New beginnings

Yesterday was the last day in my current teaching job. I am moving on for a promotion to be a Foundation Stage coordinator at another school. I’m going to have a steep learning curve, but I’m looking forward to it. The unit has a super outdoor area, which I’m looking forward to developing further. I had a lovely send off. Lots of kind words were said and a selection of very generous presents. I will miss many of the staff and was sad to say bye, but moving onto exciting things.

A hamper filled with sweets and amazon vouchers. So I have enough sweets to keep me going through the stress of taking on a new job. Then between my birthday and these vouchers enough now to buy the camera lens I’ve had my eye on for a while. I haven’t felt I could justify it as a treat for myself, but six years of service at a school I think warrants a special treat. It’s a it’s a mid range telephoto lens that should hopefully allow me to get better close-ups of the wildlife I see out and about.

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They also bought me an enormous pork pie, which I started on today making an rather nice ploughman’s lunch.

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It is the first day of the holiday and the sun has come out for it. Alice has been eager to be out. We had a quick stroll out around town visiting the school where there was a craft fair on. I bought some tasty chutney to go with my pie. We had a wander down to the beach. It was looking rather spectacular today with no clouds to be seen.

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So with two weeks off I have a chance to sort out a few more things in the house. Want to look at clearing some junk. Sorting storage. Get a few things planted in the garden. Over the next week we are having a log burning stove fitted, so lots of dust for a few days. Should be worth it though to sit back in the warmth watching the flames in winter. Then in the second week we’ve got a trip planned on the North Yorkshire Moors railway. A stunning spot and one of my favourite areas to visit.

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