Project Life Tuesday: Jan 9th-22nd

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So I’m sticking with Project Life, and am loving that it’s reminding me to take photos! It’s a really neat way to look back over the weeks and months. I’m linking up once again with the lovely Jessica‘s Project Life Tuesdays, as I hope to do every fortnight. Keeps me focused to catching up with the project every couple of weeks at least, and I love seeing how others are getting on. Enjoy!

January 9th: A skinny vanilla latte and the walk home. As we start to realise that we’ll be leaving NW3 at some point over the next year (we hope!) for a home in East London, I’m taking the time to really enjoy and savour the little joys of NW3. Walking home from school is definitely one of them.

January 10th: My Christmas present from Matthew was this gorgeous planner from Erin Condren – personalised with badgers, of course! The front badger is for work (most serious) – the one on the back is frolicking and ready to play!

January 11th: finally made it to the pool. Hence the mad hair!


January 12th: a fun day! Work was busy (seriously, is it ever *not* busy?), then I popped into dance class before meeting Eileen for sushi – my first proper sushi, actually! Fear I may now be addicted…


(Friday) 13th January: Eek! A busy day at school, where amongst other things I taught the boys about friggatriskadekaphobia. Never let it be said we don’t strive for a rounded education. Was shattered by the end of the day so I headed home and finished a book in a night. This book was terrifying!
14th January: Matthew and I headed up to Forres for the 30th birthday of my dear friend Erin, who was having a party with another girl from school. We spent most of the night (when not cutting a rug on the dancefloor to 90s cheese!) chatting with Sam and Julie in the naughty corner. Fun night!

15th January: Ah, the wait at Luton for your taxi. Matthew and I are now seasoned pros at this!

January 16th: After work Eileen and I headed to a book reading (with *quite* an interesting crowd…) to promote a new book called ‘Tired of London, Tired of Life’. After that we headed to Trojka for soup, latkes and awesome pancakes.

January 17th: In ‘Mystery Club’ the boys and I made collages about words we wanted to focus on in 2012. Mine is ‘reading’ and this is the work in progress…

January 18th: One of my favourite things to do as a teacher is to call, write or email when a boy is doing really well. This was the perfect day to break out the ‘A Note From Miss Thornley’ postcards.

January 19th: One of my focuses for this half term with the boys is appreciating and celebrating differences. Skittles and blue cakes are but two of the props I used for this.

January 20th: Actually a pretty stressful day with a to-do list as long as my arm….but everything seems a lot simpler and happier when you’re cuddling a cute bunny brought in for show and tell!

January 21st: Had lots of fun on my first DIAD (Done In A Day) with the Junior League, painting a hallway and some doors for the sweetest lady. No photo on the blog, but it was super fun. And later in the day Eileen and I went for cake and I had the best red velvet. Seriously, just typing the sentence is making me crave it!

January 22nd: On birthdays and suchlike, the boys often bring in cakes. One boy brought these darling personalised cakes in – could they be more precious? I saved mine till Sunday so Matthew and I could enjoy it with a cup of tea, and I may steal this idea for a future birthday of mine!

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10 Comments

  1. sharon71
    24th January 2012 / 11:01 am

    Gee Claire, you get up to some really interesting things. Get snapshot of your life.Thanks for sharing.

  2. Megan
    24th January 2012 / 1:52 pm

    Badger personalized? Now that might be the best present ever!

  3. Emily
    24th January 2012 / 2:20 pm

    I'm dying over the "serious badger for work" on your planner. HA!And now I'm craving cake. Thanks for that. 😉

  4. camilla
    24th January 2012 / 3:04 pm

    I love any excuse (lesson or otherwise) that uses SKITTLES!

  5. Riot Kitty
    24th January 2012 / 4:25 pm

    Ooooh, saving a cake to share *is* true love!

  6. Scarlet
    24th January 2012 / 5:32 pm

    Very cool and entertaining post! I want to hear more about that London book and did you know they have a fear of the #13 jewelry collection? So funky!Happy Day to you, amiga!

  7. Katie's Nesting Spot
    24th January 2012 / 5:59 pm

    I am so jealous of that planner, I've been drooling over the coolness of it in Tiny Prints for ages! Also, love that you send home notes when the kids are good! I used to teach K and did that too, the parents were always a little scared to hear from me a first, I used to call. But the postcard is better because it's something tangible they can hold onto.

  8. Wiwille
    24th January 2012 / 6:57 pm

    I'm sure those Skittles were put to good use.

  9. April
    25th January 2012 / 1:02 am

    great to have some pictures of yourself, I want to incorporate more pictures of me in my pages :)http://aprilbest1981.blogspot.com/2012/01/pl-week-three.html

  10. The Wallace Family
    25th January 2012 / 1:33 am

    Love all your pictures for this week. I know how you feel Fridays I am whipped and want to do nothing but lay around:)

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