Hurrah! The end of the marking is [sort of] in sight! One of the papers I marked today amused me greatly- the student hadn’t managed to get much right, but had written some wry comments. Here’s my favourite:I’m very slightly ahead of schedule though, so I rewarded myself with an hour or so sewing before … Continue reading The Bottom Line
‘Tis done! The parrot has landed! V2813, stretch cotton sateen panel print from The Textile Centre. A couple more buttonholes, loads of teensy buttons to sew on [I used ones left from my daughter’s wedding dress for now, they may end up different colours courtesy of nail varnish]. A few ‘French tacks’ [whatever they may … Continue reading Polly-amorous!
Hurrah! The worst of the marking is over, and time for sewing hath returned! I still have one unit to mark, but plenty of time to do it, so the pressure is off. I had a bit of TOIL stacked up at work. and booked today off, intending to try to join my lovely wife … Continue reading Parrot fashion
Didn’t get any recreational sewing done today, but I did get to spend a pleasant bit of time when my doc-daughter came to visit with her new man. Once all were fed and watered, she reminded me of the huge bag of repairs/alterations/’mum can you just..’ stuff she’d left behind on her last visit. Bum. … Continue reading Slight changes to plans…
[Thanks Terry for the 2 best role models an old battleaxe could possibly wish for!] I’m still neck deep in exam marking, and still being held in suspense about the redundancies. So I’m pretty tired and fractious, all in all. Fortunately my lovely wife is keeping me fed, supplying me with gallons of tea, and … Continue reading I Aten’t Dead!
Today was the day of the last A level maths paper my guys sat. I spent the morning up in my classroom, as various students came and went: BTEC guys were finishing their assignments [ohhhhh so SLOWLY], and a couple of A level students were prepping for the afternoon. So mostly, I just needed to … Continue reading Another era endeth…
Just taking five from the marking and having a little YouTube pootle…and found this: Followed a couple more links, and found that Toni Basil’s SEVENTY ONE! Apparently she was pushing forty when she released ‘Mickey’. Who’d a thunk? I feel soooooo old! Continue reading I feel old!