Bloody amazing! My dad cried!
The results have come in and my students have all passed! A few even did even better than I could have predicted given the level of work they achieved at school. So I’m pleased and happy for them and myself!
One A star super star
Three amazing A’s
Ten brilliant B’s
Eleven capable and committed C’s
Eleven dedicated D’s and
Eight excellent E’s.
Following from my past post, I have been thinking about all I have achieved this year.
So in 2015 I…
* am celebrating new year’s eve in the beautiful Venice with old friends and new.
*My biggest achievement to date is finishing my PGCE and getting my first teaching job.
*I started volunteering in one of my favourite places and kept my passion for urban gardening going.
*I travelled solo, despite my fears to Thailand for one month and then to Lisbon for 4 days.
*Went to and survived my first festival lol.
*I have tried to nurture my creative side with art and by writing poetry.
*I write this having survived my first term as an NQT which has been full of highs, lows, tears and laughter!!!
As I look to 2016 my main goal is to work on being better teacher. I also want to challenge one of my biggest fears- by learning to swim! I also want to continue to travel and develop more spiritually. I will continue to be blessed by the love of my friends and family.
So here’s to a great 2016 everyone :-).
Celebratory drinks after seeing the amazing Warsan Shire, Ribka Sidhatu and other fantastic poets at the British library.
Impromtu meze in Angel post ‘The Frida Kahlo of Penge West’. Yes it was called that!
Lovely day discovering Dalston, including this artichoke flower with neon fronds in the Dalston curve garden.
I received a few texts from Gambia today and the clear sky and stars in the sky on the way home were a portent for my phone call to Gambia- the line was crystal clear. This was followed by a nice evening in with Magda. So blue monday ends better than it started.
And I have almost finished the applications; decided to put up that LOVELY picture that Rachael gave me, which led to me putting up pictures up in my room and some new one’s in the front room, which then led me sorting out the book shelf that Rachael had also gave me, so I have had a mini room make over. This makes my room actually look like it belongs to me, so I am pleased about that Sometimes its the smallest things that make a difference and then it is a domino effect. (I should know this- I am a life coach!)
As we walked home, I noticed Gillespie Park and as I hadn’t been there before and was in a walking mood, myself and Ed went inside. And I am very glad I did, because there were lots of trees and a little woody walk, for few minutes at least you would believe that you were no longer in London. Sometimes I have an unarticulated urge to not be in London, and it was nice to walk and have the lovely illusion of having left the city. So I am glad that I explored somewhere new and yet on my own doorstop.
Today I don’t feel that grateful
In fact I feel quite stupid and used.
This morning I would have said ‘I’ve had a ball’
This evening, I’m jaded & bruised.
You may say I must be careful,
When bringing boys back to the yard
For recklessness cloaks the deceitful
Oh my, have I learnt my lesson hard.
That pleasure meets pain daily,
And those twins will not be denied
Pleasure seduces you oh so gaily
When pain attacks, you are surprised.
Today I was rudely reminded,
Of those fools who trample on dreams
Please beware of those so lustful
And ignore their siren screams.
The best thing about today was stroking a lovely puppy, all wriggly, warm and cute.