Ultimate Blog Party 2011


I am taking part in the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 (at 5 minutes for mom), because it sounded like fun! If you've popped over from there, hello!

A little about me:

My name is Claire, I'm 30 and I live in London, England. I am head-over-heels in love with Matthew, who is twenty-seven (does that make me a cougar?). I live in a cute little flat and work at an all boys prep school, where I teach 8-11-year-olds about history, maths, English and a bunch of other stuff! I love my job (and I blog about it here), but also love my holidays and spending time with my friends and family. All of my family live up in Scotland, so I don't see them enough :(.

I like reading, singing, dancing like a loon, blogging, baking cakes and catnapping. How about you?

This blog started out as me writing about my life in the countryside (I spent four years teaching at a country prep school before moving to London) and then became this chronicle of my happy, silly little life. I really enjoy blogging and am lucky enough to have made some good friends through the hobby.

I smile like a dolphin, I'm obsessed with badgers, I love charity shops and Starbucks, and I like karaoke way more than is legally allowed. I'm looking forward to meeting some new bloggers during the UBP, as well as hanging with the usual fabulous crowd :-).

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  1. visiting via UPB'11 - v. brave of you to teach 11 year old boys! Imagine all the fart jokes you must endure.

    Although, I teach teenagers, so I may just be a little crazy!

  2. Found your blog through UPB11. I was looking at your other blog about your class, what a cute group of guys! And how fun that you include them and their accomplishments in your blogging! I bet their parents love to see their little ones in action!

  3. It's lovely to meet you Claire! How COOL are you, living in London???? That's awesome! I hope to visit London someday! :)

  4. Hoho! I didn't know you were a cougar ;)

  5. Nice to meet you, stopping by from the UBP!!

  6. What a lovely blog you have here. I especially like the name of your blog.

    This is my first experience with the Ultimate Blog party--what a delightful way to meet new Friends with like interests!

    Have a happy day!

  7. Found you through UBP11. Just wanted to say hello!


  8. You had me at "I live in London, England"!

    I have dreamed of visiting England, Ireland and Scotland, literally since I was old enough to know about them!

    I'm going to follow you now and look forward to reading more of your posts.

    Hope you'll stop by my blog and say hi!


    P.S. I went to a British school for a short while as a child, when my family lived in Beirut, Lebanon. I think that's where I became a lifelong Anglophile!

  9. I am now following your from the UBP 2011. I hope you will take the time to like me back. If you could also head to my site and enter to win my contest I would appreciate it ! http://madamedeals.com/blog/2011/04/01/contest-quick-link/

  10. I am still Blog Hopping from the Ultimate Blog Party for 2011 and hope that one of my blogs interests you too! I also do a weekend hop open Thursday's 10pm-Sunday's 11:59 PM EST please come link up your blog, FB and Twitter any weekend!

    http://tawnasplan.com weekend hop here!

    Have a great day!


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