I agree about the collars Vixo, but they all seem to come with a bell - why is that?!!
I also agree with your view on Sophie's teacher. I suppose the difference is that I help out at school so work with him one morning a week, so in a way I am a sort of colleague?? Anyway, I suppose I don't have to reply to emails. I guess I feel if we'd met somewhere else we'd be friends, but because he's a teacher and I'm a parent it makes it weird, or at least looks that way from the outside. Also because he's male I think that adds to it, even though everyone thought he was gay to begin with as he's very camp! He is actually married with kids...!
Agh must get on and write something down that I'm going to teach tomorrow and stop procrastinating! Hubby out on work Christmas do so I'm sort of waiting up for him without realising it I guess!
Blimey, they sound awful CM Fingers crossed for the 3rd lot.
Boo to H F & M too, had it a couple of times here and it wasn't much fun.
Bit of an odd situation with Sophie's teacher really - I get on with him really well and he's obviously told me he's resigned but no other parents know so it involves quiet conversations when no-one's looking/listening. I almost feel like we're having some kind of affair! He wants my email address and asked me to stick up for him when/if people slag him off after he's left. He's only in his first term of teaching so I feel like he's being a little unprofessional confiding in a parent in this way, but at the same time we're both adults and both teachers so I can see his point of view a lot more than other parents possibly can. I guess once he's left it won't matter if we keep in touch - just a bit weird to be on personal terms with your daughter's former teacher or am I worrying over nothing??!
In cat news, Sid decided to follow me and Nicky halfway to school yesterday! I was really worried as we have to cross a dual carriageway (40mph but busy), but fortunately he stopped about 2 gardens from the road - phew. So when we got home I put a reflective collar on him with a bell so he's jingling around the house! He's ginger so more visible than a black cat for example, but I worry about his lack of fear on the roads, and the way he sprinted across the road when he was following us, albeit a no through road. I'm thinking of swapping the collar for a completely reflective one though, just so he's more visible. Might ditch the bell though...not sure what the point of a bell on a cat's collar is?!
Well done Lotte, totally not surprised you're planning a run already !
CM ((())) Get back to the docs, doesn't sound nice at all, particularly the dreams. Are you still having counselling?
Yuk to blisters and hanging off nails ! I have one which can't decide too, it got a big blood blister under the nail a while ago so is clearly not attached, but is still at the bottom. I just keep trimming it down and it doesn't give me too much trouble.
Very windy here with sporadic gale force gusts - top half of a tree outside our neighbour's house just got blown off! And I've just rescued their pot plants which were disappearing! I'm keeping an eye on our trampoline too as I've seen it lifting a couple of times - a friend's trampoline has been completely trashed by the wind .
As for me, I've spent the morning helping the Y1s with reading then picked up Nicky and now he's watching TV. I need to hoover but I don't want to scare the cats outside into this weather! It is at least sunny at the moment, but very windy.
Sophie's teacher told me on Tuesday in confidence that he's resigned I feel so sad as she loves him and I think he's been great for the school. He's an NQT so has only completed a term but says the school's not in a very good state at the moment (which it isn't but it is being rectified slowly) and he's just not getting the support he should be getting. I worry how it will affect his future employability, but I know it's not a decision he's taken lightly. He's said today that he's done a letter so everyone will know soon, including the kids . The other Y1 teacher is going on maternity leave at Christmas as well so it would have left him basically in charge in his first year of teaching, which isn't fair on him. The teacher who is taking over is the chair of our PTA so I'm happy about that at least.
School Christmas Fayre tomorrow where I am Santa's elf ! Run by the PTA so we're hoping to make a nice profit.