I appear to have been faced with this paradox on a frequent basis since my last post a (metaphorical) million years ago. The dull things in life such as moving house, starting a new job, shopping for food and cooking the tea have stolen the precious moments that I used to have to sit down and write some rambling thoughts. On the plus side time has also been stolen by many house viewings, dinners with friends, many coffees and cakes, wine, pudding parties and dancing so I guess that you could say I am striking a healthy work life balance!
For those of you that have eagerly awaited an update on the decoration of the *my* new office you need wait no longer! Unfortunately it is not as decorative as I would like at first glance but look a little closer and you will find the subtle (or not) signs of my personality.
Look at the door - adorned with a pink mini white board so that the students can leave me a message if I'm not around (and being a 0.5 that is quite frequently!) Another member of staff commented that this was a risky manoeuvre but so far the only message I have had is a smiley face :D
My desk - the home of pretty stuff! My 1950's Melaware jug masquerades as a pen (and related paraphernalia) holder. My pink hole punch and matching stapler (I like to staple things, it makes me happy). My pink Scotch Tape holder shaped like a snail (every girl needs one in her life, with the exception of those with a fear of Gastropods') My illustration calender (which has once or twice given my the inspiration for a lesson plan!) and my mug of glee; usually filled to the brim with hot Ribena.
Finally we have a shelf of inspirational goodness. I have waited over 5 weeks for these shelves to be put up and it was like Christmas when they finally arrived! Things are organised in pretty floral patterned filing boxes and easily accessible.
where we were greeted with fresh flowers and homemade cake.