I am very conscious that this blog has been a little neglected of late. I wonder if it is simply a reflection on how much making I am doing at the moment, on how much 'space' there has been for fun. It should all get a little easier from here on in. After a pretty tense year starting with Simon taking voluntary redundancy, he has now been officially assessed as on 'outstanding' teacher and he can now look forward to his N.Q.T (newly qualified teacher) year at the school in which he has done his training. I am so bloody proud, I'm not sure I can express here in words just how bloody proud. I know a few of you are teachers yourselves and will know just what a huge amount of work is involved in being a teacher. Simon has spent every Sunday writing lesson plans and working on his portfolio of evidence. Recently it has been Saturdays too. I would say he also works five out of seven evenings and is still at it when I go to bed. This has not been an easy year for anyone in the house, but honestly I take my hat off to anyone who teaches, I know things will get marginally easier next year, but still this job is no easy ride. (nice for this to be recognised with a three year pay freeze, but I know we are by no means alone in feeling this particular pinch!)
Thanks for visiting my blog. I am always glad to make contact with others who maybe pick up confetti from party tables, keep all those little packets of spare beads and buttons that come attatched to new clothes, who stroke fabric ......for hours...whilst gazing into the middle distance. (I cannot believe I am the only one who is maybe half woman/half magpie!) Please take the opportunity to have a glance at my latest 'fiddlings'. Enjoy fellow fibre freaks!