After a couple of days back, I felt like I had not been away:-)
MondayI left M to sort out an appointment with the plumber, and went off to work.I had my old students back, and it was nice to be aware of their progress after being away from them. Sometimes we are too close to notice the difference. The warm weather had created a problem with wasps, so I was interested to see the traps on the trees in the courtyard. They are filled with sugar water and, once inside, the wasps drown.
I was looking forward to today, as #ELTchat was due to start up again. Hada and I moderated, and didn't disgrace ourselves. I was just settling down to sleep when the ceiling gave way under the water leak!!! It seems that there is something wrong with the header tank, and of course, when the plumber comes in the daytime , everyone has used water for a shower so there is no problem. Our own plumber is off sick, so we will need to wait until he comes back next week to get it sorted properly. Now we have to shut the water off each night to get some sleep.
ThursdayToday was the old Battle of Britain Air Display, which was renamed The International Air Display. I started teaching early, as you can't hear yourself think when the planes pass overhead. Then I wandered down to the harbour with my students to watch the display. My favourites are the Red Arrows and they always finish the programme in style. There were many people watching all round the bay.
FridayToday is the start of the Jersey Regatta, sponsored by UBS this year. Today Cairis is crewing for her dad, and the rest of the weekend she is driving the rescue rib and doing duty on the finish line boat. I expect that my weekend will be very relaxing. I'll be able to catch up on some housework and prepare for my CertTESOL course which is coming up soon. I'll be really happy when the roadworks at St Aubin are finished- they seem to have lasted all year.
Today is Cairis's 25th birthday. I didn't actually see her this morning as she was off to her boat at the crack of dawn, but I picked her some flowers from her rose in the garden and left her a card. We are planning to do something tomorrow when Miles comes to dinner. In the evening I was playing for a fund-raiser for the Leprosy Mission. The ceilidh was in St Martin, which has beautiful buckets of flowers outside the hall. While waiting for the others, I took a photo of the amazing sky.
SundayHaving got rid of everyone early again, I prepared a special dessert for dinner and then did some laundry. Our new window is coming on Tuesday, so I don't want a mess in the room where they will be working. There is a sense of achievement when it is all washed, ironed and put away, anyway :-)
I then popped out for my Sunday flowers and parked the car back in the co-op space, where I saw that there had been a proliferation of signs???