Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Wednesday

Good morning!   Today's font is called 'calligraffitti' and I just hope it is readable.  I find it so, so fingers crossed.

It's been raining a bit overnight.  I went out to the freezer earlier and the ground was wet.  I felt a very few drops but no more but  Beeb says there's more on the way although nothing all that heavy.  I hope they're - I want to go and pick allotment beans!

Yesterday felt very busy but it was also a very enjoyable and satisfying time.  

I popped to Morrison's first thing, to get some essentials.  Definitely NOT panic buying, just one more of things like loo rolls, bleach, that sort of thing.  It's good to know that the over 60s are not being told to isolate (yet) but I like to be prepared and now I feel so!

Once all that was sorted and put away, Christine came round.  We weren't able to find a slot where both of us were free last week so we had two weeks of gossip to catch up on.  Put it this way - we made the most of the opportunity!

Then it was a quick breakfast before I rushed off to the gym for the aqua class which, as always, was great.  All the 'distancing' issues earlier have been sorted out and everything is now done in a safe and orderly way.  We clean our own float weight things but they watch to make sure we do and offer us the wipes so no-one slips through without doing the necessary.  Everyone keeps a safe distance and - well, no worries..

Once home, it was shower, dry hair, hang out washing, have lunch, go over planning, get the table ready and wait for students to arrive.  I'm mentioning to each parent that I'm keeping an eye on the situation and, if tuition has to stop, then I will let them know immediately.  They're all fine about that and I'd be most surprised if they weren't..

Once that was all over, I was a bit shattered really and most thankful that dinner was more or less ready apart from actually cooking the vegetables.
I slept well!

Today is a much easier day, thank goodness.  There's nothing timetabled in until personal training at midday.  I will be popping to the allotment to pick - there will be tomatoes (plenty of them), beans and, maybe, courgettes so I will be well stocked with those plus what I got from Morrison's yesterday.  

The other scheduled thing is more tuition.  It's all prepared but I want to go over all the planning and make sure everything is in the folders.  There's nothing worse than starting a session and finding something essential is missing.  It was always a recurring nightmare of mine just before lesson observations and OFSTED inspections, a bit like that dream where you're sitting in an exam room and find that either you've studied the wrong curriculum or the wrong subject!  

In between PT and tuition, I have things to do, obviously, but plan to take it easy and not rush around too much.
I have a stack of too-big clothes to bag up and take to the Sally Army recycling point, I want to explore the dark and chilly depths of the chest freezer as I've totally forgotten what's down there and I have a messy kitchen to sort out (sadly, an ongoing situation although easily remedied!).  Also, there's a basket of ironing to get on with but I can do that and watch telly at the same time.


I almost forgot - look what arrived yesterday.


I've had this on order from Amazon for over a year and they have been sending me messages to say they were still looking, still looking, no luck yet, etc.  And now it's arrived.  It's a personal-social-historical account of wool's history and its influence on our landscape and customs (paraphrasing the blurb here).
I'm dying to get started but I think I am going to be strong minded and put it away for my holiday (which is still on so fingers crossed).  Also, I'm devouring Bill Bryson's 'The Body' at the moment and very much enjoying it; I have no wish to leave it half unfinished for something else.
I think it was Sue who mentioned it on her blog so thanks very much, Sue (or whoever), for the recommendation.  It looks brilliant.

Well, enough rambling.  I'd better wind this up and brave the kitchen clutter!  I get so tired of an evening, I can't get motivated then.  I really should, it will make the mornings easier.

Anyway - have a great day and stay dry, safe and well.  xx

17 comments:

  1. I do some 11+ tuition and kept it all going through lockdown using zoom , you can share the screen so anything i needed the to see could be seen ! I have a system of parents dropping folders off on my doorstep and then i return them it seems to work ! I use cgp books for VR & NVR and they have a brilliant system there is a code in every book enter the code and you can access the entire book so i can teach from it via shared screen and then they have the workbook !

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    1. I may very well do that for my eleven plussers - if necessary. I have the CGP books - they are very good, aren't they?
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    2. CGP are i think the best out there and the children seem to like them , experiment a bit you need to create an online account then enter the code for the book and lo and behold you can access the book , enlarge sections etc ! it has been a life saver during lockdown !

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  2. All the tuition stuff sounds very complicated....So glad my school days are over! Lol. I'm not keen on this font, I do find it a bit difficult to read. I am enjoying all your font trials though! Xx

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  3. Nice font a bit more difficult to read but just because we are so used to normal typing but it is perfectly legible.

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  4. I prefer yesterday's font but this one was easy to read.

    Hope you don't get lost in the depths of the freezer. I'm trying to be organised with mine in the current situation so am attempting to keep an inventory of what I have. After a few false starts where I forgot to note what I used or added, it's working well. I 'shop' from the garage freezer to the smaller kitchen freezer once a week and it's only the garage freezer that I maintain an inventory for.

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  5. You keep busy for sure! That sounds like a very interesting book, good luck in the freezer!

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  6. You keep busy for sure! That sounds like a very interesting book, good luck in the freezer!

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  7. That font is a tough one to read for me for some reason.

    I enjoyed the knitting book even though I'm limited to dishcloths

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  8. Love your blog...as to font-the bigger the better and the plainer the easier...two blogs in U.S. Nanaland and Ramblings of a Retired Lady-they use the best fonts ever...easy to read and follow...old eyes you know...

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  9. This font seems to be a bit like marmite - love it or hate it! Thanks for the comments.
    xx

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  10. Not too sure about this font. Perhaps a bit darker would be better for my poor old eyes.

    That book, wow, I bet it will be very interesting.

    God bless.

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    1. I think it will be too. I am looking forward to it.
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  11. Sorry I can't read this en masse so I have no idea what you have written about, although it's great for short posts as it is pretty.

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    1. I won't be using it again - it is attractive but . . .
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  12. I doesn't appear as if anyone here has begun panic buying yet. I would think people are more prepared anyway. Lockdown reminded me of the need to keep a full store cupboard whenever possible. X

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    1. Personally, I think it is just sensible really and I am very grateful that I don't need to live from one shop to the next shop or wait until my cupboards are bare before I can justify buying more.
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