Sunday, 29 September 2019

September round up


I finally managed to pop down today to plant my Spring cabbages.  Life (ie work) has been rather busy and full on at the moment so finding time to go down to the allotment was lovely. It truly is an oasis of sanity.  I'm really not happy at work for lots of reasons so I'm looking for joy in the other things in my life.


Cauliflowers and Kale in the raised beds at the front of the house


Purple sprouting broccoli


Inside the polytunnel: 2 types of spinach, cauliflowers and purple sprouting broccoli plus my strawberry runners planted up in pots!  I feel such pleasure when the things I plant actually grow!

In other news:  my eldest son's girlfriend has moved in with him and I spent yesterday moving loads of boxes (mainly books) into his wee flat.  They're good together and I'm really happy for him. 💕

My middle son turned 30 (eeeek!) and got his PR (Permanent Residency) to stay in Australia.

And my youngest has started the final year (4th) of his degree (radiology) and looks set to get a First if he maintains his grades.

When I'm doubting myself, I look at my kids and think I did ok 💓


9 comments:

  1. Good job on raising a bevy of resourceful young people! Sorry to hear your job is rather demanding at the moment - any thoughts of retirement?

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  2. You did great.
    I'm sorry about the work - it can be tough when things aren't right there. Hoping it resolves/eases soon.
    xx

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    1. Thanks but unless there's a major shift in policy at local government level things will not get better. The level of violence and disruption in primary schools is shocking :-( Luckily not me personally, but as union rep I get a lot of of upset and angry teachers coming to me because management is not able/willing to deal with these children. They cannot be expelled and exclusions are very rare.

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  3. Sounds as if you did more than OK with your kids. I wish there was a way of removing self doubt, we would all be much better without it. Work is such a big part of life, sorry yours is not too great, hopefully it will change.

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    1. Ah, self doubt. It has a habit of sneaking up on you, usually in the wee small hours when you can't sleep!!

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  4. Sorry work is a pain. Schools seem less able to cope with bullying etc these days, even though there's a lot of talk about it. At my granddaughters school there is a child who has been complained about since p1 (now p6) and all they do is move her from class to class each year so they can all get a turn! It seems she bullies her parents too - they 'daren't' say no to her!! Heaven help us! Nice you're enjoying the allotment though and you did good with your kids, don't doubt it! x

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    1. It's the violence against staff that's the huge issue. Plus children trashing classrooms. Every day is a 'fresh start' and what a child did yesterday shouldn't be carried forward to today. We regularly have rooms that can't be used because of ripped out sinks, electrical sockets pulled off the wall, blinds pulled down and windows boarded up to prevent them being broken. And not forgetting the obscene graffiti scrawled on the walls.

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    2. Ali thats dreadful, I had no idea! Thats not acceptable in any workplace not to mention it must be detrimental to the mental health of the other children not to mention the staff! You must all keep complaining, it wouldn't be tolerated anywhere else. I worked in a school for children with 'challenging' behaviour and it wasn't tolerated there, it happened but there were consequences and that seems to be lacking if everyday is a 'fresh start'! Now I know why so many good teachers are leaving teaching. Take care. x

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