Thursday, 22 January 2009


I've been rather missing in action from the internet over the last few days as I have a new toy to play with.

Look what I made!
1st ever handspunThis was the first attempt, it actually looks better in person, and may even be knittable!
2nd ever handspun
This second skein is much better and is definitely knittable, though I have no idea in to what!

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

What a day

Despite Tuesday's being my easiest teaching load I always finished the day feeling drained! I teach my 2 most difficult groups and spend the rest of the day planning and marking. After a day at school I also had my first Rainbow meeting of the term. We had 5 new starters tonight which might not sound much but is actually a third of the unit. In addition to that one of the older Rainbows decided that she wanted to do nothing but cry when she didn't get her own way. Luckily I'm remarkably good at ignoring this behaviour and I don't think she'll try it again having hopefully realised it won't work!
I'm also trying to organise a date to take the Rainbows away for a night, it's harder than you think to find a weekend that 4 busy adults are all free on, and you can book the accommodation!
After rainbows is knitting, which is lovely as I get to see al my knitting friends who are always good for just the sort of natter I enjoy, they're a fabulous group of funny, smart and to be quite honest dirty minded women, I love them to bits!
It's after bedtime, but I am determined to keep posting regularly so thought I'd better drop by with an update. Besides which if it wasn't for this blog and Facebook my Mum would have no idea what I'm up to!