I think I have made it clear in the past just how much I love this time of year. However, the past couple of years, there has been something off. I have tried to into the autumn spirit but it has felt hollow. The usual thrill of being given a fresh start in September has… Continue reading Falling back in love with autumn
At some point last school year - I can't pinpoint it exactly - I decided that I had to make a change to my working life as it was not sustainable as it was. It had been a tough year for a lot of reasons, not all of them to do with my job. Once… Continue reading What next.
When I was preparing to leave to go on maternity leave just before Christmas, I had a lot of teaching colleagues make a lot of envious noises about how lucky I was to go for my 'year off'. If I were doing any other job, I would have been incensed by the implication that having… Continue reading Mama vs Teacher