I love my job, but my god do I appreciate a holiday. Seeing friends for the first time in months. Seeing family for the first time in months. Getting hugs for the first time in months. Reading. Running. Viperthon. The sunshine coming out. Longer days. Lighter nights. Sleeping pretty well. Releases of some brilliant books. … Continue reading Half term joys
Reading a whole book in 2 sittings when you've been unable to concentrate on a book in ages. Christmas presents in the post. Wrapping (despite the fact I hate it) well co-ordinated presents. Watching Drag Race and cutting out. Voices of Fire. Being able to use something time and time again because it works. Watching … Continue reading Happy times!
I used to regularly do happy things posts, but 2020 happened and I stopped reflecting on the things that make me smile and keep me going. (I've just looked and the last time I did one of these posts was in May... so yeah, a WHILE!) Today then, I am bringing back the happy post! … Continue reading Happy things…
Hello! So here we go: week 3 of lockdown. As I write this, we haven't had any updates on how long lockdown will be lasting, but I don't see it being over any time soon, and I certainly don't think my life will be going back to normal any time soon. I have days when … Continue reading What’s keeping you going?
Half term wins... Reading an awful lot of books. Going to London. Receving a proof I never thought I'd own. Sending messages to friends. Having a working date and actually being productive. Spending time with a twiglet and a Joey. Having many many delicious breakfasts. Being productive. Doing something I'm really proud of. Geordie Gifts. … Continue reading Half term wins
Hello! I've decided that I'm going to make Monday a "me" post day. By that I don't mean I'm going to be posting all about me... but it's not necessarily going to be a bookish day: it might be about school, about my life, about my MH: it'll be something personal, not necessarily bookish. It … Continue reading Monday = Me day
The start of a new decade is a funny thing. We all know I'm a proper sentamentalist and I'm an emotional person. Seeing everyone's posts about 2010 vs 2020 made me think about all of the things that happened to me from 2010-2019. I went into it thinking "I've not really achieved/done a lot in … Continue reading A decade in the life of me…
Having time to myself. Spending time with my favourite people. In jokes. Knowing that I can switch off and switch back on. Seeing my Welsh pal for the first time in forever. Train travels. Reading. Spending quiet time with people. Naps. Laughing a lot. Excellent food. Breakfast. Lots of breakfast. Lie ins. Hot water bottles. … Continue reading Half term happy post
Colour coordinating my timetable. Rainbows. The sunshine. Raining so heavily that there is nothing to do but stay in and read. Getting things ready for my classroom. Cutting and laminating. Sorting and getting rid of things that are not necessary. Getting loads of books ready for September. HAVING A SCHOOL LIBRARY IN A ROOM. Clearing … Continue reading Start each day with a grateful heart
Things that have made me smile recently Books. My family. Meeting Baby Joey. Spending time with my friends. Quilliams. Tea. Breakfast. Going for walks just for time to think. Witchy Trio texts. The sunshine. Waking up to a light morning. Spending time by myself. Doing a job I know I want to do for the … Continue reading “Be happy: it drives people crazy”