LD 10

After feeling so tired and achy on Wednesday night, I woke up on Thursday with a different cough to normal, so I am now in complete isolation from everyone else. I spoke with Andrew and Lis in Australia, and they are fine. I spoke with my Mum after she said she had symptoms. My photos…

LD 10

An early start to get this budget done. After a frustrating few hours, spreadsheets to complete in quadruplet, I finally press the button: financial year end closure, Ta daaa! Every year is the same, and because it’s something that’s done only once a year, you forget all the nuances, checks and balances that you have…

LD 9

Work and more year end prep. The sun was shining although it was cold. Home via the farm shop to pick up preorders of mince and chicken with all safe distances being followed. Dinner prepared and a chicken tikka masala made for another day. Puzzle was duly opened and pieces taken out to start. A…

LD 8

A return to actually working in school. Financial year end waits for no man or woman, although the deadline has been extended to 17th April, but I’m confident that it will be completed by tomorrow! ( no, not an April Fool) So lots of prep, contacting suppliers for invoices, deleting commitments, making adjustments, whilst remaining…

LD 7

The clocks went forward on Saturday which means an hour less to fill! A walk to get supplies with hubby, feeling much colder and windy. Returning hone it wasn’t long until we had hailstones, sunshine, more hailstones, then more sunshine. We filled the afternoon with clearing, as much as we could in the old dining…

LD 6

Yesterday my husband and I were due to attend his club’s annual dinner on HMS Belfast, but due to CV it was postponed. An email was sent through on Friday that if possible still dress up and take photos! What a lovely idea! I had booked afternoon tea to be delivered earlier in the week…

LD 5

Yesterday meant my first journey in the car since Monday to actually go to work! I did wonder if I would be stopped at any point and had my letter ready if I was challenged. Whilst no students arrived it was a very busy morning in school with staff, emails, phone calls to deal with….

LD day 3

Last night I was a part of a conference call for a governing body meeting. A bit different and the way forward? I hope not……..in my opinion. We have a chocolate cake to devour, to choose our dining experience for this evening and a smattering of routine chores, whilst checking emails, messages re work and…

Draconian measures 1

So after a surreal day at work with 3 students in, the PM has introduced far more stringent measures and its lockdown: only can go out for food shopping, medical, work if critical and exercise. These will be testing times and I will look to work from home until Friday, when I’m rota’d to be…

It’s life, but not as we know it….

These last few weeks have been extraordinary. The daily challenges faced, the communication updates and the stark reality now of changes that may become more of the norm – I hope not though. With schools now ‘closed’, but still open for certain students, structure will need to be maintained. As we approach the end of…

A sixth of the year done

Two months down in 2020 already, which means March is here and spring! We’ve had so much wind and rain this last month: I can’t imagine how those families are living with flooding or the immediate likelihood of it. Having experienced a flash flood whilst pregnant over 30 years ago, to live with that fear…

February half term 2020

I always enjoy working when school is closed as it is so quiet: not true this time… contractors, builders, perspective suppliers, fire alarms going off, and across the road tree surgery!!!Despite this its great to go in later and leave earlier: the mornings getting lighter and the evenings stretching out. I’ve worked on GDPR, the…