Thursday, 28 May 2009

Oh poosticks!

Well I applied for my PGCE (post-grad teacher training) but unfortunately I wasn't successful at my first choice of University. I'm not 100% surprised since the interview went really really badly, I did not get on with the woman at. All. I nailed the bit where you actually had to present, and you know, TEACH. But screw that - because I can't explain an X-Ray to a year 7 student (a what? I think she means Lower 4th ;-) ) because I am wetting myself with nerves and I think the pH scale is linear rather than logarithmic because no-one's told me otherwise then bye-bye teaching. Surely they teach you these things ON the teaching course, you'd think...

I've only just found this out, and I am at work, and of course work does not know that I am looking at alternatives. I am trying not to wallow, I am trying not to dispair and feel that my only other option has been closed to me (there are still 3 other choices to apply to for my PGCE). I am stuck here, in a job I was forced into, stuffing envelopes when what I really want to be doing is teaching martial arts and crafting. And now I feel that I can't even teach martial arts that well, after all if I was a good teacher, then my classes would be busier and I wouldn't have to stay in this job, I would've told them where to go last month. I'm not even 100% confident in my crafting, I feel like I do so many different things that I don't have a niche (I feel like this about all of my disparate talents).

Le sigh.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Run, run, RUN!

I've obviously worked harder than the two lanky lads who I'm with ;-)

Friday, 22 May 2009

We have a WINNER!

The lovely Laura won my fabulous scarf giveaway! The scarf will be winging its way over to her asap.

Everyone else, keep your eyes open over here, I see more giveaways in future!

Thursday, 14 May 2009


I am feeling mildly grumpy today. I'm trying to look on the cheery side by playing with the Coraline website. We went to see it yesterday and looked like nerds in our 3D glasses. I was going to take a picture of my geek-glasses but you'll have to make do with my Coraline picture!

Monday, 11 May 2009

Freebie, er, Monday?

That'll do! I did take the pictures on Friday though.

This lovely handmade scarf has been hanging around in my house for a little while, and I haven't yet had a chance to wear it, so because the weather is all scarf-like (yeah ok, whatever!), and anyway it's a nice, light, spring scarf which could dress up a funky outfit without adding too much warmth, I thought I would give it away, to one of you lovely blog readers. Because I love you (but not in that way).

So just leave a comment before 9am, Tuesday 19th May and the usual random pickings will happen.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

It's true!

I stole this saying from Jen's friend Rita. But she seems like a groovy bird, so I don't think she'll mind.

I think I need to remind myself of that one more often, so I put it here for you.

(This was originally done in "periwinkle" and black, but it's come out peach and white on my screen. I hope you like it anyway!)

Day off!

Tomorrow is my day off work - this week has been a 2 day week. Rock on! I need to have a project for tomorrow, so far I am going for a run, meeting the husband for lunch and then ordering my new bike.

I've had a look at a skirt pattern that I might run up (since I can no longer afford, but need, smart clothes for work), and I hope that I can use up some of my stash by making it.

Stay tuned for more crafty endeavours and things other than cats!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

I am on ur pooter chair steelin ur warms

The small furry one is still resident in the South. We tried and tried and cried getting her into her basket on Friday morning. I am minus the use of my left hand at the moment since it's been shredded by a petrified tabby mog. We had to leave in such a rush on Friday morning that we only had time to re-fill the cat tray and empty the box of cat munchies into her bowl, write a hasty note for the neighbour and skidaddle, leaving Mimi scared and hiding behing the fridge!

We arrived home last night and after a bowl-full of chicken she is our friend again. We came home with lots of cat toys and a new carry box, just in case she prefers this new one. DH is so amusing with her, he says he doesn't like cats, but he was playing with her and her new "dancing man" toy, singing her a song about the dancing man and making her jump to catch him!

The plan is now to take her to Yorkshire in the middle of June, by then we will be certain of the kitten situation and she may even trust us enough to go back in a carry basket for the long journey north.