The positives for me from
the past week are:
I told my boss at work
that I will be leaving in the summer!
I work just two days a week, term time,
but, and I know this is really pathetic,
those two days cloud the rest of the week.
I've been a Teaching Assistant at
the same Primary school for 12 years
and my job has changed A LOT in that time.
(officially Best Husband in the World)
suggested that I give it up and put
my energies and enthusiasm into our
new upcycling venture, along with
supporting him as a
We'll have to tighten out belts (yet again),
but I'm really looking forward to
getting started on the next stage of
I'm so relieved that I was given
'permission' to give up reading
Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel ;D
It has been more of an endurance test
getting through each page than a
pleasant reading experience.
I was discussing it with my friend, Ali,
who is an avid and enthusiastic reader
and she simply said,
"Give up on it, Jo - life is too short!"
She's right, of course.
Why was I putting myself through it?!
I should point out that some people
LOVE this book.
I SHOULD have done - it's a period of
history that I usually enjoy reading
about and I've no doubt it was a worthy
winner of the Man Booker Prize.
It's just not for me.
Still on the subject of books,
Alix from Used-to-Bees
offered to send out some books that
she had enjoyed. I asked for one
of her choice. It arrived this week -
'The Hundred Year Old Man Who
Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared'
by Jonas Jonasson.
I'm really looking forward to getting
stuck into this one.
I loved Alix's idea to send out books,
so once I've finished this one I'll
be passing it on in a similar manner
- watch this space!
I am loving the new cd
I bought today while doing my manic
trolley dash round Morrisons
(the cd is a necessity, you understand).
I'm listening to it as I type
'Anne Hathaway - I dreamed a Dream'.
I've been waiting for this deluxe double disc
version to come out. The first cd issued
was missing a lot of my favourite songs,
such as this one..........
Do You Hear The People Sing?
I just NEED the dvd now
(out next month in the UK).
I enjoyed a coffee and catch-up
with my dear friend Sue, even if we
did both start crying about her sweet dog
who sadly died recently.
I loved watching
on the tv the other day.
My goodness, The Queen doesn't stop!
I am in awe of her and the job she does
and has always done for the country.
Don't you just love the manky electric
heater in front of the beautiful fireplace
in Buckingham Palace?!
We've got a heater like that in our kitchen -
to keep Rosie Mae warm at night :)
Grant always says Rosie lives like
a Queen, he's proved his point!
Last year was an incredible year for the UK
(Olympic Games, Diamond Jubilee)
and it was really enjoyable to relive it.
I'm enjoying taking part in
which is basically a scientifically backed
Rocking Your World Friday
(Virginia was ahead of her time!).
I have a couple of invitations to offer,
so if you would like one, please let me
know (you need to have a Facebook
account to take part).
That's about it for today -
linking with Virginia,
our Rocking Queen.
I wish you all a lovely weekend.
Wrap up or keep cool,
whichever is appropriate for your
part of the world.
(We'll be wrapping up with
yet more snow forecast.
Where are you, lovely Spring?!).