I am just bushed. But glad to be here :-).
Term is over, and after 4 days of shindigs (whole school assembly, the enticingly entitled ‘Extravaganza’, section supper, final assembly, swimming gala, Year 3 leaving meet, prizegiving AND our leavers service) we are now on summer break. The last week was manic, but had some major high points – section supper was top, top banter, final assembly saw the first performance of our staff band (I had to sing lead on ‘I Say A Little Prayer’ in front of the whole Upper School AND all my colleagues – nerves aplenty, believe me!), and a really moving day yesterday as the Year 8s said farewell and headed off to their public schools (*sniff, blub*). They are going to do SO well. The Year 3s spoilt us with lovely pressies and adorable cards too, as is their wont, so we’ve had a wonderful time all round.
Last night was the staff ‘Curry and Far Too Much Booze’ get-together, which was top fun, and included an impromptu sing-/drum-/strum-/play-along. I have to say, dancing with two small people, singing ‘Dancing Queen’ with gusto and occasionally hitting a bongo was a strangely fitting end to this year!
This morning, I had a meeting for LASA, my summer job (www.lasauk.com if you fancy a peek!), and am now sat in school emailing and preparing to take the last bunch of gifts home. The rest of the weekend will be phone calls, laundry, relaxing in the sun and packing – the first girls arrive Monday morning, so my LASA stint kicks off at 9 a.m….three manic weeks ahead, but some great experiences on the agenda.
How art thee, lovely folk?
Love, as always,
PS This time in a month I’ll be in Scotland! 🙂
PPS And I might have a car!! 🙂
PPPS And I’ll be about to go meet Caroline and Jeremy in Inverschneckie!!! 🙂
Huzzah for the summer months!