Last week was a tough week professionally. A child (not even in my class) made an allegation against me that had to be investigated. Even though I knew it was a totally false allegation it still worried me that I wouldn't be believed and I'd lose my job. Luckily it was a reasonably quick investigation (2 days) and I was completely exonerated. But it's left me very unsettled at work and if I'm honest, a bit resentful of the time and energy I've been putting into it. It feels like I'm not making a difference.
So I'm trying to focus on being grateful that I have a permanent post. And I'm looking at the other areas of my life and being grateful that I am able to do other things. I was looking at my garden at the weekend and thinking it looks terrible. But on closer inspection I found my purple sprouting broccoli was, well sprouting 😎
My curly kale is hanging in there!
My leeks are fashionably baby size
And I found my rhubarb has started peeping through the weeds along the side of the polytunnel
I made these egg muffins with the last 3 eggs from my chickens (they haven't produced any eggs in the last week or so), an end bit of sheep's cheese and some straggly spring onions. They were really tasty! Even though my chickens are freeloaders just now, I am grateful for their funny antics (and their eggs)
And finally, 6 years ago today I met my OH 💑 At the time we had both come out of long marriages and were single parents of our respective kids. Neither of us knew at the time it would become a long term relationship. It's not perfect especially as we're still running 2 houses and not living together yet but we do have very long terms for the future. I'm grateful for what we have at the moment and I am looking forward to the next exciting chapter.