Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas Eve

There is snow on the ground.
The log fire is burning brightly.
I'm wearing a massive cardigan and big old slipper boots.

I think it must be Christmas.

Time for a sing-song and far too much food, I think...

Bring. It. On.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Tings wot i realized 2day

1. I have bought all but one of the Christmas presents I need to. Hurray!
2. It is less than a month til my birthday
3. I am officially going to be mid-twenties
4. I am pretty bad at the violin (but I like trying to play it anyway)
5. The sky is ominously white, and looking pretty laden...

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Getting a Sentimental Feeling...

This time last year, I was coming to the end of my time at my most favouritest school I've worked in. I can't quite believe I've been here as long as I've been there. I still feel quite new here. But at the same time, I feel like I know way more people (staff) here than I've known in any other school I've been in. Which is nice.

Tomorrow is the glorious end of term. I'm so excited about not going to work for 2 weeks. Hurrah! Mostly because I'm tired and would like a rest, please. Today I came home and fell asleep for an hour, curled up on my chair. Armchair. Not tiny fold-up dining table chair. That'd just be uncomfortable.

I'm looking forward to going back to the Rents' house too. Although kind of wishing I could have the sort of Christmas day my brother and sister are probably going to have - one with offspring and other half. Still, going home means I am the offspring, so giving my mother the sort of day I can't have, I suppose.


So, the problem with using glasses full of gold and red shiny chocolates attractively displayed as decorations, is that I keep eating the chocolates, and thus ruining their decorativity. (is that a word? it is now). It also means that I keep having chocolate for dinner instead of real food. Not good when the majority of my Christmas presents require me to not be a pie.

(bad grammar. don't care.)

Tomorrow is a peculiar day - all mixed up and confusing. I have my two least favourite classes in the morning (deep joy), then am spending two hours with my form, and then an assembly for which I'm supposed to be doing the music, but have no idea where or when I should be. Which is only mildly stressing me out... And then the staff panto. Which will be ace, I'm looking forward to it muchly.


Blah blah...

Also, has anyone seen my copy of the Usborne Illustrated Book of Christmas Carols? I think I left it at Bourne... D'oh.

The end.

Monday, 13 December 2010


Panto - Drive - Cambridge - Pizza - Seth - Natter - Sleep - Cambridge Market - Supervision - Gourmet Burger Kitchen - Drive - Woburn Sands - CHRISTMAS #1 - Food - Wine - Oyster Hands - Frank Sinatra - Presents - System of a Down - Sleep - Breakfast - Drive - Market Harborough - Bacon Sandwich - Drive - Kettering - Work - Shower - Sleep.


Wednesday, 8 December 2010


Still awake.
Not sure why.
Time for sleep.
Sleeping time.

Sleeping time...

(Christmas) Time...

I really should have done some more work this evening... In fact, some at all would have been good.

Instead, I have been sorting out all the piles of papers that have been accumulating around my house - on my desk, in my bags, up my stairs, across my floor, etc. Now I have piles of GCSE and A level text books, neat folders and recycling in my living room, which will soon be filed away.

Feelings today are a mixture of post-concert buzz, post-concert blues, Christmassy anticipation and an awareness of quite how much I have to do/get done before the end of term. I'm quite enjoying being ridiculously busy, but am also horribly aware of not having sent presents to Australia that I should have done, and neither have I properly invested as much time and energy into Christmas presents as I would have liked to.

I also really need to actually plan tomorrow's lessons now. Yes, yes I do...

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Don't Stop Believin'

Wake up.
Wash up.
Show up.


Meet up.
Go back.
Cook pie.
Eat pie.

Show up.



Friday, 3 December 2010

Three French Hens

On the third day of advent, I :

- have received 3 Christmas cards in total
- ate too much chocolate (thank you, landlords)
- should have gone to bed ages ago
- ran the department on my own for a day
- sewed up lots of holes and worn out bits of clothing
- still have a headache

I also made the mistake of looking up 'sinusitis' on Wikipedia. It warned me that... "in extreme cases the patient may experience mild personality changes, headache, altered consciousness, visual problems, and, finally, seizures, coma, and possibly death."

Great, thanks Wikipedia.

Thursday, 2 December 2010


On the second day of advent, I:

- woke up at 8:12am
- still have a headache
- haven't done all the prep for tonight's MEd discussion
- got the year 12s to re-enact the entirety of Porgy and Bess
- would like to be asleep.