Well, what a surprise! After the Jack Petchey award ceremony about which I wrote several weeks ago now, I went online and filled in a questionnaire about it. At the end it said if I wanted to be entered for a prize draw, to fill in my email address. I nearly didn't, not ever having had any luck with things like that but, at the last moment, thought 'oh, what the heck' and did.
I only got an email yesterday telling me I have won £50 of High Street vouchers! How lovely.
I have no idea which shops they cover but there's bound to be somewhere I shop.
After that bit of good news, here's the rest.
It was a funny old day, weather wise, yesterday. Sunny, then raining, then damp and slightly misty. November without the cold. I didn't have to go out until evening though, so that was OK. I ploughed my way through a whole load of marking and levelling and can see light at the end of the tunnel now.
We have an addition - no, additions - to the family. Beth's tonkinese cat, Indigo, has had six beautiful kittens. All very exciting and mother and babes are doing well.
In the evening we went out to a place called the Millstream and had a very pleasant meal. A very pleasant waitress gave us plenty of attention but it was hard to keep serious over one bit.
Me: I'd like a black coffee, please.
Her: Would you like milk with that?
Me: er - no thanks!
Civilisation is a wondrous thing!
Today I'm off for some serious shopping. But first - more work! Better get going.