The first half-term of the new school year always feels like a slog. It's great to be back into the swing of things and to meet your new classes, but the long hours and busy days can be exhausting, and the half-term break always feels well earned when it arrives.
Which is on Friday.
It really has been a packed half-term so far, full of fun things and new excitements, and it's been so good to be back at school and doing lots of teaching and learning. I really like my form (seriously, they are hilarious!) and my classes are proving to be fun, challenging and lovely in all kinds of ways. RS is fun, my Year 5s are a great giggle to teach English to, and Year 6 History is as interesting as ever. But the pace of life, the up-at-6, home-at-8 combo, has been really draining. So it's nice to be on the home stretch.
Just a few more days and autumn break will be here - nine days of reading, napping, and relaxing. I have a little work to do, but it's definitely on the backburner for the duration - just a couple of afternoons. And I'm so looking forward to heading off to Bruges with Matthew for a few days of chocolate, walks in the autumnal air and Kwak.
What are you looking forward to, lovelies?