November 2019

Knowing when to open up …

2019-11-05T00:42:47+00:00November 5th, 2019|Personal|

Type. Delete. Type. Delete. Having had a half term break last week where I spent most of it trying (and seemingly failing!) to catch up on JustMaths stuff, today was a tough day back at work. No tougher than lots of you would have found it but I came home [...]

July 2019

Digital Detox

2019-07-31T02:25:50+01:00July 31st, 2019|Blog, Personal|

At the end of every year, in the first week of the summer holidays I like to get away. For me it’s a way of resetting the clock and spending some much-needed time with my (long-suffering!?!?!) husband – we could just stay at home and lock away the world but [...]

October 2018

May 2018

A reminder …

2018-05-23T20:29:05+01:00May 23rd, 2018|Personal, Teaching|

Every year that I teach goes in a blur. It feels like I'm on a 6 to 8 week cycle with the bottom of the wash basket** only being seen once a cycle (**insert any household task that only gets done in the holidays!) and then the next thing you [...]

February 2018

Random ramblings

2018-02-02T09:56:28+00:00February 2nd, 2018|From the Coal Face, Personal|

I’m writing this as a way to reflect so you may want to just pass on by … there’ll probably be nothing worth reading if I’m honest as I’m just going to freestyle and write whatever springs to mind so strap yourself in. A few weeks ago I was discussing [...]

July 2017

June 2017

Todays embarrassing moment ..

2017-07-02T19:57:01+01:00June 28th, 2017|Blog, Personal|

This one is better than falling asleep last week on the train because it all happened in public  ... I swear I am a complete and utter knob at times! This morning I was at one of the Pearson collaborative network meetings and thought: "ooh I like that NAVY LINEN dress" [...]

Sooooooo ….

2017-07-02T19:57:02+01:00June 22nd, 2017|Blog, Personal|

At about 8:30 this evening my conversation on the phone with my hubbie went a little like this: Me: Hiya. I'm on the last leg of my train journey - should get in to Brum just after 9. Good day? Him: Yep. You? (he's not a phone person!) Me: Yeah. [...]

April 2017

October 2016


2017-07-02T19:57:05+01:00October 27th, 2016|Blog, Personal|

A few weeks ago I had a phone call to say that a parcel had arrived for me in reception. I'd thought it was just something my hubbie had ordered from eBay and could wait - the new beard trimmer he had ordered a week or so before (that we [...]