Project 52 Week 4
Monday, nice start to the week- washing, ironing..... bleh! Well it had to be done :-) I did some of the Evo tasks and caught up with all the TV programmes which have been waiting for me in the planner. Cass was complaining that there wasn't much storage left for things that others might like to watch. I don't often have enough patience to watch programmes and do nothing else, so I often check facebook, read emails or something at the same time :-(
I had been looking forward to Wednesday, as #ELTchat was ready to start up again. If you haven't taken part before, it is a weekly CPD discussion on twitter, for ELT teachers around the world. One week we meet at 12 noon GMT and the next we meet at 9pm GMT. Maisie, who doesn't often come into my office during the day, decide to help- or hinder! This time we discussed the rise of pre-packaged language courses, with their own textbooks and adherence to a particular style. I am looking forward to reading the summary.
On Thursday I offered to join the Parish crew who were clearing the growth in a local woodland. They do this a couple of times a year and use the land for wildlife to live in. Unfortunately, the bracken and other wild plants have a habit of taking over, so they need to be kept under control. The volunteers had a great time in the fresh air, and for once, it was dry!.
We went to the pub to play music on Friday, but I forgot to take my camera with me.Earlier, we went down to the Yacht Club to check on the organisation for Saturday's Burn's Night. There must have been another function on, because we had to park on the other side of the harbour and walk across. As luck would have it, it was low tide so we didn't get our feet wet.
Finally, Saturday arrived. I really enjoy Burns' Night, and although there aren't many Scots in the yacht club, the people are always enthusiastic and numerous. We had a great evening and the band were tucked into a corner by the window, where we could see the tide as it raced in. The music was crisp, and we had people on the dance floor until they asked us to stop at 1.00 am. When I got home, my cat was delighted to see me. I read somewhere that cats become stressed when we fuss over them- but in my house it is the cats who solicit cuddles. Ebony always climbs up on her back legs to rub her face against mine when I come in. This picture was taken by Cairis at 1.30 am. She was still up- chatting to her friends on the other side of the world.
Well. onwards and upwards! I wonder what next week will bring. I'm back at work tomorrow, with a group of French catering students.They don't arrive until the afternoon, so they must be coming in on the ferry. That means that tomorrow will be a gentle reintroduction- and a time for planning and preparation, which doesn't happen often :-)