The past month…

Do you ever feel that since you’ve become a grown up life can have the tendency to take over? Work in particular has been manic over the past month, leaving little time for much, let alone blogging.

I am, however, going to make a concerted effort to get back into the swing of things here.

In the meantime, here are a few shots of what I’ve been up to over the past month (aside from report writing, parents evenings, and all the other fun things teaching brings with it!)

We’re almost there in terms of collecting random and vintage glassware for wedding table decorations. The varying shades of green make me very happy.

Wedding Glassware

I’ve also been experimenting with gluten free baking (my Instagram shows my attempt at a gluten free quiche too.) This loaf was the first try at producing something better than the stodgy, sweet offerings from the supermarket. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at how well this turned out!

Gluten Free Bread

Here in the North West we don’t get a great deal of sunshine, meaning that when we do everyone strips off and heads outdoors. I was no exception earlier this month when the weather turned warmer. I grabbed my latest read (which I’m not enjoying as much as I did One Day) and whipped out my ghost legs to get some Vitamin D!

David Nicholls UsThere has also been time to squeeze in a little bit of a social life. The mothership came to visit for a lovely weekend, full of florist visiting and general wedding planning chit-chat.

I also got a history geek visit to Sizergh Castle in with my lovely friend, Roz. Any day out with Roz is fun, but the history ones are particularly good. We met studying History at university so share a love of all things old and factual.

Sizergh Castle Reflection

Sizergh Castle StepsI’m now going to try and plough through a few more reports and generally get a better hold on managing my time! How do you manage a work-life balance effectively?

2 thoughts on “The past month…”

  1. Re. work-life balance, the only way I get anything approaching it is by working 4 days a week instead of 5. It’s the smartest thing I ever did and is the only thing that keeps me sane when school gets crazy!

    Did you enjoy the rest of Us? I really loved it, was pleasantly surprised as it didn’t immediately appeal to me.


    1. I would love to cut down to 4 days but we can’t really afford to at the moment unfortunately. It’s definitely something I’d look to doing in the future though.

      I really did enjoy the rest of Us after a bit of a slow start. I really warmed to the characters by the end.


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