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. Hedgetoad
    1st April 2011 / 4:23 pm

    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. Laurie
    2nd April 2011 / 12:10 am

    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!http://tlmcclain.blogspot.com/

  3. Jessica Heights
    2nd April 2011 / 1:57 am

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

  4. Riot Kitty
    2nd April 2011 / 4:12 am

    Hoho! I didn't know you were a cougar 😉

  5. My name is Kristie
    2nd April 2011 / 7:23 pm

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

  6. Beth Niquette
    3rd April 2011 / 8:54 pm

    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. Sarah
    4th April 2011 / 5:39 pm

    Found you through UBP11. Just wanted to say hello!www.thisfarmfamilyslife.blogspot.com

  8. Cindy Swanson
    5th April 2011 / 12:05 am

    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!http://cindyswanslife.blogspot.comP.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. tawna6988
    28th April 2011 / 4:13 am

    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!http://btrbb.com http://tawnassecret.com Have a great day!Tawna

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