It was nice getting back to school yesterday. Lovely to see the children. Good to get back into a routine again. Great to meet up with colleagues and chat about stuff. It's amazing how quickly one embraces the structure and timetabling of a normal working day again. Diane commented yesterday that when I retire I will have to take something up to keep me occupied and I reckon she's right. I do find that by the end of the summer holiday things have become a bit aimless and sloppy. Maybe I could do 'tutoring' (for want of a better word), although that would tie me down to being at home when maybe I would like to go out and about. It's a shame that a lot of daytime adult education has been slashed, what with cutbacks, etc. I'd love to take up pillow lace again and there's lots of other crafts I have never tried but would like a go - pottery, bead craft, pergamano, all sorts. Maybe things will be easier in a few years' time and there will be more on offer again. Fingers crossed.
Today looks like being a very full day. Solid teaching all the way through (no complaints there) and a meeting after school. Then it's home to clickety clack with the knitting needles as I make can can scarves. Again, no complaints.
I had some sad news yesterday. The grandfather of one of our children, someone I have known for many years, although I haven't seen him recently, passed away last week. He was my age, more or less. The funeral is on Thursday and the headteacher and I will be going. I'm glad I have the opportunity to say goodbye. My thought go to his three daughters and their families at this very sad time. RIP.
|Autumn fruit at Hyde Hall|