Sunday, 10 August 2014

End of the holidays!

Well, this is it.  I can't actually believe that's the end of the holidays!  My flat isn't as tidy as I want it to be, I haven't packed my bag or put out my outfit for tomorrow or made my lunch.  I have those back to school butterflies that I really thought would have disappeared as I embark on my eighth year of teaching.  And, already, I am starting to miss the holidays, and I am feeling quite emotional as Ii write this.  WHAT a lovely six weeks I've had, probably the busiest holiday ever!  And I loved every minute :)

6.  I went to Stobo Castle.

For my birthday, my mum took me to Stobo for the day.  Now, I am not the biggest fan of spa days (particularly the walking around in a dressing gown thing) but OH MY GOODNESS I loved Stobo!  It was so relaxing and peaceful.  We had a delicious 3 course lunch, an exfoliating mud wrap and a facial which, had I not been on holiday, would have definitely sent me to sleep, so relaxing.  Plus, chilled (or boiled) in the outside hot tubs.  It was such a lovely day and I want to go back every week.  Thank you again, mammy :)

Look!  Dressing gowns!

Feeding the ducks is hard work
7.  More time with the babbies.

It's quite unusual, but so fab to have seen my niece and nephew (and their parents, obviously!) so much in such a short period of time.  May, twice in July and then they're coming again in the next couple of week.  I love these kids more than anything in the world, and they have definitely made my whole holiday.  

Pretty in pink

Playing with Daddy's old trains

8.   Taking in Glasgow and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

I didn't get tickets for the games (I'd rather watch paint dry than any kind of sport) but the atmosphere in Glasgow was just fab!  We also chose a very sunny afternoon for our spontaneous trip, which made it even fabber :)

We started out with cocktails in the sun!

Then we headed off to Glasgow Green, which was full of things to see.

And got our picture taken with Clyde, obviously.  

Also had a lovely night #Jenspotting while watching the closing ceremony!

9.  Spending more time with my pals!

Often, I disappear from the radar during term time, so it was lovely to just have time for breakfasts, lunches and dinners, coffees and drinks and catch ups a-plenty!  I always vow that I will get better at this as the year begins...maybe this time it will actually happen??  I have the best friends in the world, anyway :)

Can't believe these are the only other friend pictures that I took!

Also got to hang out with this cutie and her mummy :)

10.  And, that thing I shouldn't do in the holidays...

Made resources, printed, laminated, cut things out, went into school, organised my classroom, threw things out, cleaned up therapeutic!  Because this:

If only...!

Summer 2014, you have been amazing.  I loved you, and I am so tired as a result of never being bored in six whole weeks.  Now, I am looking forward to the 2014-15 session, seeing all my work pals and meeting my new class :)

1 comment:

  1. Yay, glad you had a good summer! All the best for the new term, and hope to see you soon for zebra eating adventures. x