Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 136


“I’ve learned… that’s its not what I have in my life, but who I have in my life that counts.” – Anon

Spidey found another wonderful quote this week.

And it is seriously the truest statement!

My family are there for me no matter what, and I know that. My friends are the additional family I have chosen and no matter what else is happening, the fact that I have them, and that they have me, is the biggest thing.

And you, my blogily, are part of that additional family that I consider to be so important too. ❤

Appreciate the important folk in your lives. Cars will break down, jewellery will tarnish. Expensive perfumes will go off, but the folk you have around you will be there forever… if you treat them right.

Have a great Sunday Peeps!


Frantic Friday! – #Exhaustipated

The weekend couldn’t come soon enough!

And I have another big week ahead of me so I can’t relax just yet!

You all know I have rather a lot of duties in school this week, with two classes, and subject responsibilities, and the Governor role too…

And I am coping, honestly!

Yes, I am tired, but I combat this by falling asleep earlier.

  • If I don’t read my book then fair enough.
  • If I miss my fave show on Telly, no worries, it’s recordable.
  • If I don’t make the lunches, they can be done in the morning.
  • If I can’t be as hot on my blog and reader, I just have to cope with it.

Can I give you an example of one of my days this week?

Obviously, I wake up at 6am and have to make sure the kitchen is tidy, lunches packed, school bags ready by the door, feed the cat and birds, shower, have breakfast, read my emails and browse my reader, answer notifications and check my other Social Media, holler for Hubby Dearest and the kids to get up, then when all are ready, we finally leave!

  • 7.50am Get to school.
  • 8.00am Settle down in nursery for the morning.
  • 8.45am Let my nursery children in and spend time interacting and observing them. Meet a new parent and child, showing them around the environment.
  • 9.40am Get called to attend my Reception class to be part of the ‘My First Class’ photo that our local paper takes, and submits into a big supplement of all the reception classes in the area.
  • 10.00am Other teacher leaves to do a home visit with one assistant, leaving me with the other assistant, to field drink times and outside play.
  • 11.10am they arrive back in time to take kids back in for fruit and story.
  • 11.25am Off to a Reception parents meeting, which should last 30 mins.
  • 12.25pm Meeting overran by half an hour so yamming lunch down my throat as have a meeting with a fellow new Governor, to book in some training.
  • 12.45pm Realise I was meant to be in the classroom letting the afternoon nursery children in! Thank goodness Wednesday is the day my team teacher and I are together!
  • 12.50pm Spend time with children, observing and interacting.
  • 1.20pm Off to set up for some planning time.
  • 1.30pm Scheduled Progress meeting for children with possible SEN issues in Reception class.
  • 2.35pm – It overran again. Try to do some paperwork before…
  • 3.10pm back to Nursery to help supervise the end of the session as the afternoon kids can’t sit or stay quiet or understand instructions!
  • 3.45pm once all kids are picked up, head back to planning area to meet with Reception team to discuss the plans for next week.
  • 4.15pm Back to Nursery to discuss next weeks plans with my team teacher.
  • 5pm Finally leave work.

Then it didn’t end there – got home and had to make sure homework was done, dinner was eaten, birds and cat fed and cage cleaned. Quality time with the pets too. Also assisting Hubby with packing for his Boy’s weekend away. Ironing. Made lunches. Blogged… Collapsed to sleep just after 10pm!

So, do you get why the weekend is so welcome? And this was a week where the Reception class were only in for half days!

Next week, we start the Reception children on full days, which involves staying with them for lunch too for the first week, which means Monday and Tuesday will be full on! Wednesday I am with them too, to cover my Partner Reception teacher, then I have planning time in the afternoon. Nursery on Thursday and Friday, with a Governor’s meeting on Thursday evening too, and the children are having their first individual school photos on Friday, which is always fun with the Nursery children!

Oh my days, I need a real holiday!!!!!!!!!!

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 135


“When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I see a soul.” AD Williams

Thanks for this one Spidey!

It fits in with the fact that our family has just increased by two new beings, and four new feet/claws!

The intention was not to go and buy a new pet(s) but seeing those two feathery beauties yesterday, I felt a connection straight away.

The parrotlets, Heer and Ranjha, who have now joined our menagerie, were sat on a perch surrounded by squalking budgies, canaries and zebra finches. They groomed each other, and snuggled up together, flying around a little then settling down, quietly ‘talking’ to one another.

One look at them and I felt a connection.

We went away, and something pulled us to come back.

The next thing, they were in the car with us on the way home!

It was the same with Hubby Dearest and Sonu Singh, our furbaby… even though he wasn’t really a ‘cat-person’, something clicked when he saw the photo of this ginger kitten, and he just had to bring him ‘home’!

Like he became my third child, I can already feel these two becoming my feathered offspring too!

Right, I’d better go and check the cage, Sonu has been rather interested in his feathered siblings…




Have a great Sunday Peeps!


Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 134


“Don’t worry about failures. Worry about the chances you miss if you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

Thanks for this one Spidey!

How many times have you stopped before doing something, worried about if you are capable or not?

How many times have you sat back, and then watched another take the chance you had, seen them rise and soar, while you are still there at the viewing point: comfortable but not stretched?

Many times, I’m guessing, if we are honest with ourselves.

When you want something, but in order to achieve it, you have to risk the road less travelled, it’s often easier to take the easy route.

But what if you tried to overcome that?

Take a chance.

Switch off your personal Sat Nav, and try to go down that obstacle-ridden route.

I have to say, I’m kinda at this stage in life now with work. I’ve been given a lot of new stuff to do.  I could have said no, but there are so many benefits to my taking these new roles, and attempting to complete them.

I have had people question whether I can do it.

I am not determined to prove them wrong to the detriment of my own well-being, but equally, I am convinced that with the right organisation, and the support of those around me, I can do this.

There will be challenges.

But there will also be opportunities that I would never have had before. And I am learning that I have a voice. And if I don’t use it, I will never be heard.

So embrace those challenges, travel all roads, not just the ones that are familiar, and stretch yourselves!

Have a great Sunday Peeps!


Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 133 – Birthday Special!🎉


“Youthfulness is about how you live, not when you were born.” – Karl Lagerfeld

Well, I’ll take that advice Mr Lagerfeld and Spidey, thank you!

I truly believe that age is only a number. Act how you feel, and enjoy your days, not thinking about getting older, but just remember all the memories you are accumulating!

Have a wonderful week Peeps, and grab a piece of cake on me!

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