His First “Proper” Christmas

This is actually Little O’s 3rd Christmas, but for his first one he was only 5 weeks old, last year he’d only just turned one and didn’t really know what was going on so this is the first year he is starting to understand that something special is happening. Me and hubby love Christmas, we first met on Christmas Eve, so it is always a very special time for us.  Getting to now share it with O is fantastic.  I know he won’t understand everything this year, but that helps to make this time even more special.  The anticipation of…

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A Night Alone

Tomorrow night me and hubby are dropping Little O off at his grandparents and heading off on our first night away on our own since he was born. This was booked in 2 months ago and I have been super excited ever since. I adore my little man, he’s amazing, but I’m looking forward to being just a couple for what will be about 24 hours. This is what I’m looking forward to the most: Free reign of anything I want on the menu Little O is at the in-between age where he’s too old for baby food pouches but…

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My Teaching Magic Moments

I feel at the moment I’m pretty negative most of the time about what I do and sometimes I need to take a step back and remember why I do this job. I do it because I am lucky enough to work with a bloody fantastic group of kids, who make me laugh on a daily basis and when I’m feeling shit will always put a smile on my face. A few of my fave teaching moments: 1. On a residential trip with year 7 we had to clear the tables and chairs at the end of quiz night ready…

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The Ordinary Moments #3

I love to watch my son sleep. Now that’s he’s a fully fledged toddler he’s more often than not on the go, playing with his cars, helicopters and balloons or just dancing away to Miley Cyrus ( he made me play We Can’t Stop 5 times on repeat yesterday, and sulked when I refused to play it a 6th time). I’m well aware that at some point in the next 12 months his afternoon nap times may become a thing of the past so I’m treasuring these moments while we still have them. Little O loves his kip and like…

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You know you’re a Maths teacher when …

1. You’re out with friends and you automatically get the bill at the end of the night to work out how much everyone owes (and they spend the next 2 years taking the piss if you make a mistake!) 2. People insist on telling you how well their young kids can count at any opportunity. It’s lovely to hear, but when I’m off duty I’m not that interested, sorry! 3. You tell people what you do and their reaction is “I hated Maths at school!” Fair enough, I have my moments when I’m not too keen on it myself. 4.…

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