POdds - feel the fear do it anyway

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working at it slowly

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 11:32

My mentee really isn't very fond of me........

He's been caught out being somewhat economical with regard to both his commitments after school and the truth.........his dad is somewhat unimpressed!!!

working at it slowly

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 09:42

Morning All

Be a love DL and get my work secret santa will you please?

I am shortly going to gate crash (with the tutor's permission) the Consultation Day appointment of my bad mentee......   He is so not going to be pleased to see me 

working at it slowly

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 09:46


I'm going to a lunch (err.........I mean meeting at lunchtime  ) today with colleagues from other schools

Gentle Chugger wrote (see)

Podds, if I may respectfully ask, WHY do you get so many emails?? Surely they can't ALL be people needing you to do things? Can't you get a filter of some kind? It must take you hours and hours just to delete the ones you don't need! 

I wish Chuggy - a lot of them are people needing me to do things as I am Queen of all the little jobs which nobody else does and which keep the whole system running........the others are ones which in theory are keeping me updated with the main areas in which I am supposed to be the school expert.......and these are the ones which worry me as a mistake can cost the school tens of thousands of pounds in a worse case scenario or destroy our reputation due to statistics.....

 And BTW, did the vet give any update on the DG? 

Awaiting blood test results from Friday but we are up at the hospital on Thursday for his 3 month scan.........

Having decided that I can't think of a single way of spending 6 hours in Potters Bar (the amount of time he'll be in as it's GA again) I'm going to investigate trains into the Big Smoke and bravely investigate the big town

PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 18:16

Ta Melds

I'm inclining towards a courier type package for the bike as although I'm great at dismantling I don't trust myself to put it back together again 100%!! 

Looked at one firm earlier (can't remember which!) and pick up was nowhere near me but for the peace of mind involved.............

Also looked at possibilities of some people driving and ferrying bikes for others............

PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 12:20
M...eldy wrote (see)

I'm staying in denial until after Christmas

Me too!  

But I do have a question for the Fink-ites

Due issues of being old and decrepit my "plan" will be very skewed for the next 6 months with the sole target of finishing...........

I will therefore be cobbling a plan together (using brains better than mine!) but was wondering if the Fink swim sessions are recommended?

working at it slowly

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 10:22

Morning All

Just another 135 emails in my 2-day absence, over 1,300 now........but am just answering those that are necessary now and will deal with sorting the rest over the hollibobs...........

((Sluggie)) hope you're feeling more comfortable today

Just rushing through - will catch up some more later

Happy sun shiny Mondays

working at it slowly

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 22:39

Evening All

Evening out

Hair - shopping - clean car inside and out - evening out

Vet - opticians - shopping - blood donation - evening out

25 mile bike - brunch out - 10 mile bike - swim time trials - BED   

May recover sufficiently to say more tomorrow

I am TOOOOO old for that kinda life!

working at it slowly

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 11:02

Morning All

Spent 12 hours in bed, slept maybe 5.....dog I hate colds - not really ill but not really well either!!

Of course you can have my dessert Melds - remember I am supposed to be "optimising my body mass index" (surgeon speak) and Chrimbo socials + lack of exercise due to snotfest is not conducive to that! 

working at it slowly

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 16:47

Me too - didn't know you were coming too  

I am taking my snotfest home via a shop which sells nice things to eat........I've eaten enough healthy stuff today to sink a battleship and because of course there has not been an instant effect I shall take refuge in chocolate

Giving the gym a miss too


Hope work is quite quiet Melds

Pirate spotting

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 08:58

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