So its back to school now and routine. As much as I love the holidays and the adventures they bring I feel somewhat comforted by the order of routine of school weeks. It is only in school weeks that I have a little me time and I really appreciate this time. This week has been a perfectly normal week and after reading Suzanne’s blog post below that is just fine with me.
I haven’t read as much as normal this week but there were a number of blog posts which have really stood out. Suzanne’s post When did Ordinary Become Meaningless
has resonated with me, It was refreshing to read a post which inspires us to look for the little pleasures. It also led me to one of my listens this week, an interesting TED talk by Brene Brown.
The Simple Things magazine was published this week so I read this too, it’s one of my favourite monthly reads.
Mr S and I caught up this week on Big, Little Lies. I finished the book just as the series started so its very fresh in the memory and undoubtedly leads to a comparison of the two genres. I liked the tv series a lot, the actors were outstanding, the music and the whole ambiance created was brilliant but there is so much more in the story not reflected in the tv series. Whilst I recognise its the difficulty of adapting a book I would highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoyed the tv series.
I also watched a quintessential English event to celebrate St George’s day, the Scouts St George’s day parade in a neighbouring town. I watched Little Man and his Beaver friends march and the parade also featured St George and a very long dragon. The parade ends at the town church for a service. Last year it was a bit dry and the Beavers found it difficult in such a formal event, this year they were given the option not to stay, however the dragon and St George had got their attention so they were all keen to stay which meant I sat in it too. I was so impressed by the service designed and presented this year by the scouts themselves, teenagers get a lot of grief but these had worked so hard to make it a fun, informative and appropriate service for everyone there.
Nope, I’m thinking and thinking and have no original makes this week, sorry.
This weather is so unpredictable, after enjoying some of my spring like clothes, during the Easter holidays I’m back to something a bit warmer as its turned so much colder. Spring come back please, I miss you!
This week I have listened to Little Miss practice her French, her class were invited to meet some French children who are in our town for a school trip. She has been so excited and its a delight to hear her saying her little phrases. Whilst my teaching career turned by chance to SEND I am a MFL teacher and have a passion and love of languages.
I also enjoyed this talk from Brene Brown which Suzanne quotes in her piece above. Its well worth a listen on vulnerability and belonging.
I am so excited for this weekend, whilst we have some nice family time planned my excitement is for Saturday night. I am going to a grown up party …. in a castle ( a proper fairy tale castle with turrets) …with a live swing band … for the 40th birthday of a gorgeous friend. Sometimes life is very good x
I am linking up with Morgana at http://www.coffeeworksleeprepeat.com for #littleloves