Yes sad to see your sis go but for all the right reasons . My mum still has a drain in her leg and it keeps leaking everywhere (clear stuff though apparently - sorry TMI!). She was in Bedford with one sis but had to go back to Norwich today so my other sis took her and I think she's not back with her in Oakham - I lose track! Hopefully she can have it removed on Monday, but apparently it's still draining too much. Not sure what it drains - is it just the wound healing or something Caro?
In-laws moggy was put to sleep today She was about 18 and had apparently not eaten for days and just didn't seem happy. The vet said there were loads of things wrong with her so they decided to end it for her there and then. Sophie is a bit sad but I tried to explain that she's happy now she's gone to sleep and to moggy heaven .
Anyway, I am shattered and we've got crack of dawn swimming tomorrow followed by my probably freezing soggy 10k race on Sunday! Yawn...
TB - well done on feeding her for a whole year! Yes bras are just the worst - I remember buying my first normal bra again and was so excited at how pretty they were !
Boo to the cough Caro, is that a side effect or unrelated? Not nice anyway. Roll on the next couple of days until you start feeling better.
Exciting news of my day is that I went for an interview today and GOT THE JOB!! I still can't quite believe it . It's not the most exciting job in the world, but most importantly it is part-time and permanent, and at the University as a bonus. 2 days a week which is fine at the moment - means some regular income, more than I've been earning recently (not hard!) and some recent admin experience for me. They said they thought I would fit in really well . It's a new role job-shared with someone else, so who knows how it'll turn out but a job's a job and I'm very happy . I start in January.
About time too seeing as I'm spending for Christmas and we are running out of money constantly already! Could be credit card time...
I think the language thing is a good idea (me biased?) but it should be mostly done orally with minimal reading and writing. You can incorporate it naturally into everyday class e.g. the register, asking for a pen etc. but in England certainly, there doesn't seem to be any official way of teaching it which does worry me. The secondary teachers are going to end up with a mixed bag turning up in Y7 who may not even have learnt the same language as they are going to do at secondary! And as people have said, if you put too much emphasis on reading and writing, when some pupils are already struggling with that in English, you are going to switch them off before they even reach secondary school. Young children are like sponges though - Sophie loves learning Spanish (at Spanish club) though I have to pay for it, and next year she will be learning French in school!
Legs are aching today! I weigh at least half a stone more than I did when I last set my pb so in theory if I lost weight I'd get quicker...you'd think that would be an incentive to stop stuffing chocolate in as I type wouldn't you
Ikkle - if you need any French or Spanish help just shout
I am today as I got a PB at Leeds Abbey Dash this morning! That's a pre- and post-baby PB, woo hoo! 56:46, around 25 seconds off my previous best set in around 2006/7. I wasn't even feeling that great before today as I've been ill, not done much in the way of gym exercise recently etc. It was hard but I was determined! Another 10k race next Sunday but a bit more hilly.
Sonya - 4 ! I am one of 4 but I wasn't planned! Hope your return to running is steady and injury-free!