Another Tuesday means it’s time for Project Life. I am really enjoying PL this year and the chance to keep a record of what I’m getting up to! 2012 is shaping up so far to be a fun, challenging and interesting year, and I love the fact that at the end of the year these posts and my Project Life book will keep the memories (big, small, silly and serious!) fresh for many years to come. I also get such inspiration from what everyone else is up to – so much creativity and so many cute pics!
Monday 5th: Such a busy day in school. Between teaching measures and detailing the journey from Marsielle to the Holy Land (Third Crusade, fact fans!) I also dealt with what felt like eleventy-million emails and had a very pleasant lunch with some of my class. I took advantage of the balmy evening, leaving school at 5.30 and going for a little walk up to Hampstead to blow away the cobwebs. I saw this abandoned keyboard en route and just had to snap it – I think it might make a wonderful prompt for my Year 5s in creative writing!
Tuesday 6th: Another busy day, another sensible finish. Another walk, this time with a picture snapped as I reached the area near home, which the local businesses are trying to rebrand ‘Steeles Village’. Love all the fairy lights, as a) I love fairy lights!, and b) Fairy lights = Christmas in my head. And I adore Christmas. This shot is blurry, but I love the different lights and the skyscrapers of the city peeking, twinkling in the distance.
Wednesday 7th: A very productive day in school – lessons planned, observations rocked, resources made (above, some word problems for the gang). Then home to watch a chickflick with Miss Eileen and eat some chips and dips. I really do have a pretty awesome little life.
Thursday 8th: I stayed late marking as I had a tonne of assignments come in and I was out on a trip Friday. Very sweetly two of my boys popped into class at 5.30 to pick up forgotten books and saw me still there and obviously still working and were perturbed and a little worried. I told them I’d be sure to leave by 8, and managed to leave ten minutes earlier than that. Good to get a tonne done, and sweet of my boys to check up on me (I reassured them on Friday that I’d had a chilled Thursday evening once I got home!).
Friday 9th: My picture for Friday was of my class and I don’t put their pics on here, but we did have a lovely (if somewhat eventful!) time at Apsley House (“Number 1 London”), lots of fun, lots of learning, and *plenty* of coffee! My evening included a soda and a catch up with colleagues in our local pub and dessert, tea and chat with Eileen – perfect way to start a weekend!
Saturday 10th: A day of fun! I met my lovely friend Hannah (she knows too much! ;)) for brunch in Spitalfields and we chatted long and lazily over huevos rancheros and sweet coffee. As we’re both teachers and English grads, we always have SO much to say, ha! I then headed to Selfridges and John Lewis to spend some vouchers I’d saved up for treats, and bought gifts, books, bowls and a bag. Then I met dear Rachel, a colleague from my first school up in Northamptonshire, and we had a good old catch up over cheese and coffee. Then I treated myself to a cab home and watched the lights of London from the cab as it wended its way north. Got home, caught up with my lovely, fell asleep on the couch. Delicious.
Sunday 11th: Another glorious day in London! A couple of cancellations meant that I could stay close to home, and Eileen and I met up for brunch at Chewies (amazing eggs!). I loved her cute new dress (very Pan Am, no?) and said I must snap her next to the £10,000 dress in the window of a local shop. She’s such a cutie. Then I headed home where Matthew and I spring cleaned for a good few hours (our flat is now ridiculously clean, yay!) and then settled down to steak, ironing, and Homeland.
How was your week?