Tuesday, February 22, 2011

On the rock

We're back in Guernsey for half term. We didn't pack Rosie - Gem took these photos withou me realising! It's so nice to be somewhere a bit warmer, as Derby has been so cold recently. Our flight was on time - which is unusual for a Guernsey flight. We've been stroling round town today, having coffee and lunch with friends. The trouble is I am just starting to relax and before I know it I'll be forced into going back to work. Boo...

Walking in the Peaks - Milldale

Last weekend we went for a short walk in the Peaks, whi turned out to be quite a challenging (for a pregnant lady) 2 hour hike. It was gorgeous though and we took it easy. I did get jammed in a couple of styles but Gareth got me out. Afterwards we had a lovely pub lunch, before going to Gem's for a chocoholic cream-egg birthday cake.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Very annoyed about Jamie Oliver

I find Jamie Oliver's new school thing really annoying. I understand his input into healthy school dinners, he is an expert in that field and has every right to dabble in that area. However, as far as I know he has no training as a teacher or experience of working in a school with real problems. I would love to teach exactly what I liked with limitless resources, but unfortunately not all schools have the budget or freedom to do that. He seems to imply all teachers are a bit crap and are not in it for the kids. How can he be so arrogant to think he has the quick fix while skimming over the real issues in education today? Rant over.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Coffee in Derby

I met Gem and Rosie for a coffee this morning with Gareth. Rosie is so fast now and kept shooting off. We were running about all over the place trying to keep her out of the knife and chocolate sections of Debenhams. It gave me a bit of a work out. We took a bump picture too!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Silly pictures

We really haven't done much for the past few weeks that has involved taking pictures so here are a couple we took today. One of the pictures makes my bump look massive but after my measurements today I am exactly in the 50th percentile. So very average as usual. Gareth made me do the silly face. He thinks it's funny...
We've been super busy on the weekends. Last weekend we went to Chuckle Butties -a kids' play cafe where we could relax on the sofas while one of us went off with Rosie to go on the slides or in the cars etc. It's a great idea.

This week we've been sorting house stuff. I keep having nightmares every night - I think it's anxiety about having a baby and also moving house. I feel quite relaxed during the day, but there is so much to organise we are quite busy all the time. I think subconsciously it's getting to me a bit. I had a lovely afternoon today after my midwife appointment I went for a walk - it was so good to be out in the sun and not at all cold. I hope that means spring is on the way!

I am really looking forward to our Guernsey holiday. Just two more full weeks at school including Maths Week and my class assembly to get through and we'll be there - on the beach, going for walks and drinking chocolate milkshake at Christie's!