Archive | November, 2011

Thought For Friday!

25 Nov

Live for the moment, not the memory.


Happy Friday Everyone!

I’m Back!

23 Nov

Big TTF apologies for my blogging hiatus lately – I know I say this all the time but life really has been manic, both physically and emotionally.

This is what’s been going on…

* One student arrested for drugs posession.

* 2 students permenantly excluded for buying and using drugs.

* 3 students suspended for using drugs off site.

* One big cold/flu epidemic (including an attack on my immune system..)

* One trip to Casualty with 2 students – one serious concussion, and 5 stitches (plus a lot of hand holding from Miss Leach!)

* Another student with a fractured nose.

* One very exciting day out in Bristol with my bestests.

* One trip to a Cider Boat. Yes, you read that right – a boat that specialises in Cider!!!

* One student suspended for posession of alcohol on school premises.

To say things have been a little crazy would be an understatement.

And on the agenda this week – the completion of my uni application, 60 school reports and an ISI inspection. Woop.

Thought For Friday!

11 Nov

Love bravely, Live bravely, Be corageous – there’s really nothing to lose.


Happy Friday Everyone!

The Day I Learned How To Spell My Middle Name.

7 Nov

This is such a bizarre thing to recall – I can’t remember learning how to spell any other words!

Anyway, I was about 8 years old, and I was off school for the day feeling sick. My Dad had stayed home to look after me, and we were chilling out together in the afternoon.

I don’t remember why but he obviously had something to do and needed to distract me for a while, so he sent me to get a pen and paper, and handed me a 50p piece with Queen Elizabeth engraved on it, and sent me away to learn how to spell Elizabeth!

I don’t really recall much else other than how excited I was to tell my Mum when she got home that evening of my new achievement! 🙂

Is There A Better Answer?!

6 Nov

Is there a better reply to

‘Oh well, I am big enough and ugly enough to look after myself’


‘You are old enough and beautiful enough to know what to do’ ?!

I didn’t think so either 🙂

Thought For Friday!

5 Nov

Excellence has nothing to fear from observation.


Happy Friday Saturday Everyone!

A Letter To The One That Got Away.

3 Nov

Dear The One That Got Away,

I hope this letter will come as a pleasant surprise – or at least a pleasant confirmation of niggling doubt (It’s times like this that I wish I could read your mind!) – either way, I hope you’re not digusted by the revelations! (I’m scared now..)

I have spent about 2 years (on and off, I’m not that much of a stalker!) now trying to figure these feelings out, but I guess it’s about time to come clean – somewhere between late night study buddy dates, sunbathing with pizza and an abundance of drunkeness, I fell for you.

Apparantly it was obvious to everyone else that we were crazy about eachother?! (If you had heard these rumours and a) didn’t tell me, or b) it was true and you didn’t declare your undying love for me (!) then I’m going to kill you!)

Do you remember that day you came round to our place and the girls and I were sunbathing in the garden? (You were wearing a white top if that helps – stalker alert!) 3rd housemate had her boyfriend around and the way we acted towards eachother prompted him to believe that you were my boyfriend.

I’m not 100% sure where I’m going with this (standard!) but I guess that afternoon just cemented the feelings in my mind (I think it took me a while to realise what I felt at all…you know what I’m like!)

On the night that we did finally start to get together (so so drunk, but YES! AT LAST!) I wish I’d told you how much I’d wanted it to happen, or asked you what you thought, how you felt, or suggested that we carried things on – but in the morning I was just so relieved that nothing was awkward and you got up and walked me home, and that we were still friends, that any other thoughts just went to the back of my mind…

I guess what I’m trying to say through all this rambling is that I like you, and I have done for a long time now, and some things that I’ve heard (and seen/imagined) suggest that you do or have felt the same, so I need to know where you’re at with this?!

I’ve spent a while (read: all my free time) thinking about this and trying to get over it, but I think I owe it to myself (and you) to tell you and see what happens. As long as I always have you as a friend I will be fine.



Gym Pact.

1 Nov

It’s that time of year again.

The clocks have changed (boo), the evenings are darker and there is a lot of rain 😦

I can’t be the only one that finds it difficult to find the motivation to get out there and run or attend an exercise class at this time of year? (I’m imagining your nods and ‘mmmmms’ of areement!)

So, I have made a pact with myself and my friends at school. Gym (or alternative) at least 3 times a week. And no more of this kidding myself that a pe lesson counts as a workout, because last time I checked, standing around blowing a whistle and shouting at kids didn’t work up a sweat.

So let’s do this – I am determined that this will be the first winter that my fitness levels do not slip!

Wish me luck! 🙂

How do you manage to get your workouts in at this time of year? How do you stay motivated?