Morning, everyone! After a shockingly wet and rather windy day yesterday, right at the moment (just after five), it is dry and calm again. I haven't checked Beeb but it doesn't matter to me because I have no plans to go out.
After several nights of great sleep, I awoke at around half three in the middle of a very vivid and not nice dream. It was weird and very much showed the sort of anxieties I had as a teacher, in idiotic form. I had heard about a post in school that had been advertised so I had said I would go for it, although I had no idea what it was. The next moment (as dreams tend to progress) I was watching another candidate teaching a group of four and realised I had no idea what the job was and what I was supposed to be teaching. I asked the head and the deputy who were observing along with several governors and someone from the LEA but no-one would say. I was going to pull out but wasn't allowed to. Then to 'my' observed lesson in my own old classroom - no plans, no learning objective, no outcomes, no resources apart from an old fashioned white board on a easel with kitchen paper bulldog clipped in (that's going back a good few decades now, isn't it?), a whole class of children I didn't know, restless and unsettled and aaarrrggghhh. I woke just as I was getting into my stride with some waffle about healthy minds and bodies and what to do when you feel fidgety! It was terrible.
And then I couldn't get to sleep again.
Never mind, I can snooze during the day but, for me, it was a horrible dream and where it came from, I have no idea.
Yesterday was a lovely, easy, self indulgent day. The hair is clean, the nails are shiny and I have caught up with some new QIs that I recorded as well as vlogs I follow before shutting the bad weather out by drawing the curtains before six.
Strictly was good. I have my own thoughts as to who should go this week but we will see this evening. I know there are spoilers out there saying who has gone but I don't go looking for them.
And the apple was totally delicious. Very juicy, sweet with a bit of tang to it, crisp - everything that a good apple should be. I'm looking forward to the next one now, whenever that will be.
I'm also looking forward to my other columnar trees being delivered some time this month, I believe. A pear, a plum and a Braeburn apple. They should be fine outside and if really severe winter weather is threatened, it won't be too hard to bubble wrap them for a bit of protection.
Today is another quiet day although I will do a few more chores around the house. I have some presents to wrap for Beth's birthday later this month and a few more Twelve Days of Christmas presents to wrap too. I'm doing them early in the vague hope that I will forget details although I will remember one which is a book! I think I'll make sure that's opened good and early, maybe the 27th!
With some nice meals planned, it should be a good day. I hope yours is too. xx