As most of you already know, this week has been another week off for me, with school being on mid-term break. So while Adrian has been working hard, I have been pottering around doing holiday type stuff (which was even better considering I got my first pay on Tuesday!!). Throughout the week I have filled my time by shopping in Slough one day, and Reading the next, grocery shopping, playing on the internet, cooking dinners for my hard-working husband, but mostly reading. Yes you heard right, reading. By the way before I go any further I must mention, mainly for Jacinta's ears, that I have also never walked so much in my life. The fact that we don't have a car means walking is the only option … walking to and from the train station, walking to and from buying groceries, walking around the shops etc. Jacinta you should be so proud, lol.
So back to me reading … I think I told you all about the wonderful book I read called I Don't Know How She Does It. So while I was out on Sunday or Monday (can't remember which) I bought another book. I was looking for one that Fran had recommended, but couldn't find it, so thought reading the book P.S I Love You, which was out as a movie in Brisbane when we left, sounded like a good idea. Boy was I right hehe It was brilliant – so funny at times, and yet so heart-wrenchingly sad as well. It was another book that I just couldn't put down, and spent all day yesterday (quite literally) reading it, so this morning after breakfast it only took me an hour or so to finish it off. I was so keen to then watch the movie, which is only just showing over here, and thought how proud Fran would be of me. But when I watched the trailer, it was nothing like the book at all. The underlying story (I'm not giving it away, this is all in the summary of the book) is that Holly's husband dies, but before doing so writes her a series of notes – one for each month – to keep her going, and help guide her life back to some form of normality. It's beautifully written, but the movie completely changes what the letters say … not happy Jan!!!
So with that I had lunch, put a load of washing on, and sat down to catch up on emails and write another blog so that you didn't think we had ignored the warnings and managed to fall down 'the gap'. Other than me becoming a book worm, and Adrian working hard, there is not much else to report. Adrian now has a desk and a chair which he put together himself from the IKEA flatpack, and I am back at Great Marlow School on Monday. I am really hoping (as horrible as this sounds) that the lady I have been replacing doesn't come back to work, so that I can have her job permanently. Both the staff and students that I have been working with would love me to take over, and work there for the next couple of years, but we'll see what happens. It is a really nice school, and I can see myself working there – it just seems 'right' – but I don't want to get my hopes up coz things could just as easily go the other way. Nevertheless, I will just tell my agencies to keep looking if that is the case.
Well that's all from me for the time being. I'm going to start looking through all our London and England books to see what mischief we can get up to on the weekend.
Ooooh I forgot to mention a couple of things – the mince over here sucks, but we still managed to have pie and noodly stuff without too much difference …… and I found vegemite – yaaaaay 🙂