First things first, thank you for all the lovely comments, emails, etc. after the mini wobble last week. I was just so very sad. It only lasted about 48 hours, but it was a necessary evil, methinks. There were situations and things I needed to be sad about, and I feel better for having hit the low. Thank you for letting me do so!
So now I am on summer break, which feels a bit like coming off of the motorway where you’ve been barrelling along as fast as possible, heading up the slip road and sitting down for a picnic. It’s nice and all, but the change of pace is a shock to the system. I’ve done quite a bit in school today also, cleaning / sorting / filing, and will be in and out during the next fortnight. And then, up north to visit the Scottish contingent 🙂
The end of term itself was the usual whirl – Thursday was eeevvvviiiillll (trying to get the kids and all their stuff and their binbags of games kit out), and then Friday was a bit of a love-in – hugs and thanks and cards and prizes and presents and then all of us staff getting together for curry and a few drinks. We also said goodbye to two of my good friends, which was sad. And the staff band I help to front performed, which was amusing.
Saturday dawned crisp and sunny and clear and I spent the morning drinking tea and relaxing and generally having a great time. And then I drove up to Liverpool for a ‘Doctor Who’ party at Casa Jamanda. Top fun! Dalek cookies, lovely conversations, more Doctor Who than you can shake a stick at, and lots of silliness. And then Jamie, Laura, Amanda and I spent most of Sunday in our PJs chillaxing, talking, and being silly. Ace.
Yesterday I hit the housework (long overdue!) as I had to be in for a package to be delivered. Of course, the package never arrived. Grrrr. But now both my flat and my classroom are at the halfway point of a grand tidyup – it looks awful but it’s getting better 😉
So the next two weeks are sort of potter-y – lots of bits and bobs to do, and maybe a few jaunts hither and thither – Brighton? Birmingham? Harlow? Bracknell? Towcester? MK? London? I just can’t decide (holiday brain!). And then, to the north, to the north….