Catching up

It feels like it has been a good long while since I sat down to write a blog post.  Life, work, health and wedding planning, as well as the usual social loveliness, all conspired to keep me busy.  It’s often the way, I think – the busier I am the less time I have to write about things!  Now feels like a good point to catch up and to get back into the groove of blogging, even if the pace is a little slower than it has been beforehand.  So, here’s how things are!

Life…is good!  I’m such a lucky duck to have so much that interests me and keeps me busy and challenges me.  Whether it’s a chill day in my jammies with the cats, a jaunt out of town for tea and cakes, or a mad fourteen hour workday, there’s always fun to be found.

Work…is going well, and I am grateful and happy to have reached half-term break! My form are super lovely and my classes enthusiastic and I’m so enjoying devising lessons and activities for them.  I’m excited for when we return next week – now we are all settled in and know how everyone works we can hit the academic ‘meat’ of the year well-rested (I always think November-April is the academic powerhouse of the year!).  Plus, it’s the half-term heading down to Christmas.  Awesome.

Health…is a little wobbly.  I haven’t really mentioned it here, but now seems like the time to mention it as the impact over the next month will be tangible.  Over the summer holidays I found a large lump in my abdomen, and through a battery of tests the news and the prognosis was found to be very good – for all its size it is utterly benign, and hopefully easy to remove.  I am feeling pretty well most of the time, but on occasion I am experiencing stomach/back pain and a lots of tiredness – both common side effects of the condition and a definite downer!  I’m having an operation to remove the lump (which I have named Geffen…I like naming things) October 31st – I win on the Hallowe’en gore-o-meter this year.

Wedding planning…is going swimmingly!  Turns out being someone who likes planning makes it much more fun.  Matthew has also been a rockstar – he’s so much help!  We have lots of things booked in now (I’ve bought my dress!) and are so looking forward to the big day next year.  More soon, I have no doubt

Everything else….lots of time with lovely folk; flying visits past to Bristol and Edinburgh, jaunts ahead to Newcastle, Glasgow, Hitchin and Forres; books and TV and cooking; little projects around the house; fun times with Matthew; cuddles with the kits; Junior League adventures; and plenty of autumnal hibernation. 

Hope this finds you all happy and well.  More soon.


  1. Riot Kitty
    21st October 2013 / 9:01 pm

    I cannot believe you named it!! Heal up soon and I hope the procedure is smooth. Keep me posted.

  2. libbywilko
    22nd October 2013 / 8:27 pm

    Sending lots of healthy best wishes for the operation and recovery after it. Hugs.

  3. Siobhan
    27th October 2013 / 7:03 pm

    Glad to see you back and hope to catch up in person soon (health of both of us permitting!)

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