I zoomed ahead after getting the main assembly done, and spent a jolly [ahem] couple of hours bashing grommets into place. Then I slipped the lacing in, and had a quick try-on…even without boning this gives a lovely shape, very curvaceous! I played with some lace left over from my daughter’s wedding dress, and I … Continue reading Whale I never! Edwardian corset #2
I’m whiling away the last few hours of term all alone in the maths/science office. Not a bad thing, as I brought my iPod in today, and I’m blasting out a couple of my favourite playlists: While I did a bit of prep work, some opera. Nothing too highbrow honest, but I got a taste … Continue reading SHATTERED!
…In so many ways. My job is definitely at risk, but management in their infinite wisdom will not be breaking the news of their decision until we’re all on holiday. Lovely. So we get to fret for another week and a half, while being asked to plan and prepare for September…but have no idea if … Continue reading The heat is on…
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
[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…
Basically what my boss said to me today, but neither as humorous or as cute. Apparently I shouldn’t get upset and agitated when the exams staff fuck up my students’ exam arrangements and cause them stress. I got slapped down. As you may guess, my tits are still not exactly calm. Back to the marking…. Continue reading Dented Fairy