’s he asked if I was going to have a nap while there, or wait until I got home. I replied confidently that I was going home.

40 minutes later I woke up. One more day before a 3 day weekend – hurrah.

Where has the two weeks gone?

I have been to Barcelona and Lincolnshire, both absolutely marvellous and very different. I went to Lincoln for the first time in about 10 years and walked up Steep Hill – appropriately named and was very relieved that the heavy casserole I wanted to buy was at the bottom of the hill near the car. I got a blister on my thumb from playing playstation too vigorously and spent a really good time with friends I miss a lot.

When I returned I cooked for some other friends – a red wine risotto as a starter, a beef and ale casserole (well I had to use it!) for main course and a chocolate mousse to finish. The excuse for the evening was playing Globetrotter Trivial Pursuit which we did afterwards, all was accompanied by good wine, including a very nice fairtrade wine – Thandi – which I will buy as a treat sometimes. Now I could do with a couple more weeks off.

Exercise

I got mine by pushing a campervan to jump start it, how did you get yours?

Someone found my blog by searching for – old teacher cartoons – my that makes me feel good.

PCC

I appear to be back on mine (Parochial Church Council) after a 2 year break. What with giving up the music group I figured I could do something else. Very strange comment from Vicar chappy – ‘I was relieved to know you were joining the PCC’ – given I knew he didn’t mean that he wanted me at the meetings (I don’t like a meeting that is sloppily run, or unnecessary in it’s content and I don’t mind saying so). Anyway it would appear that he wondered if my leaving the music group was me running away completely.

Hurrah PCC.

Barcelona

I loved it, well, we loved it.

It was the city that the most people had warned us about in terms of safety. One woman said, “don’t leave your valuables on a coach.” Well… duh. Anyway all was well, a good hotel and a great city.

Highlights

The really wonderful food
Seeing so much of the city from the open topped bus (we’re such tourists!)
Art
The hotel

Lowlights

Hmm really can’t think of any – apart from a rather dodgy stomach on the way from the airport to hotel

I liked the city, plenty to see (lots we didn’t see in the time we were there) that bit warmer and drier than Britain, if you get the chance I recommend it.

a gaudi building
A very curvy building, also known as ‘organic’, as seen from the tourist bus.

I am sooooooo good

I have shredded a lot of paper, including bills and receipts that I no longer need. I am not sure that I made the best choice with my shredder though. It really struggles with 2 sheets at a time and stops entirely every so often, I wonder if I can exchange it for being useless 3 months after I bought it?

I also sorted through lots and lots of papers, then filed them.

I didn’t buy clothes when I went shopping earlier, though I did buy a memory stick – well it was nearly purple, oh, and 6 “Tycoon” games, let’s hope they work on this computer.

I did ironing so we can go on holiday on Monday (my parents are coming tomorrow so I don’t know how much time we will have tomorrow).

Er, that’s probably about it – though I have been very good all day.

Woo Hoo

One more day to go ’til I have 2 weeks off. Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah.

Plans for the two weeks? Hmm, well I should be careful, when it was the long weekend I promised myself a relaxing time. That did not happen. So 16 days…

Barcelona for 4 of those days, only just realising that it is coming really rather soon. Friends in Lincolnshire for 3 days. Other than that, lots of ideas but no actual plans.

Roll on 3.30pm, I intend to be racing the kids out of the building.

Rosemary

I was a little confused by this heading in a leaflet of basic information about the Catholic Church. It was written by a year 7 (11-12 years old) and he insisted that Catholics hold a Rosemary to help them pray. I did wonder whether it was the herb or the lady, but perhaps either is acceptable?

Things I have done since I last wiblogged

Taught approximately 480 children
Marked exercise books and tests
Had 2 meetings
Went to a 50th birthday party
Played an hour of badminton
Slept (but not enough)
Drank too much wine (especially Friday)
Made lists of songs for 7 Sundays
Bought a birthday present
Went out for a pub lunch with lots of people from church
Became totally addicted to Masterchef goes Large

Oh and loads more stuff