Saturday 21 December 2019

Merry Christmas

In a few hours I'm leaving to fly to Melbourne to spend Christmas and New Year with my middle son.  See you again in the new year!

Have a lovely holiday however you spend it 🎄 xxx

Saturday 14 December 2019

Nearly finished!!

I just have a few finishing touches to do but it's nearly finished!!  I still need to touch up where the carpet fitters damaged some paintwork, finish cleaning the blind and add a few bits n pieces.  But it's just about done 😊

Before and after looking towards the window

Before and after view from the window side

Now I need to start getting ready for my holiday!

Friday 13 December 2019


In 100 days I will be 54.  I know this thanks to the memories thingy on FB when I posted about being 50.

At 54 I can ask for a full projection of my teacher's pension.  I could work out how feasible it would be to retire at 55.

Exciting and scary at the same time.  Could I?????

Thursday 12 December 2019

More qualifications

I finally got my OU certificate (check the date!!!)  It's not the degree I was working towards years ago but since they wouldn't allow me to continue (they've made huge changes to how you earn a degree) it's better than nothing.  It's taken a lot of phone calls and emails over the last 9 years to clarify my position.  But, I can now add Dip Ed to my BEd.  It proves I'm not brain dead afterall!

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Bah Humbug!

I am desperately trying to get into the festive spirit (and failing!!) So I thought I'd share one of the songs my wee class are singing at our school concert.  It definitely helps with the bah humbug feeling!  Even our visiting music teacher didn't know this one so I was rather pleased about that.  My kids LOVE this song and at the full school rehearsal yesterday it went down a storm.  The first 'real' performance is on Friday for the senior citizens.  We're up first! I hope they're ready for us.