Week 10! Lots of outside shots this week. The weather was sunny, and occasionally warm, and the tide was out any time I had a chance to go outside. Jersey has one of the highest tidal ranges in the world and it is a really different place at high, low or half-tide.
Sunday 4th March 2012
My husband decided to go down to work on his boat, so I dropped him off and took the opportunity to photograph him and his pretty little day boat, Jamesina. She is an Oyster-man Gaff cutter. I was happy for the peace to get on with the preparations for my course.
Monday 5th MarchToday is a big day. I have my new intake of trainees for the Trinity Cert.TESOL. They range in age and experience, but have already started to bond, so I'm hoping for great things from this lot :-)
Tuesday 6th March
I managed to finish at a sensible time today and it is really noticeable that the days are getting longer. I decided to attack the wall in my front garden, as the paint had blown in places. Unfortunately, so had some of the render, so I've given myself a much larger job than I expected.
I am also watching the Azalea outside my bay window with interest as it has now got buds on it, and I enjoy the flowers when it blooms.
Wednesday 7th March
My daughter sent me parcel returning a bag which I had lent her. In it was this ornament for my bathroom. I haven't decided where to put it yet, but I tried it on the music stand which I sprayed silver and tucked behind the bath. Everyone laughs at my black candles and says they look like black magic, but they match the tiles. My bath is a fantastic place to relax at the end of a busy day. It beats a shower hands down!
Thursday 8th March
Friday 9th March
Most people know that I buy fresh flowers every Sunday, except at Christmas-time. It has been very warm in the window this week and my tulips don't look as if they will survive until Sunday. They look as though they will fall apart if the cats brush against them, as they are wont to do! I might just have to remove them before I get pollen all over the place.
Saturday 10th March
Another sign that spring is here, is that my neighbour has opened up his little shop in his garage. He supports an orphanage in Kenya, which he visits every year to help them build what they need. Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer he sells pocket-money type goods in his garage, which fronts onto the street. He does very well from the children and tourists who pass by and I often buy my costume jewellery from him- at very reasonable prices!