Friday 13 February 2015


So here we are at the last day of the half term, all eager and ready for the break from  - well, I was going to say 'work' but, of course, it isn't.  There's marking to catch up on, assessments to make, reports for consultation evenings to  write and, if time permits, I could get started on the end of year reports with brief notes to organise/adit later.  Oh, those 'long holidays' that teachers get!

I'm a bit weary this morning.  I wasn't in bed much later than usual but, after a jaunt to the Flyer last night for a farewell get-together, it took me a little while to get to sleep and I had a wakey spell in the night.  Never mind, I don't have to cook this evening (S and M are treating me to a Chinese takeaway) and we will have it  early so that we can all have an early night if necessary (and I guess it will be after some Friday alcohol).

It was a lovely get-together for A.  A, who is retiring, was my TA for many years before my move to Y4 and she lives just down the road.  We've always got on well together and her contact with the school is as long as my own, her daughter being the same age as Beth.  I will miss her.

It was a day of farewells.  Two of my TAs have left my class, one to a permanent post in the school and the other to leave the school entirely.  So it was pretty sad, one way and another.  Ah well!

It's a bit damp out there today.  I needed to go to the freezer to get a loaf of bread and got my feet wet.  It was predicted so no surprises and it serves me right.  I should have been more organised and got the bread out yesterday evening!  The temperature seems to be hovering around the 2/3C mark so chilly but not icy.

The food is all ready for the day.  Scrambled egg on toast (yum) for breakfast and then for lunch it is the keema curry that I should have had yesterday evening but didn't.  Dinner is all sorted, thanks to S and M.

Edited to add:  ooops - the bread I got out of the freezer was a fruit loaf.  So no scrambled egg, more like toasted tea cake.  I guess this means a sort of bread and butter pudding on Sunday as I'll never eat the lot before it goes off!

I'm hoping there won't be too much sorting out to do today.  My lovely TA stripped the display board and got the backing paper up so that I was able to print out and mount the banner with the new theme title which is intriguing the children.  Grand Designs, it says.  Of course, it is a Design Technology theme so there will be plenty of making going on!


  1. Sounds fun can I come too!!!

  2. The more the merrier, Diane! :-)
    J x

  3. Mmmm, toasted tea cake and crispy bacon ...

    Enjoy the Chinese and have a lovely half term (holiday - ish)

  4. I'm having pancakes with bacon, banana yogurt and maple syrup tomorrow morning. Yum.
    J x