The Home Stretch

The first half-term of the new school year always feels like a slog.  It’s great to be back into the swing of things and to meet your new classes, but the long hours and busy days can be exhausting, and the half-term break always feels well earned when it arrives.

Which is on Friday.

Thank heavens!

It really has been a packed half-term so far, full of fun things and new excitements, and it’s been so good to be back at school and doing lots of teaching and learning.  I really like my form (seriously, they are hilarious!) and my classes are proving to be fun, challenging and lovely in all kinds of ways.  RS is fun, my Year 5s are a great giggle to teach English to, and Year 6 History is as interesting as ever.  But the pace of life, the up-at-6, home-at-8 combo, has been really draining.  So it’s nice to be on the home stretch.

Just a few more days and autumn break will be here – nine days of reading, napping, and relaxing.  I have a little work to do, but it’s definitely on the backburner for the duration – just a couple of afternoons.  And I’m so looking forward to heading off to Bruges with Matthew for a few days of chocolate, walks in the autumnal air and Kwak.

What are you looking forward to, lovelies?


  1. Christielli
    15th October 2012 / 1:42 pm

    I am so envious that you guys get a break. We really could use a fall break here. I am exhausted these days and could use a breather. We're here without a break 'til December now. CRAZY.I'm so excited that you are going to Bruges. You'll love it! Make sure that you have some mussels, beer, and a Belgian waffle. Best food ever in that town!

    • Claire
      16th October 2012 / 3:37 pm

      Thanks, honey! I think I'll have to be sure to walk/cycle a tonne!

  2. Siobhan
    15th October 2012 / 5:28 pm

    Break! I need one of those! I hope you can get through to it and that you can rest lots during it.

    • Claire
      16th October 2012 / 3:38 pm

      Make sure you take care of yourself, lady. You rock. 🙂

  3. Miss Ash
    16th October 2012 / 12:53 am

    Yum, enjoy the chocolate and time away from the hustle and bustle that is every day life!I am looking forward to a Morrissey concert this weekend!

    • Claire
      16th October 2012 / 3:38 pm

      Woot! I love all the cool concerts you catch!

  4. Riot Kitty
    16th October 2012 / 2:50 am

    Congrats! Hmm. Trying to be vegan for a month, so I'm looking forward to cheese enchiladas in November 😉

    • Claire
      16th October 2012 / 3:38 pm

      Vegan? Respect!

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