I'm well over due joining in
with Virginia and her gang of
people counting their blessings
for the week.
I have finished working as a
Not just for the summer.
I have been working there
for 13 years, initially as a
1:1 Learning Support Assistant,
as we were called in those days.
Over the years my work has been
both rewarding and frustrating,
and I have met and worked with
some wonderful people, many of
whom have remained friends.
However, it is time for me to move on
and work on my new venture of
upcycling furniture and finding pre-loved
items (other people's junk) and
giving them a new lease of life,
before selling them on, to be
I will be launching
My colleagues at school very kindly
gave me this beautiful bouquet of flowers.....
and vouchers for
John Lewis (which I'm thinking of
putting towards an ipad).
I was so happy to discover that an old
nesting box at the end of the garden,
which I thought was abandoned,
is now home to a sweet family of wrens.
We have a swingy seat within 8' of
the nest, and if we sit very quietly, she
flits backwards and forwards with
tasty morsels for her babies (I think
there are 2).
The hot summer weather has been
very lovely, but a couple of cooler days
has been most welcome. I really enjoyed the
overnight storms of a couple of nights ago,
especially as Rosie Mae slept straight
through them, as she is now deaf and
almost totally blind.
(I can empathise with those readers who
have pets that turn into jellies at
thunder and lightning).
Game of Thrones.
We are late converts to this dramatic series
because we do not have Sky.
A friend kindly lent us
the dvd box sets of Seasons 1 and 2,
and we're hooked!
We've just finished them both and now we're going
to have to wait until February when the box set of
Season 3 comes out. How are we going to cope
without the Starks and Lannisters??!!
More goodies from charity shops,
destined for treatment and TLC from
my alter ego, Love Junkie :)
The comments I received from my
arty blogger friends, encouraging me to
submit photos of my SOC Moleskine
to Somerset Studio.
I'm kinda thinking about it, although
the fear of rejection is holding me back.
I'll be linking with Virginia,
who always sets the best example and finds
an amazing list of positives from her week,
despite other rubbish of life being thrown
in her direction.