Hello! I’m still here…

So, I’ve been feeling more than a little guilty – life here is hectic as can be, and so I find myself with very little time to post, and still less time to comment on the blogs of others (but I’m reading, never fear)…When I do find myself with a spare few minutes I’m tending to be on facebook or myspace (hello there to all of those who read this and chat to me on there…), because what with MTP, reports and parent-teacher conferences out the yin-yang, I’ve been somewhat loathe to sit down and write something of substance for here.

Yet here I am.

It’s a little after ten, and I am scrubbed and tubbed and tucked in bed, smelling vaguely of cocoa butter and spices, trying not to smudge my nail varnish as I type. I’m propped up in bed, fighting against the sleep fairies as my eyelids grow heavier and heavier with each passing minute. I’ve got one eye on Sense and Sensibility – truly a great film (my life is so Austen at the current moment, so I’m going with the vibe). I had promised myself this evening of pampering and filmic bliss (oooh, and cheese and onion flavoured baked snacks and cabernet sauvignon – we know how to live round here!) after another big effort on the dreaded reports, so I am now feeling very relaxed and happy to be approaching the end of the endeavour. Today I wrote my tutor reports, which are at exactly the same time the easiest and the hardest to write.

Our tutees are a pretty big deal at my school. They are our gang, our responsibility, the little folk whose every move we watch and help with. My fourteen this year are lovely, but it’s very hard to do credit to a year in the life of a wee person in 250 words or so. But we try.

Today was my bizarre Monday off. Why did I have a Monday off in the middle of June? Well, my school, in its prep. school awesomeness, does Sports Day in a big way (6 hours long, anyone?). So that was Saturday all day lost to school banter…so in return we get Monday off. Tada! Sports Day was good fun – I was one of the track recorders which was stressful as can be, but also hilarious. Lots of good chat, a lovely lunch and some wine in the marquee, good chat with the yummie mummies and power fathers…And Fi bought me some Irn Bru, so life was good in general.

The rest of the weekend has passed in work and chores and lunches and letters and all those things. School is still on for another three weeks, in which time we have two paperwork deadlines, a ‘move up day’, a school play, a performance in front of everyone by the staff band (singing in front of the kids, eek!), a ball, a concert, and oh-so-many evening events…oh, and all those pesky, day-to-day, normal things….

More soon, I promise!

Love and a great big hug,


  1. Wiwille
    19th June 2007 / 3:14 pm

    You’re going to a ball? Well aren’t you the princess.

  2. Amber
    19th June 2007 / 4:06 pm

    Finally catching up. Seems June is insanely hectic for everyone. I feel a little better about my irregular posting habits knowing that everyone else is as busy as I am. It’s good to see another bubbly Claire post. Happy Summer!

  3. daisies
    19th June 2007 / 7:08 pm

    🙂 i like seeing your smiley face on facebook, lol …a ball ~ wow, that sounds really cool and yes even princessy :)xox

  4. Cheryl
    19th June 2007 / 10:26 pm

    You do sound busy! wow…Also your evening of pampering and fun sounds well-deserved and very relaxing. Good for you!

  5. Miss Ash
    19th June 2007 / 10:30 pm

    It’s good to keep busy 🙂

  6. Christielli
    21st June 2007 / 3:10 am

    Hope you didn’t smudge your nails. I hate when that happens.Sounds like you are one busy girl. 🙂

  7. Elizabeth
    21st June 2007 / 7:32 am

    It must be so fun being a teacher to little kids, getting to witness all their cuteness! But yeah, it must take a lot to do all the marking and report card stuff. How do you figure out who gets what grade when it comes down to it? I think I would have a really hard time with that. I’d either be too forgiving or way too strict! Not sure if I am cut out to be a teacher…but I imagine it’s really rewarding!

  8. Scott
    21st June 2007 / 1:06 pm

    Wow can’t believe that you have to sing in front of the entire student body. that must be some experience.

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