Good morning, everyone. It's dull, damp and there's a dodgy weather forecast for today. What a shame for the first day of the holidays but next week is supposed to be totally the opposite. I have three working pedestal fans and it sounds as if they will all be needed! Thank goodness they use minimal power.
Yesterday was so busy!
It started off with a meeting in school. I'm the governer with responsibility for monitoring assessment and progress so three times a year I meet with the assistant head for a fairly in dep0th meeting. This one was interesting because all the final assessments and tast results are now in so there was a lot to look at and discuss.
After that, I wandered around, wishing people a happy holiday before it was time for leavers' assembly. That was great fun although I got a bit tearful as those two classes are the last two I taught at the school and from now on I only know individuals, not whole classes. End of another era for me.
By the time that was over, it was raining hard, much to my dismay, as I had no coat. I did, thank goodness, have a brolly which did the trick.
Once home, Beth arrived, we had a natter, she went up to work while I finished packing and set opff to Dad's. For once there were no holdups apart from the usual one at Little Hadnam. They seem to have finished the improvements to the A120 at last, thank goodness.
Talking of improvements, for well over a year now there's been a dip at the opening to the road where I life (which is a cul de sac so you can't go the other way) that has gradually got deeper and deeper until it has started causing damage to cars. Finally, at long last, after numerous complaints and damage claims, they are repairing it so there's a three way traffic light system in effect. I bet that caused havoc at school times as the parents use our road as a parking place when they drop off their dears and pick them up again and behind the school parking is all taken up.
It's obviously a fairly big job in a small way, it's not just a case of leveling it off with tarmac or whatever they use nowadays. They've done one half by digging a huge deep hole and filling it up solidly. Well, it'll be lovely when it's done, that's all I can say.
In the evening, we went out to the Millstream with Ann and Zoe from next door and had a lovely time.
I expect today will be quieter. The forecast isn't great but I do want to take a walk to Bickerdikes for some liquid tomato food so I may be dodging the raindrops. Apart from that, I will be reading, chatting, doing not a lot really. There may be a bit of shopping to do for Dad although he keeps up with that sort of thing pretty well. I'll see if there's any clearing or sorting out he would like me to do.
Have a lovely day, everyone, whatever the weather. xx