29 May 2012

its been a while...

I realise I have been the worlds biggest slacker with my blog.... sorry anyone who still reads this. So in honour of being MIA I will post a huge update right now :)

School.... is school. I really like teaching but it is sooooo much work. I knew it was a lot of work coming in to the profession. But I don't think I realised how much more work it actually is than I thought. For all the people who rip teachers apart saying they are over paid and get a whole summer off blah blah blah.... FUCK YOU. That's truly how I feel. I work my ass off for those 2 months off. Firstly I pretty much take my work home with me every night so I work 'off the clock'. I arrive at school at 8am and leave at 5pm... not to mention my hour tube ride to work and back. And by no means am I complaining it just pisses me off when people think that teaching is such an easy profession. Come to my class for a day then you can have an opinion.

But other than that my students are lovely and make cards and pictures for me regularly.

Plus I am probably the only person who can respond to the question of "How was your day?"
With this answer....
"Not bad... just danced like a leaf, planted some sunflower seeds and counted on a numberline."

We are currently in the process of looking for a new place to move in to in August. Which will be amazing to actually be able to afford life. Were going to move in to a bigger house with 4 bedrooms plus LK is gonna move in with us too so I'm sure we will be having lots of ragers come the summer.

I'm also planning on going back to Canada for a summer visit for a little over six weeks. Which will be awesome since I haven't been home since Christmas. And what is even crazier is that I have been living in England for almost nine months now! Time definitely flies by...

And now on to my 101 accomplishments.....
12. Go out on a 'real' date
Not to get in to too many details but I did go out with a young gentleman for a couple drinks. Nice guy but didn't work out... But still a date none the less. And a completion for me :)

43. Watch a live sporting event
Jacqui took me to see the London 7s with a bunch of Kiwis. Which was amazing! It is basically a big rugby tournament with teams from all over the world and they play 7 on 7 rugby games for 14 mins each. Its an all day event where the teams play and beat each other out but its a big weekend two day game thing. So basically what really happens is everyone dresses up in crazy costumes and drinks heavily! AMAZING! I had such a great time!

We were the rainbow warriors

80. Have a Picnic
This past Saturday since the weather has been beautiful in London myself Laura and LK decided to go to Regents Park and have a picnic. Which seems to be the cool thing to do here in London. Grab some beers and hang out in a park... I think its cause on one really has backyards and such... so park drinking it is... back to the  high school days :)
I also made a mean guacamole for the occasion. 
80 degree weather... good call London!

sammies and ciders

Laura hates bugs and nature.... and sunlight...

And that about sums it up...

06 May 2012

garden adventures update

A few weeks back I posted dome pictures of my garden that I have been working on. It was the first pictures of when I planted the seeds and such...

Garden day 1

Now here are the pictures I took yesterday of how my little seeds are doing...

the first signs of a flower possibly...

It has been amazing weather for my little garden. Lots of rain here so she has been sprouting up lots! I keep going outside to check everyday and it keeps looking better and better! We are also doing a growing theme with my class so in class we have been growing plants and flowers as well.