Tuesday, 3 May 2011

More catch-up!!

Well here we are again! what a busy time we have all had with Easter and then the Royal Wedding. It seems strange to be back at work even though it is only a 4-day week this week!
The workshops went well, the girls did well with their patchwork. I have now to just finish them off for them, the plan was for them to finish them the following week but we got so engrossed with making sock monkeys that their patchwork cushions were put on hold. I made a sock frog and it was really good considering I don't do frogs!! I gave it to a work colleague who does like frogs, she loved it!
This last Bank Holiday Monday, I went to Brighton with Beverly her 2 and Sam her au-pair, her friend Becca and 2 of my brood (Adam didn't want to come he had had a full day fishing the day before) I was a bit reluctant to go as the weather forecast was a bit shaky! Anyway off we trundled to Stevenage and caught the train to London and then onto Brighton about 2 hours all in all. It was very bracing and not much sign of sun when we got there. Beverly and I plonked ourselves on a deckchair each and that was it. The sun did try and make an appearance but was a little reluctant. After a while we moved up the beach towards the pier and found a more sheltered spot, the sun did then show it's self but we carried on sitting soaking up the rays despite it being a bit windy. After having some lunch, I was rather disappointed with the meagre sausage and floury chips, we all trundled off to see the Brighton Pavilion I did mention to Beverly that it wasn't that big, I think she was a bit disappointed with that she always got the impression it was on the seafront and was quite big. We then decided to saunter through 'The Lanes' and over the years that has certainly changed from the little nic-nak shops to high class eateries. We went back to the sea-front and found our deckchairs again(we had paid for them until 6pm) and sat for a little longer. We then decided the wind was too cold and made our way, uphill, back to the station. We had to stand until the first stop as it was rather busy. We eventually got to London Bridge and then onto Kings Cross. We managed to get on a train back to Stevenage and got home at about 8.15pm a long but enjoyable day. My face was windburnt from the sun and wind and felt very strange and tight but I wasn't sore, lots of moisturiser to be applied!!!
Back at work now and will be spending the rest of the week with the year 5 and 6 class as the year 3 and 4 class are off on a short residential trip. I am in charge on Friday as the teacher has an important appointment.