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.