MY use of the word came from my beloved Nanna and my mum. I was often told to quit flarching. Especially when my two sisters were in trouble and I wasn't. I'd step up the flarchiness!!
Quite simply, it's being smarmy! It's being over the top with complements/actions towards somebody in order to gain favour and get your own way!!
So, my little sisters would be in trouble. I'd make mum a coffee, want to get on her knee, try my best to get on her good side and be uber uber good. Clearly mother would still be irritated and I'd get told off for flarching!!! Honestly! Parents!! Hands up who's flarched?!!!
Thanks to Sadie, I'm not sure I'd want to admit to it now!!
Another phrase that now makes me giggle is my way of saying I'm hanging out the washing. I have dear dear friends in Canada who always respond in the same way to when I declare in Spring. That it's a glorious day and I'm pegging out in the garden! I'm not saying what they think it means here! I'm far too polite!
Today I'm going on a course 'How to deal with hostile parents'. I wonder if it's going to be answers on a postcard?!! The rest of the school is having a day of transition up to the next class. I'm not required to be there. My role next year is changing and it's going to be very very odd. I'm not going to be class based! I'm going to be full time pastoral support/early interventions officer!!!! We've not bashed out my title yet!! But it's what I've been leaning towards for a long time. One to one support for those who need that extra help accessing the curriculum for numerous reasons. It's going to be hard leaving the academic side. I'm not quitting Maths and English altogether - I'll be doing this in 1-2-1 support, but only in little snippets!
I'll miss the life in a classroom. I'll not miss the stress of being in Y6. I'll not miss endless cover supervision - though I'll still be called upon to do this ad hoc. Keeping my oar in so to speak.
Anyway ..it's done nothing but rain hard Oop North lately. Really hard rain. It's wrecking my blooms! A lot of my plants are going rusty! But yesterday I managed to get out side to sit for just half an hour and noticed my Delphs blooming. Not en masse yet grrrr. But looking good. Lots of blooming weeds sprouting. But a quick hoe will see them off.
Andy Murray's tennis match was a great thing to watch and in celebration of him winning, I made a cake!
Talking of cake, it was our Summer Fair thingy last Thursday and I was one of three manning the cake stall. To say people went mad for my rhubarb and custard cakes is quite truthful!
Two mums were actually 'fighting' over the last one! Feedback was that they were really really good!
It's basically a basic sponge mix with custard powder replacing 50g ( 2oz ) of the flour.
Once cooled, take out some cake from the middle, add a teaspoon of stewed rhubarb and pop the plug of sponge back in.
Then make custardy buttercream using butter, icing sugar, custard powder and milk. Swirl or smudge on and add sprinkles!
I also used some rhubarb essence from Lakeland in the sponge and some custard essence in the buttercream.
I also made chocolate fudge cakes and ginger buns with cream cheese icing topping. I called them ginger cheesecakes!
All for a good cause! Our school!!
Right, need to get a wriggle on. I'll be late for my day of learning!!
Thanks for all your comments on my last post X
Lots of love from
Rachel * Last Monday but one get up* Radiostar xx