Monthly Archives: June 2010

A general update

I thought I’d blog as it’s been a while and then I sit down ready to write and think so… what do I want to say?

Trouble is that life is going really well – I know, that doesn’t sound like a trouble does it? It does leave me thining that there isn’t much to tell you though. Still there must be things I have done or thought.

We went to Spring Harvest in Skegness this year, we weren’t going to but then about 3 weeks before hand my husband managed to persuade me it was a good idea and you know what? It was. I no longer go expecting to enjoy everything I go to but equally find plenty of snippets of things that make me glad I went. I loved Saltmine, infact they are what kept me going to the Big Top celebrations every night. I remember thinking the first night, brilliant, we are going to get songs that we know, that was until I got to the second night. I know people go to learn new songs but it is the fact that there are so many of them. Anyway I can’t say I stayed to all of the Big Top celebration each evening but I stayed quite a bit. Friends who I hadn’t seen for far too long came for a day and it was so good to catch up with them. They used to live round the corner from me and I drive past their old house at least twice a day, I really miss them. We had the added bonus of staying with other friends on the way, again it had been far too long since we had seen them.

Work is really weird at the moment, there are lots of changes about to happen and it feels like everyone is holding their breath waiting to see what impact it is going to have on daily life. Part of the problem of being at such a good school is that you know what you are missing if that changes! When I first started teaching I had no idea it could be like it is for me now. I hadn’t realised that every lesson didn’t need to be a battle. Working there is the thing that keeps me in Essex, I don’t want to dread going to work every day.

We have just booked part of our summer holiday – to Southern Ireland, a week in Kinsale. If you have any recommendations do let me know (and please don’t recommend giving Kinsale a miss as we have paid our deposit). We have also just bought a new tent, it’s very big but hopefully not too embarrassing to put up when there are only the two of us going to be in it. We have bought it partly because of Greenbelt (I gave in and said we could camp again once I saw the hotel had doubled their prices), we are also going to try it out for a couple of weekends here and there and are contemplating taking it with us to Ireland for a bit of before and/or after cottage camping.

I’ll stop now and try to find more interesting things to report in the future.