• School’s out ...

    for summer – day 1

    Four years ago I didn’t think I’d have been writing a post about the school holidays as I left education very disillusioned. However an enforced redundancy from an office job led me to seek out the classroom once again and dear reader I have loved every minute of the last five and a half weeks. The school was lovely, the staff fabulous and the children – well they were just an assortment of delightfulness! I sent my sister this text on Friday morning: ‘I’ve got that wonderful elated feeling you get at the beginning of the 6 weeks holidays that I didn’t think I’d ever feel again.’ Yes after only…

  • Out and About

    Blackpool

    I know lots of you (well if anyone read my posts) would feel repelled by my recent excursion but I’m not afraid to say that I love Blackpool. Why do I love Blackpool? Well I just do. For one week every summer we used to go to Blackpool for our summer holiday it was the event of the year and although we just go for short, generally overnight stays now my enthusiasm for the place has never dulled. I love seeing who can spot the tower first. I love saving my 2ps to put in the slots at Coral Island. I love the fish and chips, the kiss me quick…