The last couple of weeks have been hectic. The course was gearing up for the moderator's visit, I started a new course with iTDi, and the Ceilidh Band has been busy- I needed more hours in the day to get everything done- with the result that I am planning to sleep for about 3 days to recuperate :-)
I didn't get much time to go out today. The band was working last night and so I hadn't done any marking! My office looks like a bomb has hit it- there is paper everywhere. Fortunately I got a really good deal on paper for the printer- as I forgot to bring any home from work =- duh!
MondayI managed to escape for lunch today, so I drove up to the top of the road and sat in the bay while I had my sandwich. The sun was shining and it felt most unseasonably warm. It really is a lovely part of the island to work in, and as it was half-term, there were plenty of people out, enjoying the sunshine and the view.
No time to stop today. The weather is even better than yesterday, but I have too much to do to go out. The little view of the sea from the classroom window will have to sustain me. By the time I get home it is too dark to enjoy the sea.
Lunch was spent in the Winston Churchill gardens today. The weather was wonderful, so we had time for a walk in the fresh air.
Today is Hallowe'en. I have my store of sweeties for the little Trick or Treaters who knock on the door. Today is the final day of teaching for the free classes and we have invited them all to a party on Monday. The students have been great- turning up all month, even after finishing their shifts- and some having to go back afterwards!
Saturday and Sunday
As if I don't spend enough time there normally, the musicians decided to play down the old Smuggler's Inn in St Brelade. There was a mini beer festival, so off we trooped. The sun was shining on the sea, so I stopped to take a photo. It really is a beautiful place to spend time.
On Sunday I started a course on NeuroELT with iTDi.pro. It looks like it is going to be a really interesting series of webinars.
MondayThe final week of the course. We had a party in the afternoon for the trainees to spend time out of class with their students. It was fun, and the students were trying to convince the trainees to continue the lessons, if possible.
Lots of them had to go back to work afterwards, so there wasn't a lot of alcohol consumed.
TuesdayM went to a seminar today and the attendees were given a mobile charger unit. My friend Lorraine was there too, and suggested that he get one for me too. She knows that I love everything techie. When I read the box, it made me smile as the English is more like Chinglish :-)
The weather is on the turn- and it feels much colder today. It is also wet.
WednesdayI can't remember the last time I cooked a meal. My family have been great- but M only knows how to reheat M & S ready meals, and I have been too tired to care. Today was no different, so I suggested that we go out for a tennerfest. The island restaurants all take part in the month of October, which is now extended into early November. You can have a two or three course meal for £10.00, depending on the restaurant. It is a great excuse to try new places, especially the really expensive ones.
On the way I took pics of the sea, and St Helier in the distance.
ThursdayAs if I didn't have enough to do, one of my colleagues is sick and I did his Business Class for him. IT was fun to be in a classroom. That is my preferred environment, rather than training. I enjot both, but the mix was nice for a change. In the evening I had to pick up the examiner from the airport and drop him at his hotel.
Moderation.The day was smooth and the moderator passed all of my trainees. I am now on holiday, so I can sleep for a week:-) We decided to go down to the local pub for a tennerfest together. The food was really nice, and everyone had a great time.