July 2017

June 2017

Todays embarrassing moment ..

2017-07-02T19:57:01+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 October 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 [...]

September 2016

August 2016

Another year …

2016-08-23T01:31:34+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Personal|

I can't sleep. I had all these grand ideas about being able to do a blog post a day but I have slipped easily into "normal" life and spent lots of time doing things that I don't have time to do in term time. To be honest I've tried to [...]

July 2016

Thought I’d share

2016-07-31T11:31:43+00:00 July 31st, 2016|Blog, Personal|

So it's Sunday morning and I've had a lie in but it appears that my god-kids have been up doing some maths this morning. My god-son Vinnie was up at 8 am and his sister Madison ploughed in after breakfast and there was some much-needed golden silence in their household [...]

Blogging and Twitter

2016-07-24T01:06:37+00:00 July 24th, 2016|Blog, Personal|

In October 2014 I wrote a post about why I blog and tweet (I still don't know what makes a good or a bad blog post by the way!) and then in Feb 2015 I wrote my "idiots guide to Twitter". I suppose the point of this post is to [...]

A reminder

2016-07-23T23:58:23+00:00 July 23rd, 2016|Blog, Personal, Teaching|

Today has been the first time in a few years where we haven't been saying goodbye to someone in the team or saying our own farewells on the last day of term - the department is stable and we have no one leaving either. I know this isn't the case [...]