Good morning, everyone. Here we are at the start of another week, well into the second week of lockdown 2. I've unlocked the front door to put out some recycling stuff and it's dry and doesn't feel too cold, which is nice after the amount of rain we had yesterday morning. To be fair, the sun did make an appearance from time to time but never for long before the clouds rolled over and more rain fell.
It was a very pleasant day. Beth came around for lunch and we had a good old chit chat before setting off back to her home with the computer monitor. Unfortunately, it seems that it is her PC that's on the blink, not the monitor, so when she went home late afternoon, she took with her my old laptop which will be hers when various bits and bobs have been repaired anyway. She can't be without a computer right now the reason being . . .
Do you remember that a few weeks ago I had received some really, really good news. It's OK to say now but, after a long time of searching, she had found a job and one that I think is right up her street. It's supporting people with mental health problems in the workplace.
Several years ago, people from Access to Work came to school to look around my working environment and to advise senior management what could be put in place, etc, to support me with my hearing difficulties. This seems to be the mental health version of that.
It's been very tough for Beth over recent years and we're hoping this will be a fresh start for her.
She hasn't been given a start date yet (lots of paperwork to fill in and get actioned first) and, initially, she will be working from home. A laptop should be provided but, until then, she needs technology to stay in contact with her future workplace.
Anyway - she has my old laptop!
Sue was right in her comment; Strictly was more than a bit of a surprise but I was so relieved that none of my real favourites was out. Bill is number one in my book because not only is he proving to be a super dancer, he has so much humour and character that he demonstrated very clearly in his dancing. I like Caroline too and my third favourite is Ranvir.
No spoilers but, as it wasn't the couple it really should have been who left, it would have been my second choice for dance off.
(that doesn't quite make sense but you know what I mean)
The other was a real and utter shock!
Today there are three things in the diary but none of them are anything to fuss about. Jeff comes round this morning to sweep up leaves and generally make the garden look neat and tidy. I have to get in touch with someone from school to arrange a governor's monitoring 'visit' which will be online. Thirdly, I have a chat with Dad arranged for later on this afternoon.
As well as that there's washing, housework and clearing out so I certainly won't be bored today (am I ever?).
Have a really good day, everyone, stay warm, safe and well. xx