Thursday, 23 October 2008

A moment to blog

I've kept trying to find a moment to blog but already it's two weeks since I last posted. This will only be a quick update.

All the webcasting is finally completed. It all ran smoothly and the kids are still talking about it. It is on the internet for them and their friends to see and has gone a long way to raising the self-esteem of many of our students.

The German Exchange was largely successful. There are always some problems, and this year was no exception, but by and large everyone had a good time. On Sunday morning as they departed there were plenty of tears and already plans are afoot for some of them to go back in the summer. I hope they manage to organise this for themselves and the two groups (English and German) did seem to have got on really well.

One more day and then it is the holidays. I have got to do some work in the holidays but in amongst all of that the bathroom is getting fitted. I really cannot wait now. The stuff is bought and in the garage. Now it's just a case of getting it put in the bathroom.

My Grandma is now back at home. She was supposed to have her leg long pot taken off today. I've just spoken to her and the ambulance arrived without a wheelchair and stretcher, so it will now be another week before she can have the pot removed. Suffice to say, she is none too happy. I'm afraid it's another issue for me with the NHS. I know that it has its merits, but surely it is bad planning to have the ambulance booked and not the equipment to do the job. I'm going to see her this weekend. I couldn't go last weekend because I was occupied with work stuff.

In the holidays I'm also planning to do some spinning and knitting. I'm also going to do some reading and I hope to have some lie-ins. Nothing exciting is happening, but that's no bad thing.

1 comment:

Caroline M said...

My prime NHS moment was when I had a seven year old with a leg in plaster which he was not to put any weight on. They couldn't find any crutches short enough and couldn't tell me where I could hire a wheelchair. It got better after that.