Yesterday saw us back to school. Much of a muchness. a handful, nay not even that of childers off self isolating due back Monday so it gladdened the heart to hear the rest of them - excited chatter and delight at being back at school with their friends.
Apparently there is a petition ( isn't their always? ) telling the government to shut the schools. As a safeguarding officer I say NO DO NOT SHUT THE SCHOOLS. I'm specifically talking about primary here. Secondary is a whole different massive kettle of fish - numbers of pupils to start with coming from all over the place and more able I would say on the whole to access independent learning. Not all, but most. Enough politics from me!
I wonder how USA has voted - I've not switched the telly on yet. Just enjoying some peace and quiet with a coffee and Bluebell before getting dressed ready for work. Yes I am blogging in my PJs.
Positives of COVID - my findings
there's two main ones for me.
1, Childers now have to come to school in their PE kit on their PE day. This is awesome for three reasons
a] No missing 15 minutes of a 30 minute lesson because of getting changed
b] No PE bags to trip over in the classroom
c] NO 'Miss I haven't got my PE kit' stress of me having to go search for effing spare PE kit for children who never have their kit and the worst offenders - the ones who did after school sports clubs and then went home in their kits never for it to return on the right day.
d] 100% of childers now remember what day PE is and come ready for the day!
OK that was 4 awesome reasons.
Another positive for me is the ability to bring bra O'clock as forward as I like without the fear of folks nipping round of an evening!
Missing going to gigs. I was there. Facebook memories keeps me updated with all the big concerts Ive been to in the past. I miss that buzz of getting a ticket. The anticipation beforehand, the buzz from the crowds of like minded people surrounding you and the anonymity of being able to actually dance like noone is watching!
Now then - my darling daughter has pledged to run 50 miles in November in aid of Dementia and has already raised £255 in sponsorship ( £150 is her target ) - if you would like to support this incredibly needed charity then drop me your email in the comments and I can send you the link. I ask you don't publish it as you know I need to remain as anonymous as I can on here. Thank you.
Oh and yes I did manage to secure some of the white poundland sparkly wool - the sleeves are underway and no doubt there'll be a show and tell pretty soon. My dog bags are available to buy if any one would like to see details etc again just droop me a line and I've also made some little peg bags £10 if anyone would like to buy one!! Waterproof outer fabric, fully lined with handy clip that snaps onto your line. I find the coathanger ones very very annoying! I'll be adding more designs soon.
I rescued my last hurrah of Blue Rhapsodies from the garden to save them from the stormy weather. No filter was applied - they really are the most gorgeous colour and the scent of sweet perfume as I wash up pleases me.
That's enough begging from me and absolutely zero obligation to buy, donate or comment etc on any of the above!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday - it's going to be bright and cold. We have had enough rain for now thank you!
Lots of love from
Rachel *glad to be alive* Radiostar xxx