Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Tuesday

Good morning, everyone.  It's Tuesday, the start of a new school term and I'm as free as a bird!  I know I keep saying this at the start of every new term but will I ever lose that surging sense of unchained-ness?  And I really did love teaching!

But where's the sun?  Oh, dear.  I've just checked BBC weather which says it is bright sunshine here.  No, it isn't, it's dull and cloudy.  Fingers crossed for it clearing up/

Sue (Beechcomber) suggested the other day a way of keeping tulips fresh and, when I went shopping in Aldi, they had some bunches of multi coloured tulips so now each stem of the bunch I bought has a little hole close to the bud and I'm hoping for a nice long display.  They have picked up really well since yesterday so, Sue, thanks so much for the tip.
(I can't help wondering why it works)


(slightly out of focus and not very well arranged but never mind)

Using my camera reminds me that I need to start looking out for a replacement.  It's becoming increasingly unreliable and sometimes doesn't turn on or off properly.  Any recommendations?

Right, well, yesterday turned out to be a busy morning and a lazy afternoon.  In the morning, after tuition, I drove down to the new(ish) Aldi because I like Aldi and prefer several of their products.  It was pretty busy but nowadays I try to park the opposite end of the car park to get a bit of 'body magic' (SW term for exercise!) in, so there was a good choice of slots.  I found everything on my list, plus those tulips and, although the checkout queues looked horrendous, they cleared pretty quickly so no complaints.  I then had a meander around some of the other shops in the retail park - window shopping only - before driving home.

I did a little bit of clearing up in the afternoon and then sat out and did some more knitting.  Very satisfying all round.

Today I have an almost blank page in my diary.  It just says 'schools back' and 'chairs picked up between 10 and 12'.  That latter comment refers to the fact that my increasingly wobbly dining chairs are going off to the local upholsterers, not for re-covering (there's nothing wrong with the upholstery) but for a bit of sticking/fixing back together and generally making them a bit more solid and less wobbly.  Yes, it will cost, but not that much per chair and when you think how much dining chairs cost . . .

I'm feeling a bit more energetic again today so I will do a bit more decluttering, I think.  I have to make myself start but always feel better after doing a bit.

And the other thing I want to do is get the planning for the rest of the week done and dusted.  There's not an awful lot to do and I'm doing more or less the same thing at different levels anyway - some recount writing - which is not merely writing, it is reading, analysis, looking at features and how the author gets a specific effect, planning, writing and evaluating against aforementioned features).  Plus involving the usual SpAG as well, of course.  Phew!
Poor kids!

Well, as I was sp extremely lazy yesterday, I failed to clear the kitchen at the end of the day so I'd better start in and do that first of all.  After coffee, obviously!
Have a super day!  xx





16 comments:

  1. Good morning Joy - I am having a bit of a reading bonanza to catch up in blogland before my Yoga class. I have not had the time to read or comment before Easter but I am so pleased everything went as well as can be expected at your mum's funeral - it will take a few days for you to get back in to the swing of things at home so I would just relax and go with it and not push yourself too much - enjoy the good weather while it lasts!
    I am picking up the pieces again after our Easter/40th party and feel so tired after all the hard work I put in and now it is all to tidy away - I will have to make myself go to yoga today - then I hope to put in some washing and maybe try and write a blog post.
    Have a good day. x

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    1. I've started doing the same with your blog too - I've read the recent one and replied and will go back and catch up. I look forward to reading today's.
      It sounds like you need to take things easy too. These things can be great fun but very wearing. Take care and be kind to yourself.
      xxc

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  2. You sound full of energy today, while I sit here trying to get going!

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    1. Well - maybe sort of full anyway! I'm not expecting too much! lol
      xx

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  3. Good morning Joy. It seems a while since I've been here and I have a lot of catching up to do but, before I do, that first day of term still applies to me.
    The tulips look lovely. Enjoy your day and please send some of that energy in my direction. X

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    1. Welcome back. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
      Here's some energy - and some for Sue too. Catch!
      xx

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  4. What sort of camera do you currently use - is it a point and shoot or a DSLR?

    It’s a lot cooler here and no sunshine but at least it’s not raining. Apparently the rain is turning up tomorrow and we have a couple of weeks of rainy days to look forward to.

    Good luck with the decluttering!

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    1. Er - the former, I think. It's a Panasonic DCM TZ30 and I've been very happy with it. What's a DSLR? Are they better?
      xx

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  5. Joy, I feel the same way as the new school year begins! I loved teaching BUT now that I’ve retired, I love this even more!! We have a local retired teacher group that meets for breakfast on the morning school begins for the year. Our goal is to wave at the buses as they head to school but usually get so busy visiting, sometimes we miss a few! FYI, I manage the website and Facebook page for the group. (lcarsp.blogspot.com). Stop by when you have a chance. We’re a fun bunch!

    Have a happy day! Zenda

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    1. That sounds brilliant - what a good idea.
      xx

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  6. I'm in the same boat today. 2/4 back at school x

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    1. I loved holidays with my two - we had great fun. However, the sense of peace when they went back was - er - significant!
      xx

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  7. the old pin through the top of the stalk trick, always works doesn't it? I saw some tulips in the store today they were $6 CDN a bunch, didn't pick any up though.

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    1. It's certainly working here - the tulips are still upright, the buds are opening and they look lovely. I tended to avoid tulips as they droop so quickly - not any more though!
      xx

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  8. شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر

    شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر شركة المثالية هي افضل شركة تنظيف بالخبر يمكنكم التواصل معها للحصول علي افضل خدمات تنظيف المنازل والشقق والفلل والبيوت والمجالس والكنب والسجاد والموكيت والمفروشات بجودة عالية ومواصفات قياسية حيث تعد شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر اولي الشركات التي التي تخصصت في مجالل التنظيف بالخبر ولديها خبرة كبيرة وعمالة ماهرة وادوات تنظيف حديثة وطاقم عمالة مدرب علي اعلي مستوى فلا تترددوا في الاتصال بشركة المثالية للتنظيف بالخبر وسوف تحصلون علي افضل الخدمات المنزلية من نظافة ومكافحة حشرات بارخص الاسعار

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